3D Printing Filament- CarbonX Nylon6-CF
CarbonX™ PA6-CF filament is formulated using a PA6 copolymer reinforced with high-modulus carbon fiber. This material combines high flexibility along with strength. Perfect for application’s where high bending stress and/or cyclical loading will be encountered. Unlike metals which have a low elongation percentage, PA6-CF will flex to accommodate the load but return to its original form, without permanent material deformation.
This filament is ideal for anyone that desires a structural component with high modulus, improved chemical and thermal resistance, excellent surface quality, and ease of printing. Gen3 has higher HDT than previous grades (147°C at .45MPa) allowing for expanded use in higher-temp applications.
- Additional information
- 3D PRINTING FILE
- DESIGN TOOLS
Recommended Print Settings:
- Extruder: 240-270°C
- Bed Temp: 80-110°C
- Nozzle: We currently recommend a hardened steel nozzle with a minimum diameter of 0.4mm.
- Other: Ideal layer height is 60% of nozzle diameter. We do not recommend printing layers smaller than 0.2mm with carbon fiber reinforced filaments.
- Bed Prep: Single layer with glue stick gives us plenty of hold.
- Heated Chamber: Not required, but a heated chamber between 30-80°C allows for superior layer bonding and mechanical properties
- Supports: Water soluble AquaTek X1 USM works great for complex parts.
- Drying Instructions: 90°C for 4 hours
Nylon Product Benefits:
– High ductility
-Superior wear resistance
-Ease print capability
-Ductility combined with superior stiffness
Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Benefits:
– High Stiffness
– Excellent Strength to Weight Ratios
Due to its high strength, carbon fiber possesses high abrasion characteristics. For top tool capability we recommend a 0.6mm or 0.8mm nozzle. The larger diameter with allow for higher flow rates and reduced system resistance. The increased flow rat will not only support longer nozzle life but also preserve the life of the machines feeder mechanism. With the correct program tuning this material can be printed with a 0.4mm nozzle, for excellent surface finish.
Additionally, hardened steel nozzles are the top recommendation to extend the life of the tool. The carbon fiber will wear out a soft material nozzle in a shorter period of time, leading to printing issues for poor quality printed parts.