FibreX™ 30% Glass Fiber Reinforced Nylon
Our 30% glass fiber reinforced Nylon 6 Copolymer (PA6) is nothing less than an industrial-grade beast! Formulated to be exceptionally stiff and strong - without being brittle. Polyamides (PA) are the work-horse of the plastics industry because of their excellent mechanical, chemical, and thermal resistance. This is the same type of PA6 used in automotive under-hood applications because it resists fuels, lubricants, heat, and mechanical loading up to 170°C. FibreX™ PA6-GF30 is suitable for use on practically any open-source 3D printer with a heated bed.
Please note - 2kg reels are only available in Black.
Glass fiber is very abrasive and we strongly recommend using our A2 Hardened Steel Nozzles when printing with glass fiber reinforced materials - HERE
- Ideal for structural engineering-grade applications
- Exceptionally stiff and strong - without being brittle
- Excellent chemical resistance - suitable for automotive and industrial applications
- High thermal properties - up to 170°C in-use applications depending on the mechanical loads applied
- Improved dimensional stability - glass fibers reduce shrinkage, lift, and warp
- Very strong layer bonding
Chemical Resistance Chart
Recommended Print Conditions:
- Extruder: 260-280°C
- Bed Temp: 60 - 75°C
- Bed Prep: Hairspray on clean glass, perf board, PEI sheet. We have had great results using a thick coat of Aquanet hair spray on clean glass. We make sure the first layer is pressed into the bed for extra grip to reduce lifting.
- Hardened Nozzle: 0.4mm or larger. Glass fiber is very abrasive and will quickly wear out a brass nozzle. We strongly recommend using 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 glass 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.
- Support: Our Aquatek water soluble support works great to create complex parts. This support can be found HERE.
- Drying Instructions: Please see the following instructions for when you want to dry out this filament, HERE.