WearX Wear Resistant Nylon Filament


WearX™ Friction and Wear Resistant Nylon 6 Copolymer has been modified specifically for improved wear resistance. Our formulation offers excellent wear resistance along with industrial-grade mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistance properties.

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WearX™ Wear Resistant Nylon 6 Copolymer

WearX™ PA6 has been modified for enhanced wear resistance for greatly improved wear resistance vs. standard PA6 (3X improvement!).  WearX™ PA6 offers a harder surface, improved dimensional stability, and a matte surface appearance. This material was inspired by the need for an enhanced material specifically formulated to resist sliding and rotational wear.

End Use Tip: Ideal for 3D printing net shape or near-net shape tribological applications that were previously machined from stock shapes such as Nylatron® GS MoS2 filled nylons.

Pro Tip: Wear resistance gradually diminishes as in-use temperatures rise and are limited in this formulation to 120°C. WearX™ PA6 was formulated for enhanced wear resistance under dry conditions, but the addition of external lubricants will extend wear-life, especially at elevated temperatures and under increased loading and/or speeds (high PV’s).

Print Recommendations

Ext Temp 1

Extruder Temp

Bed Temp

Bed Temp

Chamber Temp

Heated Chamber

Nozzle Settings

Nozzle Specs
0.2mm or Larger

Bed Adhesion

Bed Adhesion
Nano Polymer Adhesive

Layer Height

Layer Height
0.15mm or Larger

Drying Filamen

Drying Specs
90°C for 4-6 hours

Water Soluble Support

X1 USM Water Soluble Support

Attributes of WearX™ PA6 Include:

  • 3X Improved Wear Resistance vs. Unfilled AmideX™ PA6 Copolymer
  • High strength 62 MPa tensile str. with lightly lower impact / elongation vs. unfilled nylon
  • Improved chemical resistance compared to many other traditional 3D printing filaments
  • Excellent printability with a more matte surface than unfilled PA6-66 copolymers
  • Good thermal properties with a Tg of 76°C, 143°C HDT, and Tm of 200°C
ion chem resistance

Filament Specifications:

1.75mm and 2.85mm +/- 0.05mm in diameter

Recommended Print Settings:

  • Extruder: 260-275°C
  • Bed Temp: 80-95°C
  • Bed Prep: Nano Polymer Adhesive Prep gives us the best results
  • Heated Chamber: Not required, but recommended as a 30-80°C chamber does improve layer bonding and finished part mechanical properties
  • Supports: AquaTek™ water soluble X1 USM Universal Support Material works ideal for complex parts.
  • Drying Instructions: 90°C for 4-6 hours if Nylon 6 becomes wet.

Nylatron® GS is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi Chemical Company


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