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Wear-resistant WearX™ PA6


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Industrial-grade PA6 copolymer for parts with improved friction and wear resistance.

3DxTech's filament portfolio includes a wide range of specialized and enhanced nylon filaments, one of them being the WearX™ PA6 filament. This material is composed of nylon 6 and designed to have advanced wear and friction resistance (3 times more than unmodified PA6), especially in terms of sliding and rotational wear in dry conditions in temperatures up to 120 ºC.

Parts 3D printed with the WearX™ PA6 filament

Image 1: Parts 3D printed with the WearX™ PA6 filament. Source: 3DXTECH.

In comparison with standard PA6, the WearX™ PA6 filament offers a harder surface, superior dimensional stability, and a matte surface finish. Apart from the wear resistance, parts 3D printed with the WearX™ PA6 filament have industrial-grade mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistance (methanol, isopropanol, petrol, weak acids, weak/strong bases, oils, detergents, lubricants, antifreeze).

The wear resistance of this material diminishes off as the operating temperature increases (up to 120 ºC). Nevertheless, applying an external lubricant will extend the wear life of parts 3D printed with WearX™ PA6 and allow for much more elevated operating temperatures, even under increased loads or speeds.

Elongation at break (%) 18
Tensile strength (MPa) 62
Tensile modulus (MPa) 2458
Flexural strength (MPa) 70
Flexural modulus (MPa) 2215
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance

The WearX™ PA6 filament should be printed at a temperature of 260-275 ºC, on a bed heated to 80-95 ºC. It is also recommended to use a 3D printed with a heated chamber if possible (30-80 ºC) as it can help prevent warping. Another way to prevent warping and improve adhesion of the 3D printed part to the printing surface (especially with large parts) is to use the Nano Polymer Adhesive.

Complex parts can be created with the WearX™ PA6 filament with the help of support structures. The compatible support filament is the AquaTek X1 UMS filament by 3DxTech.

The WearX™ PA6 filament should be stored properly in order to prevent it from absorbing excess moisture. Humidity is the biggest enemy of filaments as it can result in extrusion problems, poor surface quality of the 3D printed part and a deterioration in its mechanical properties. The best way to store the WearX™ PA6 filament is in a sealed bag with desiccant, in a vacuum sealed container or in an intelligent filament container. During printing, the Fiber Three drying case can be used. If the WearX™ PA6 filament absorbs too much moisture, it should dried in a filament dryer for 4-6 hours at 90 ºC.

General information
Manufacturer 3DxTech
Material PA6
Format Spool of 500 g
Density 1.18 g/cm3
Diameter of filament 1.75 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0.05 mm
Filament length ±176.2 m (Ø 1.75 mm-0.5 Kg)
Color Black
RAL/Pantone  -
Print settings
Printing temperature 260-275 ºC
Print bed temperature 85-90 ºC
Chamber temperature
Cooling fan -
Recommended printing speed -
Nozzle diameter 0.2 mm
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength -
Charpy impact strength -
Elongation at break (ISO 527) 18 %
Tensile strength (ISO 527) 62 MPa
Tensile Modulus (ISO 527) 2458 MPa
Flexural strength (ISO 178) 70 MPa
Flexural modulus (ISO 178) 2215 MPa
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature -
Melting temperature (DSC) 76 ºC
Inflammability -
Electrical properties
Surface resistance (ASTM D257) >1013 Ohm/sq
Wear properties
Wear index (ISO 7148-2) 12 µm/km
Dynamic coefficient of friction (ISO 7148-2) 0.35-0.55
Specific properties
Transparency  -
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Spool Diameter (outer) -
Spool Diameter (inner hole) -
Spool Width -

* The typical values detailed in this table should be considered as a reference. Actual values may vary depending on the 3D printer model used, part design and printing conditions. We recommend confirming the results and final properties with own tests. For more information you should consult the technical data sheet of the product.


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