Z-NYLON (PA12) is a versatile and strong 3D printing filament resistant to high temperatures and various chemicals. It can be post-processed with tools meant for machining metals. Z-NYLON is hard to break and easy to paint as it can be colored with commonly used, acid-based clothing dyes.

The filament quickly absorbs moisture and should be stored in a water-proof bag with a moisture absorber. As all nylon-based materials, Z-NYLON has a relatively high shrinkage so using it is not advisable in 3D printing large geometric shapes with steep slopes. To reduce the shrinkage, it is recommended to work with HEPA Cover attached on the M Series Plus 3D printers.

Available Colors

Dedicated for Container Weight Diameter Extrusion
Zortrax M200 Plus spool 800 g ± 5% 1.75 mm Single
Zortrax Inventure
Zortrax M300 Plus 2000 g ± 5%
Zortrax M300 Dual
Key Properties Metric Imperial Test Method
Flexural Modulus 781.01 MPa 113 ksi ISO 178:2011
Tensile Strength 33.22 MPa 4820 psi ISO 527:1998
Melting Point 172.81° C 343° F ISO 11357-3:2014
A fully functional vise 3D printed with Z-NYLON.

A vise. A fully functional vise 3D printed with Z-NYLON.


  • Tools
  • Hinges
  • Buckles
  • Gears
  • Functional prototypes
  • Mechanical parts