CarbonX HIPS+CF

$48.00

CarbonX™ HIPS+CF is an ideal prototyping material as this material offers excellent mechanical properties, dimensional stability, and an amazing matte black surface finish.  PLUS – HIPS does not absorb moisture and this material does not need to be dried before printing!   CarbonX™ HIPS+CF strikes the perfect balance of performance, appearance, and ease of printing.

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CarbonX™ HIPS+CF Carbon Fiber Reinforced HIPS

CarbonX™ HIPS+CF may be one of the best new materials we’ve printed with.  HIPS (high-impact polystyrene) is an amorphous polymer that does not absorb moisture and is easy to print on practically any 3D printer.  The addition of carbon fiber adds additional stiffness, dimensional stability, and an awesome matte black finish for that technical look and feel.

 

Ext Temp 1

Extruder Temp
220-240°C

Bed Temp

Bed Temp
100-110°C

Chamber Temp

Heated Chamber
Recommended

Nozzle Settings

Nozzle Specs
0.4mm diameter minimum
Hardened Steel Nozzle

Bed Adhesion

Bed Adhesion
Magigoo Bed Prep

Layer Height

Layer Height
0.25mm or higher

Drying Filamen

Drying Specs
Not needed

Water Soluble Support

Supports
Water Soluble Support

Benefits of CarbonX HIPS+CF Include:

  • Easy to print – low warp and shrink – excellent surface appearance – does not absorb moisture!
  • Stiff, high-modulus, industrial-grade parts off many 3D printers available on the market today
  • Easier to print than most industrial-grade materials
  • Higher temperature resistance than PLA or PETG (slightly lower than ABS or ASA)

Filament Specifications:

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

Recommended Print Settings:

  • Extruder: 220-240°C
  • Bed Temp: 100-110°C
  • Nozzle: We strongly 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 as this may cause jams in your print head.
  • Heated Chamber: Not required, but if your printer is equipped, then 70-80°C is recommended as a heated chamber helps reduce warping.
  • Supports: Water soluble AquaTek X1 USM works great for complex parts.
  • Drying Instructions: Drying Is Not Needed!

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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