CarbonX PA6+CF Gen 3 [Carbon Fiber Nylon]

$58.00$198.00

CarbonX™ PA6+CF [Gen3] is made using a specialty Nylon 6 [PA6] copolymer and high-modulus carbon fiber. This is the go-to material for industrial applications that require superior thermal, mechanical, and chemical resistance properties while retaining the ease of printing that you’ve come to expect.

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Gen 3 CarbonX™ PA6+CF Carbon Fiber Reinforced Nylon

Gen 3 CarbonX™ PA6+CF filament is formulated using a PA6 copolymer reinforced with high-modulus carbon fiber. This filament is ideal for anyone that desires a structural component with high modulus, improved chemical and thermal resistance, excellent surface quality, and ease of printing. Gen3 has higher HDT than our previous grades (147°C at .45MPa) allowing for expanded use in higher-temp applications.

Unparalleled rigidity gives designers the properties they need to make their 3D printed parts with less material and save weight without sacrificing stiffness.

Ext Temp 1

Extruder Temp
240-270°C

Bed Temp

Bed Temp
80-110°C

Chamber Temp

Heated Chamber
Not required, but
improves layer bonding

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 Support

Benefits of Nylon PA6+CF:

  • Excellent printability
  • High tensile strength and rigidity
  • Abrasion and wear resistance
  • Improved chemical resistance over traditional 3D printing materials
  • High thermal properties
ion chem resistance

Filament Specifications:

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

Recommended Print Settings:

  • Extruder: 240-270°C
  • Bed Temp: 80-110°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: Not required, but a heated chamber between 30-80°C allows for superior layer bonding and mechanical properties
  • Supports: Water soluble AquaTek X1 USM works great for complex parts.
  • 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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