Following extensive evaluation of the top performing nylon materials for 3d printing, taulman3D’s Bridge Nylon has been awarded with National Stock Numbers (NSN). The material will be part of a newly available line of SKILCRAFT 3D printing filaments, supplies and accessories with National Stock Numbers (NSN) and the AbilityOne designations.
As 3d printing is leveraged across more public sector supply chains in the US and internationally, 3d printing filaments have been added to the list of products available for procurement via the federal supply system, which is maintained to serve the US federal government—including the Department of Defense and all US national agencies—and NATO allies.
“The performance and viability of 3d printed parts are directly linked to the quality of the materials and feedstock being used. We are pleased to be included in this initial group being assigned National Stock Numbers in the 3d printing filament category,” said taulman3D President, Zach Lichaa.
These materials will be distributed through North Central Sight Services (NCSS) under the SKILCRAFT® brand. For more than five decades, SKILCRAFT products have been supporting and supplying the US federal government’s needs. NCSS has been providing fulfillment services to the government and military for a wide range of supplies for over 30 years. The SKILCRAFT line of 3d printing materials includes only selected American filament manufacturers across a range of polymer types such as nylon, PLA, ABS, specialty material for bio-medical applications, and support materials.
SKILCRAFT 3D Nylon Pro is an engineering grade nylon polymer, with excellent chemical, thermal and solvent resistance. The material is used daily by professional engineers to create items including but not limited to gears, hinges and flanges. The material is made exclusively in the United States to mitigate supply chain issues.
“Nearly a decade ago, taulman3D began developing materials specifically for additive manufacturing processes,” Lichaa said. “Thankfully, that work has allowed us to build a vibrant customer base across various industrial sectors, and to meet the needs of U.S. and Allied forces as they leverage additive manufacturing to modernize their supply chains.”
With SKILCRAFT 3D Nylon Pro end users get the same high-quality nylon they receive from taulman3D. NCSS provides all assembly and fulfillment labor along with a special spool made from polycarbonate they recycled. Combining taulman3D’s ability to produce high performance materials and NCSS’s decades of experience delivering products to the US military when and where they need it, means reliable performance, reliably delivered.
The AbilityOne Program, (formerly JWOD) provides employment opportunities for more than 47,000 Americans who are blind. Visit AbilityOne.gov for more information. To learn more about NCSS visit ncsight.org. Procurement and purchasing options as well as detail specs for SKILCRAFT 3D Nylon Pro, along with other polymers for AM through GSA and other channels can be found at www.fed3Dsupply.com.
SKILCRAFT® is a registered trademark owned and licensed by National Industries for the Blind.