Nylon filament resistant to heat and chemicals

Nylon filament (PA 12), thanks to its resistance to heat, alcohol and chemicals, is particularly useful for mechanical and technical applications. It is extremely durable, strong and wear resistant. Moreover, it is easily machined with tools designed for metal processing and it is also easily painted, which makes it even more versatile and functional. Nylon PA12 also performs very well at temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius. Thanks to this, it can operate in a wide temperature range and retain its properties.

It is incredibly flexible – it elongate by 50% before it breaks. Nylon PA12 has excellent resistance to chemicals including hydraulic fluids, oil, fuels, grease, salt water, and solvents. This makes it an excellent material for 3D printing in the automotive and industry fields. However,  PA12 is not resistant to concentrated alkalis and acids. This filament is a must-have for every engineering workshop equipped with a 3D printer. For even more demanding projects, we recommend using reinforced nylon filament. Fiberlogy’s product range includes: PA12+CF15 (carbon fibers) and PA12+GF15 (glass fibers).

Due to the shrinkage of the material during printing, it is necessary to use 3D printer with a closed and heated printing chamber. This allows you to maintain a constant temperature around the 3D printed element.


  • Mechanical parts: guides, gears (cog wheels)
  • Technical components: slide bearings, nuts
Diameter Net weight Colors
1.75 mm 0.75 kg

Nylon PA12 properties:

  • High resistance to high temperatures and chemical compounds
  • High flexibility
  • Resistant to abrasion

How to print Nylon PA12:

The following parameters are only suggested print settings for this material. To ensure the best print quality, it is necessary to choose the appropriate settings for a specific printer and printing conditions.


Nozzle Temperature 255-270°C
Bed Temperature 90-110°C
Closed chamber required
Fan 0-10%
Flowrate 95-105%
Printing Speed 35-60 mm/s
Surface glass, PVA glue, hairspray
Retraction (direct) 2-3 mm
Retraction (bowden) 4-6 mm
Retraction Speed 20-45 mm/s
Drying conditions 70°C / 4h

Properties of PA12 filament


Fiberlogy Nylon PA12 has been positively assessed in the Open Filament Program (OFP) project run by Raise3D:


Diameter Diameter tol Oval tol Printing temp Table temp
1.75 mm +/- 0.02 + 0.01 255-270°C ca. 100°C

Colors: NYLON PA12

Fiberlogy NYLON PA12 Black


Fiberlogy NYLON PA12 Natural


Fiberlogy NYLON PA12 Inox


Fiberlogy NYLON PA12 Light Green

Light Green

Fiberlogy NYLON PA12 Blue


Fiberlogy NYLON PA12 Red


Fiberlogy NYLON PA12 Orange


Fiberlogy NYLON PA12 Yellow


Fiberlogy NYLON PA12 White


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