CarbonX ASA+CF

$58.00

CarbonX™ ASA+CF is made using our popular ASA compounded with high-modulus carbon fiber. This material offers excellent UV-stability, matte surface finish, ease of printing, strength & stiffness, coupled with superior dimensional stability.  We found our new favorite material to print structural parts!

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CarbonX™ ASA+CF Carbon Fiber Reinforced ASA

CarbonX™ ASA+CF is a high-performance carbon fiber reinforced ASA [acrylonitrile styrene acrylate] filament ideal for anyone that desires a structural component with high modulus, excellent surface quality, dimensional stability, light weight, and ease of printing. Made using 15% High-Modulus Carbon Fiber (not carbon powder or milled carbon fiber). Made using our very popular ASA resin and premium carbon fiber.

Ext Temp 1

Extruder Temp235-255°C

Bed Temp

Bed Temp90-110°C

Chamber Temp

Heated ChamberRecommended

Nozzle Settings

Nozzle Specs0.4mm diameter minimumHardened Steel Nozzle

Bed Adhesion

Bed AdhesionMagigoo Bed Prep

Layer Height

Layer Height0.25mm or higher

Drying Filamen

Drying Specs80°C for 4 hours

Water Soluble Support

SupportsWater Soluble Support

Benefits of CarbonX ASA+CF Include:

  • ASA is UV-stable and suitable for outside use
  • Stiff, high-modulus, industrial-grade parts
  • Suitable for use on practically all desktop 3d printers
  • Greatly improved stiffness, modulus, and dimensional stability thanks to the addition of carbon fiber reinforcement
  • Easier to print than most industrial-grade materials
  • Excellent surface appearance due to matte ASA and carbon fiber

Filament Specifications:

1.75mm and 2.85mm +/- 0.05mm in diameter

Recommended Print Settings:

  • Extruder: 235-255°C
  • Bed Temp: 90-110°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: Magigoo Bed Prep Adhesive gives us the best results
  • Heated Chamber: Recommended, a chamber helps reduce warping.
  • Supports: Water soluble AquaTek X1 USM works great for complex parts.
  • Drying Instructions: 80°C for 4 hours.

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Filament

Carbon Fiber Zoom In

What Is It?

Fibers 5-10 micrometers wide made of carbon. The fibers are aligned following the axis of the material.

This, along with their physical makeup, are what give this material its excellent properties.

CF Stiffness

What Does It Do?

Carbon Fibers demonstrate a lot of desirable material properties:

  • High stiffness
  • High tensile strength
  • High heat tolerance
  • High chemical resistance
  • Low weight
  • Low thermal expansion
CF Reel

How Does It Work?

Reinforcing plastic with carbon fibers produces a 3D printing filament which exhibits the best properties of both the carbon fibers and the plastic of choice.

CF Plane Wing

What Is It Good For?

Ideal for any applications which require light weight and rigidity.

Carbon fiber reinforced parts, designed to use less material and save weight, is extremely popular in aerospace, civil engineering, the military, and motorsports.

Carbon Fiber Zoom In

What Is It?

Fibers 5-10 micrometers wide made of carbon. The fibers are aligned following the axis of the material.

This, along with their physical makeup, are what give this material its excellent properties.

CF Stiffness

What Does It Do?

Carbon Fibers demonstrate a lot of desirable material properties:

  • High stiffness
  • High tensile strength
  • High heat tolerance
  • High chemical resistance
  • Low weight
  • Low thermal expansion
CF Reel

How Does It Work?

Reinforcing plastic with carbon fibers produces a 3D printing filament which exhibits the best properties of both the carbon fibers and the plastic of choice.

CF Plane Wing

What Is It Good For?

Ideal for any applications which require light weight and rigidity.

Carbon fiber reinforced parts, designed to use less material and save weight, is extremely popular in aerospace, civil engineering, the military, and motorsports.

Abrasive Material

This material is particularly abrasive among 3D printing filaments. Users may find standard brass nozzles are chewed through very quickly compared to standard wear and tear. When worn through, the nozzle diameter will widen inconsistently and the printer will experience extrusion issues.

Use hardened steel nozzles with this filament to maximize toolhead life and quality of your prints!

Because of this, it's strongly recommended this material be printed through a hardened steel nozzle rather than a softer metal. Hardened steel nozzles can often be inexpensive and easily installed depending on your printer manufacturer's instructions.

Questions?

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