FibreX™ PA12+GF30 3D Filament
Our PA12+GF30 glass fiber reinforced Nylon 12 (PA12) is our next generation of high performance polyamide printing! PA12 offers exceptional chemical, mechanical, thermal properties – making it an ideal material for demanding engineering-grade applications. PA12 absorbs significantly less moisture than PA6 (5X less moisture!). Lower moisture absorption results in better retention of mechanical properties after exposure to humidity and better dimensional stability. Polyamides (PA) are the work horse of the plastics industry the world over thanks to their excellent mechanical, chemical, and thermal resistance. The addition of glass fiber reinforcement takes it to the next level and offers excellent stiffness, strength, and dimensional stability.
Gearbox HT2™ 3D Printer: Print industrial-grade parts using our PA12+GF30 and more with the new Gearbox™ HT2 High-Temp 3D Printer.
up to 120°C
0.25mm or higher
90°C for 4 hours
Benefits of PA12+GF30 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
- Superior chemical resistances, especially when compared to PA6 nylons
- Low shrinkage and warping for high dimensional stability and reproducible part-to-part measurements
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 gives us the best results
- Heated Chamber: Recommended (up to 120°C)
- Supports: AquaTek™ water soluble X1 USM Universal Support Material is designed to work with complex models
- Drying Instructions: 90°C for 4 hours
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.
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.