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Posted · Printing with nylon on UM3...

Hi All.

Seen many post on printing with nylon and its exceptional qualities.

Before I go down this path can I actually print nylon on my UM3 w/o modifications? There have been a few I've come across that state you simply cannot just print nylon with brass and non-metalic hot ends due to the 240-260c temperature and abrasive nature of nylon will ruin the brass tip?

Any suggestions appreciated!

Rick...

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Posted · Printing with nylon on UM3...

I print with Nylon on my UM3E with no mods. It prints nicely and is not abrasive. However, Carbon Fibre infused Nylon is. Make sure it is just plain old nylon and not some exotic infused filament.

Happy printing!!

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Posted · Printing with nylon on UM3...

Please also note nylon deteriorates due to moisture absorption, so keep it dry, preferably also during printing. The issue varies a lot per brand, Ultmaker nylon prints pretty easy, some other brands are super moisture sensitive.

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Posted · Printing with nylon on UM3...

Thanks everyone for the info! Much appreciated.

Yes aware nylon is very hygroscopic and requires extra special care to ensure it is moisture free. I've seen some spool feeders that do this very thing keeping it dry and dust free while feeding it.

Thanks again.

Rick...

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