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Best filament for 3D printing bolts and threaded rods.

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Posted · Best filament for 3D printing bolts and threaded rods.

I'm wanting to print some bolts or threaded rods and I'm wondering what the best filament is for this application.

 

I've done it in PLA before and it works pretty good, I've also done Nylon and that also works pretty good but I'm worried that nylons flexibility won't lead to the best thread, perhaps PETG is a better choice?

 

What's the general preferred material for strong threads?

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Posted · Best filament for 3D printing bolts and threaded rods.

Have a look at CNC kitchen on Youtube. you can find tons of videos where different material, infill pattern and others have been tested.

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Posted · Best filament for 3D printing bolts and threaded rods.

Good to know,

 

Well, I tried Nylon 6 which seems to work pretty well, Imitating a 1/2" X 20 bolt.

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Posted (edited) · Best filament for 3D printing bolts and threaded rods.

Polycarbonate to me personally, but you have to use breakaway.

 

 

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