Markforged Tough Nylon is the standard plastic material that makes up most of any print done on a Markforged printer.
Tough Nylon is used as a casing for the fiber that is embedded in a part. The outer shell of a part, the inner fill, and any supports in a print are all made up of Nylon.
The following is useful information regarding printing with Tough Nylon:
- Nylon is currently available for the Mark Two and X7.
- Nylon must be stored in a dry, airtight environment at all times.
The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Tough Nylon is available here.
The following chart outlines the product specifications for Tough Nylon:
|Tensile Strength (MPa)||ASTM D638||54|
|Tensile Modulus (GPa)||ASTM D638||0.94|
|Tensile Strain at Break (%)||ASTM D638||260|
|Flexural Strength (MPa)||ASTM D790*||32|
|Flexural Modulus (GPa)||ASTM D790*||0.84|
|Flexural Strain at Break (%)||ASTM D790*||N/A**|
|Heat Deflection Temperature (°Celcius)||ASTM D648
*Measured by a method similar to ASTM D790
**Flexural Strain at Break is not available because nylon does not break before the test ends.