Xometry, a 3D printing service provider, offers glass-filled nylon as an alternative to standard Nylon-12 for parts that require higher stiffness. This material is for laser sintering systems.
Stiffer plastic parts
Glass-Filled Nylon is stiffer than regular nylon-12, because of the glass infill along the entirety of the part. This infill prevents warping and breaking, especially for larger parts.
Glass-Filled Nylon parts are highly heat resistant, making them suitable for use in the aerospace industry.
Because of the higher stiffness, very fine features could be more brittle.
Larger size capabilities
The overall build volume for Glass-Filled Nylon is 26 in. x 15 in. x 23 in. The build volume can support a few large parts, or many smaller pieces. A design note: As the size increases, walls should thicken up to about 0.1- 0.2 in. max.
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