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New Superior Nylon 680 is a high-end super strong medical grade nylon made with a FDA approved polymer. Nylon 680 is a nylon-based material for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF, FDM) 3D printing, is designed for use in a wide range of industries, including: medical, dental, food processing, and robotics. Nylon 680 is compatible with sterilization procedures, has FDA approval for indirect food contact, and is designed to have superior strength and physical attributes when compared to consumer-grade materials currently on the market. Nylon 680 is compatible with the following ethylene oxide and steam/boiling sterilization methods, used globally in scientific laboratories for conducting a wide range of research. Compatibility with sterilization processes is a rare material property in the 3D printing industry and is a unique attribute of Nylon 680. Lab Applications include: Scaffolds to grow cells, tissue engineering, prototyping medical devices and prosthetic, on-demand manufacturing of custom laboratory equipment Nylon 680 is approved for used in food storage and handling; it can be used to make dishware, utensils, and food decorations where the alcohol percentage is less than 8%. It is also dishwasher safe.
For Use by Medical, Dental, and Food Processing Industries
Nylon 680 is compatible with the following sterilization
methods, used globally in scientific laboratories for conducting a wide range
Ethylene oxide sterilization
compatible (Low temperature)
compatible (High temperature)
Sterilization is important for researchers because it
removes all fungus, bacteria, and other microbes which may be detrimental to
the conditions of experimentation. Compatibility with sterilization processes
is a rare material property in the 3D printing industry and is a unique
attribute of Nylon 680.
Lab Applications include:
Scaffolds to grow cells
Prototyping medical devices and
On-demand manufacturing of custom
Consideration for Dental Applications
Dentists in the European Union are currently investigating
this material for use in their practices; as such, it is currently under
certification testing for an EU Dental CE marking, which would allow Nylon 680
to be used commercially in dentistry.
Nylon 680 is approved for used in food storage and handling;
it can be used to make dishware, utensils, and food decorations where the
alcohol percentage is less than 8%. It is also dishwasher safe.
Specifically, Nylon 680 is manufactured to meet FDA
21CFR177.1500. PART 177
ADDITIVES" POLYMERS Subpart B--Substances for Use as Basic Components of
Single and Repeated Use Food Contact Surfaces.
Vacuum Sealed and
Nylon 680 comes vacuum sealed and with a serial/batch number
to allow traceability. This allows you to be sure your filament has the
Due to its unique properties, Nylon 680 is well-suited for
use for veterinary application including casting animals and developing custom
Excellent material for high-strength, functional 3D
Stronger than PLA and
Printed parts with Nylon 680 have been tested independently
and are shown to be superior in strength when compared to other commercially
available FFF 3D printing materials, and even to injection molded parts with
PLA or ABS.
testing, 3D printed samples of nylon 680 reached an average tensile modulus
stress of 28,634 psi (197.42 MPa); in comparison, Nylon 645 reaches a tensile
modulus of 27,141 psi (187.13 MPa).
Nylon 680 has approximately 20% opacity, making it
considerably more transparent than Nylon 645. This is a major requirement for
industry, as it supports "Non-Destructive Evaluation," allowing users
to confirm that their part printed properly.
Precision 3D Printing
Nylon 680 has very low shrinkage, allowing for printing
parts with tight tolerances; this means users who are creating functional parts
with a specific size requirement can be sure Nylon 680 is up to the task. Nylon
680 also maintains the well-known nylon slippery surface as requested by
clinics and industry.
Superior Performance for Engineering
Nylon 680 is also intended to trail blaze the path for 3D
printing in robotics. The robotics
industry is currently developing new motors specifically designed to withstand
high torque, with a minimal end-to-end shaft length. Motors with such designs will be the standard
for articulated joints and will require non-standard gearing as well as
interconnecting hubs and mating flanges.
Nylon 680 is an attractive material to meet the aforementioned
requirements, as it is a high strength material with proven low-friction
Nylon 680 can be used to print the large parts necessary for
creating drones and related robotics applications.
In addition, Nylon 680 can be used to print a wide range of
functional items, including: glasses and other outerwear, wearable gadgetry,
art, sporting equipment, durable custom parts needed for construction projects,
and much more!
Care and Handling:
While Taulman nylon filaments are designed to avoid problems
caused by humidity, nylon materials still inherently absorb moisture, which can
affect their printability when the materials are not properly cared for.
Fortunately, absorption of moisture is completely reversible.
Tips for handling
summertime, keep nylons in a non-humid environment
storing nylons in an environment like a basement, which tend to be humid
using a dehumidifier in your materials storage room
using silica gel packets to absorb moisture
But what can you do
if your material has been in a humid environment and has absorbed moisture?
As stated above, absorption of moisture is completely
reversible. Drying nylon materials before using them for printing will remove
almost all of the water molecules. You may use a blow dryer for this, or some
desiccant packets. Even if Taulman nylons are submerged in water for weeks at a
time, the process of water absorption can still be completely reversed. So no
worries and print on!