MJF Nylon (HP-PA12)

This nylon material has excellent mechanical properties, with strength and density exceeding that of parts produced on other powder bed printing technologies. The strength makes it an excellent choice for functional parts, such as drone parts, RC cars, mechanical fixtures, camera mounts and phone cases. The surface is semi-glossy and somewhat granular, also making it a great material for jewelry, home decor, toys and games. HP Nylon Plastic can be thought of as a general use plastic that has a wide range of applications.

Manufacturing Infomation

Pricing: $1.90/cm3
Minimum Cost:$45
Lead Time: 7 days
Max Print Size(mm):
284 x 350 x 350
Min Print Size(mm):
3 x 3 x 3
Layer Heights(mm):
Dimensional Accuracy:
±0.3% (with a lower limit of ±0.3 mm)
Smooth: 4/5
Detail: 4/5
Accuracy: 4/5
Rigidity: 4/5
Flexibility: 4/5


Suitable for:

  • Functional prototypes and end products,
  • Complex designs with intricate details
  • Moving and assembled parts
  • Cases, holders, adapters
  • Cavities within design (unless making use of escape holes)
  • Sales, marketing and exhibition models
  • Form and fit testing
  • Functional prototyping and testing
  • Jewelry, art
  • Not Suitable for:

    Colours Available


    Colours Post Process


    Additional Info

    Thicker models are more difficult to bend Flexibility depends on the structure and design of the model. The thicker you make something, the less flexible it will be.

    Print lines or "Stepping"

    Depending on the shape of your model and orientation in the print tray, you might see print lines, or “stepping” phenomena on your model, which is a natural artifact of 3D printing. 3D printing works by printing layer by layer, and while our layers are around 0.08mm thin, there is a "step" between each layer, much like a staircase.


    Additive Manufacturing

    Design Rules

    Min Supported Wall Thickness:1.5mm A supported wall is one connected to other walls on two or more sides.
    Min Unsupported Wall Thickness: 2mm An unsupported wall is one connected to other walls on less than two sides.
    Min Supported Wires:1mm A wire is a feature whose length is greater than five times its width. A supported wire is connected to walls on both sides.
    Min Unsupported Wires:1.5mm A wire is a feature whose length is greater than five times its width. An unsupported wire is connected to walls on less than two sides.
    Min Embossed Detail: 0.5mm A detail is a feature whose length is less than twice its width.
    The minimum detail is determined by the printer's resolution.When detail dimensions are below the minimum, the printer may not be able to accurately replicate them. Details that are too small can also be smoothed over in the polishing process.

    To ensure details come out clearly, make them larger than the indicated minimum. We may refrain from printing products with details smaller than the minimum, since the final product will not be true to your design. If your product has details smaller than the minimum, try making them larger, removing them, or considering a material with finer detail.
    Min Engraved Detail:0.5mm A detail is a feature whose length is less than twice its width. Engraved or debossed details go into a surface.
    Min Escape Holes:8mm
    Min Clearance:0.6mm Clearance is the space between any two parts, walls or wires. To ensure a successful product, make the clearance between parts, walls, and wires greater than the indicated minimum. If your clearance is too small, try making the gap bigger, or consider fusing the parts or features if their independence is unnecessary. You can also try a material with a smaller minimum clearance.
    Interlocking/moving or enclosed parts?Yes Sometimes the interlocking/moving parts can't be printed, since the supports inside the cross section can't be removed.
    Require Support Material?No Because each layer needs to build off the last, for some material, angles of more than 45 degrees generally require supports to be printed along with the design. Supports are not inherently detrimental for your design, but they do add complexity to the printing process and lead to less smooth finish on overhanging parts.

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