CarbonX™ PP+CF  [Polypropylene]

CarbonX™ PP+CF [Polypropylene]


CarbonX™ Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene (PP) 3D Filament

CarbonX™ CF-PP is made using a specialty formulated polypropylene copolymer reinforced with high-modulus chopped carbon fiber.  This filament is based on a patent-pending formulation that offers improved thermal properties and low shrinkage/warp compared to competitive PP-based compounds.  

Please Note - due to the low density of CF-PP, the 750g reel has the equivalent amount of filament as a 1kg reel of ABS or ASA.  

Product Attributes:
Does not absorb moisture 
Excellent chemical resistance
Low density/light weight 
High strength and stiffness
Ease of printing - suitable for use on practically any 3D printer

Carbon fiber reinforced filaments are abrasive and will easily wear out a brass or aluminum nozzles.  We highly recommend our A2 Hardened Steel Nozzles when printing with carbon or glass fiber materials - HERE 

Chemical Resistance:
Acids: Acetic, Boric, Hydrochloric, Phosphoric, Stearic, Sulfuric, Uric
Bases: Hydroxides of Ammonium, Barium, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium
Solvents:  Acetone, Ethanol, MEK, Phenol (10%), Water
Note:  Chemical resistance information is for the base resin used in formulation and customers are encouraged to test parts to determine fitness for any particular use.

Recommended Print Conditions:
Extruder:  220-250°C depending on printer (up to 270°C on some printers)
Bed Temp:  23-60°C
Bed Prep:  Magigoo PP, Packaging Tape (PP-based)
Hardened Nozzle: 0.4mm or larger.  We strongly recommend our A2 Hardened Steel Nozzles - HERE
Layer Height:  Ideal layer height is 60% of nozzle diameter.  We do not recommend printing layers below 0.25mm with carbon fiber grades.  Lower than 0.25mm may create too much back pressure in the hot end and result in poor feeding, jams, drive gear clicking, and eating a notch into the filament.