SLS Nylon (PA12/2200)

The SLS Nylon(PA12) (plastic) objects printed through FacFox are created from a fine polyamide powder, more commonly known as plastic. The material is both solid and flexible. Nylon PA12 (Plastic) is great for both experienced professionals and beginning designers because of its high precision and low cost. The material is white, granular, and somewhat porous.

Manufacturing Infomation

Pricing: $1.06/cm3
Minimum Cost:$25
Lead Time: 3 days
Max Print Size(mm):
700 x 380 x 580
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: 3/5
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
  • Form and fit testing
  • Functional prototyping and testing
  • Not Suitable for:

  • Fine-detail models with smooth surfaces
  • Large models
  • Colours Available


    Colours Post Process


    Additional Info

    This material is incredibly versatile, and can be used for a wide variety of applications, from iPhone cases to jewelry, remote controlled quadcopters to wearable bikinis. When thin, it's flexible enough for hinges and springs. When thick, it's strong enough for structural components.

    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. A spring made with 1mm wire will compress and elongate rather easily. A spring made with 3mm thick will take a bit more effort, and won’t compress if you drop it from a few feet.

    Thicken your engraved/embossed text to make it easier to read

    Although 0.4mm details will show up in this material, we find that text raised at least 0.6mm shows up most clearly. If you want crisper text or embossed details, try bumping the thickness up to 0.6mm.


    Additive Manufacturing

    Design Rules

    Min Supported Wall Thickness:1mm A supported wall is one connected to other walls on two or more sides.
    Min Unsupported Wall Thickness: 1.5mm An unsupported wall is one connected to other walls on less than two sides.
    Min Supported Wires:0.8mm 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:1mm 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: 0.4mm 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:0.4mm A detail is a feature whose length is less than twice its width. Engraved or debossed details go into a surface.
    Min Escape Holes:10mm
    Min Clearance:0.5mm 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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