CarbonX PA12+CF [Carbon Fiber Nylon]

$88.00$348.00

CarbonX™ PA12+CF is made using a specialty Nylon 12 [PA12] and high-modulus carbon fiber. This material offers an excellent combination of performance and printability. PA12 absorbs much less moisture than PA6-based materials and has superior retention of mechanical properties after exposure to humid environments.

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CarbonX™ PA12+CF Printing Filament

CarbonX™ Carbon Fiber PA12 is made using high-modulus carbon fiber and a specialty Nylon 12 (PA12) that we chose for it’s printability, thermal properties, and chemical resistance. PA12+CF is widely used in a variety of industries due to its excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, and wide processing window. Our formulation ensures very low shrinkage in the printed part resulting in excellent dimensional stability, making our PA12+CF an excellent choice for tools, fixtures, and jigs.

Ext Temp 1

Extruder Temp
265-285°C

Bed Temp

Bed Temp
90-110°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
90°C for 4 hours

Water Soluble Support

Supports
Water Soluble Supports

Benefits of PA12+CF Includes:

  • High thermal properties, with a CUT of 120°C and HDT of 150°C
  • Excellent strength and stiffness over a wide temperature range, up to 150°C
  • Very low moisture absorption yielding improved retention of mechanical properties even when exposed to humid environments
  • Low density makes it ideal for light-weight parts
  • Superior chemical resistances, especially when compared to PA6 nylons
  • Low shrinkage and warping for high dimensional stability and reproducible part-to-part measurements

Filament Specifications:

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

Recommended Print Settings:

  • Extruder: 265-285°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 and 3DXTECH Polyimide Tape gives us the best results
  • Heated Chamber: Recommended
  • Supports: AquaTek™ water soluble X1 USM Universal Support Material is designed to work with complex models
  • Drying Instructions: 90°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.

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