Taulman Bridge is an innovative nylon 3D printer filament that has specifically been developed to make 3D printing with nylon easier and more accessible, as most of the barriers for printing with “regular” nylon have been overthrown. Printing with Taulman Bridge is significantly easier than printing with other nylons as it has:
Improved first-layer adherence to the print bed. The surface properties of most nylons make them extremely slippery adhering to the printing platform. As a result, these nylons do not stick well to a glass- or aluminium print surface and therefore require a “special” print surface, like unfinished poplar wood, or garolite (LE). These “special” print surfaces work well for all of Taulman3D nylons, but are not always easy to acquire and even so, require a bespoke cut section that fits each user's unit. Taulman Bridge nylon can easily be printed onto PVA glue coated surfaces. Simply put some white PVA glue on your print bed and start printing.
Reduced water uptake from local humidity. While it is not possible to eliminate the water uptake by nylon, it is possible to localize it to the surface through final processing changes. Therefore whilst printing, rather than water creating a subtle popping that can affect the surface finish, Bridge will hold the water to the outer portion resulting in a slight steam when wet. The result of this is that Bridge needs little or no drying in the winter and just needs to be warmed in the summer months.
Warping reduction. The same process that reduces water uptake also helps to reduce shrinkage. While nylon will always have a slightly higher amount of shrinkage than ABS, with Taulman Bridge it is reduced to an in/in value less than all other current Taulman nylons. These changes also led to a slight reduction in stringing as the extruded threads are a thicker melt.
Non-destructive evaluation. Non-destructive evaluation of 3D Printed parts is a function of the transparency of Bridge. Like Taulman 645 nylon, this transparency allows for visual inspection of printed parts. Parts can be printed "too fast" for some polymers. While the outside of the part may look acceptable, a part printed too fast will not have internal fill material that actually adheres to the inside of the perimeter. With Taulman Bridge and Taulman 645 nylon, non-destructive evaluation is a simple visual verification.
Taking above mentioned “user friendliness” aspects into account, Taulman3D managed to achieve a certified measure of strength for Taulman Bridge 3D printed parts of 4,800 PSI (Tensile Stress).
Taulman Bridge filament is wrapped on a plastic spool which contains approximately 0.45Kg of filament. Our Taulman Bridge filaments are packed in a sealed bag with silica. Please see below some more details with respect to the weight and dimensions of our Taulman Bridge filaments.