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    Looking for a printer with specific capabilities for Nylon

    I am looking for a printer to print nylon. I currently have a CR10 with an enclosure and all metal hot end, but it is unable to reach bed temperatures high enough for nylon. I would like to buy something with out of the box capability. These are my requirements

    Bed and nozzle capable of nylon temperatures
    Enclosed
    Dual extruder
    Auto bed leveling

    These are my nice to haves

    Hardened nozzles for glass and carbon filled materials
    Print area on par with my CR10

    I'd like to find something in the sub 1000 range that meets the requirements. I've looked at the Qudi Tech Xpro, but it was missing the auto bed leveling.
    I'd like to hear your recommendations.

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    what kind of nylon are you printing and at what temp? Nylon 910 prints nicely on my Makergear at 255C with a 40C bed and a 50C enclosure. Why wouldn't a an all metal hot end make it up to 255C?

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    In my opinion, the Zortrax Inventure, or m200/m300 with Hepa filters are your best bet. These things print nylon like a charm, I can maybe post a test print photo here in a few days if you want to see.

    You can read about these printers here

    Zortrax Inventure
    Zortrax m200 plus
    Zortrax m300 plus
    Zortrax 300 dual

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    Nylon printing is tough, resistant to heat and doesn't scratch or wear down eaily. so it is known as the best 3D printer filaments.
    Here I suggest to buy Pulse XE 3D printer for nylon.

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    the biggest tip for printing nylon is to get the right type of nylon.

    Some types print pretty easily on an unenclosed machine.

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    Choosing the right filament brand to print is indeed the key to Nylon Printing -About a year ago I needed to print some parts for a project underway in my company and since they were spray nozzles for a spray plating system and would involve hot water ,corrosive chemicals and solvents- none of the easy to print materials could be used. I tried samples about a dozen Nylon filaments on the Ender 3 plus we had then and almost gave up in despair until a conversation with Tim at 3dFilaprint introduced me to Taulman 230 and Taulman Bridge and at the same time got a sample of Spectrum filaments PA6 Low warp nylon all of which printed very well on our equipment. Unfortunately these materials are at the top end of PA filament prices and we tried several more brands without luck.

    Taulman brands can be had from 3dfilaprint and the spectrum PA6 LW from 3dJake. All of them can be reliably printed using a simple printer but require a draft proof enclosure. We print nylon on lightly sanded Tufnol (Garolite LE) with no adhesion problems except it can be difficult to get of the build plate sometimes.

    We use nozzle temperatures around 255 degrees and bed 55 degrees so within the capability of the CR10
    Last edited by Gambo; 08-11-2021 at 10:37 AM.

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