Strong, ductile, functional parts
This thermoplastic delivers optimal mechanical properties and is ideal for strong, ductile, functional parts. It has excellent chemical resistance and enhanced elongation-at-break. Nylon 11 is ideal for impact resistance and ductility for prostheses, insoles, sports goods, snap fits, living hinges, and more.
+/- 0.3% with a lower limit of +/- 0.3 mm
Maximum build size
380 x 285 x 380 mm (14.9" x 11.2" x 14.9")
Thermoplastic material delivering optimal mechanical properties.
Good elasticity, high elongation at break, and high impact resistance.
Provides excellent chemical resistance and enhanced elongation-at-break.
Stable to light, UV, and weather.
Renewable raw material from vegetable castor oil (reduced environmental impact).
Impact resistance and ductility for prostheses, insoles, sports goods, snap fits, living hinges, and more.
Complex designs with intricate details.
Moving and assembled parts.
Cases, holders, adapters.
Functional prototyping and testing.
Low-to-mid volume end-use manufacturing.
Common industrial use includes healthcare, consumer goods, industrial goods and education.
Max build volume
380 x 284 x 380 mm (15 x 11.2 x 15")
Min wall thickness
0.6 mm (flexible), 2 mm (rigid)
min 0.5 mm between part interface areas
min 0.7 mm between faces of printed assemblies
Emboss / deboss
min 0.5 mm
Thin and long parts, as well as large flat surfaces, may be prone to warping. You may also consider PA12 Glass Bead as an alternative material for these parts.
Consider hollowing or adding internal lattice structure to large solid pieces to improve accuracy and minimize cost.
Hinges, sockets, and linked parts can be integrated into the design.
+/- 0.3% (minimum of +/- 0.3 mm)
Density of part
Elongation at break
50% (XY), 35% (Z)
Hardness (Shore D)
Melting temperature (20°C/min)
Heat deflection temperature (1.82 MPa)
Heat deflection temperature (0.45 MPa)
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After the part has been printed it has a powdery gray look and feel. This finish is best suited for functional prototypes and non-visible parts.
Parts are submerged in a hot dye bath containing dye pigment. This gives a smooth, consistent finish with no loss of dimensional accuracy.
Cerakote is a thin-film ceramic coating applied to 3D printed parts to improve looks and functionality. A variety of colors are available.
A chemical vapor is used to smooth the surface of the part. Vapor smoothing can also enhance material properties and water resistance.