With more industries benefiting from additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, we are seeing more materials arise that can be used to produce prototypes and end-products. Metals such as gold, silver, aluminum, and titanium are common, as are resin and thermoplastic. MJF Nylon is another that expert 3D printing companies are turning to more often, though people who aren’t familiar with the material would like certain questions answered about it prior to using it for their finished parts.
What Is MJF Nylon?
MJF nylon is a material created by the Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing process. It’s an industrial method that manufactures end-products but can also be used for rapid prototyping. MFJ selectively applies fusing and detailing agents to nylon powder by using an inkjet array. These components are then heated together to create one single layer. Once the layer is finished, nylon powder is applied on top of the layer and the process begins again until the product is finished.
How Fast Is It?
This method of additive manufacturing is extremely quick. MFJ is considered one of the fastest processes in 3D printing technology. Theoretically, it is said that this method could operate 10x faster than other technology such as FDM or SLS. The option creates production parts in as quickly as a single day. The production speeds mean saving both time and money because of the quantities that can be printed.
How Is the Quality?
This 3D printing material consistently produces commercial-grade parts. When taking into consideration the exceptional strength and density of the parts created, it’s easy to see why MJF is acclaimed for its mechanical properties. The durability of MJF nylon means that functional parts for things like cars and drones can be made quickly at a fine price point. The texture of the material is sleek and visually it is semi-glossy and a bit granular, meaning it’s a good choice when manufacturing items like decor and jewelry. With its quality surface finish, there are plenty of uses for this material.
These are just a few reasons 3D printing services are utilizing this material. The environmental benefits of 3D printing alone are enough to consider the process. 3D printing could lead to a 5–27% reduction in global energy use in 2050. If you believe that MFJ nylon could be the material that takes either your prototypes or final parts to the next level, then get in contact with the professionals at Paradigm Manufacturing. We can answer any questions you have about this or other 3D printing materials.