CarbonX PEI+CF Made Using ULTEM 1010

$175.00$695.00

CarbonX™ PEI+CF Made Using Ultem 1010 is made using Sabic Ultem™ 1010 PEI [Polyether Imide] and 10% high-modulus carbon fiber. This is an ultra-performance material that is an ideal choice for applications that require superior thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties as well as excellent dimensional stability.

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CarbonX™ PEI+CF Made Using ULTEM 1010 Printing Filament

We manufacture CarbonX™ Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEI (Polyether Imide) using a custom-formulated compound made from ULTEM™ 1010 PEI resin and high-modulus carbon fiber. PEI is an amorphous, high-performance polymer that offers excellent mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistance properties.

Our PEI based filaments offer the ability to create parts with excellent properties even at elevated temperatures, thanks to a high glass transition temperature (Tg) of 217°C. The addition of high modulus carbon fiber reinforcement greatly increases the stiffness and modulus of the PEI material as well as improving the dimensional stability during and after 3D printing.

Ext Temp 1

Extruder Temp
360-390°C

Bed Temp

Bed Temp
140-160°C

Chamber Temp

Heated Chamber
Recommended

Nozzle Settings

Nozzle Specs
0.4mm diameter minimum
Hardened Steel Nozzle

Bed Adhesion

Bed Adhesion
Nano Polymer Adhesive

Layer Height

Layer Height
0.25mm or higher

Drying Filamen

Drying Specs
120°C for 4 hours

Break Away Support

Supports
Break-Away Supports

Benefits of ULTEM PEI+CF Include:

  • High thermal properties, with a Tg of 217°C
  • Inherently flame-resistant with low smoke evolution and low smoke toxicity
  • Long-term hydrolytic stability
  • Excellent dimensional stability, low heat creep sensitivity, and a very low, uniform coefficient of thermal expansion create highly reproducible part-to-part dimensions
  • Exceptional strength and modulus, even at elevated temperatures
  • Good resistance to a broad range of chemicals, include automotive fluids, fully halogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols, and aqueous solutions
  • Stable dielectric constant and dissipation factor over a wide range of temperatures and frequencies

Typical Applications of PEI+CF Ultem 1010:

Aerospace:

The excellent balance of flame retardancy, low smoke emission, and low smoke toxicity of ULTEM PEI+CF makes it an excellent candidate for aerospace and aircraft applications. ULTEM offers low toxicity, smoke, and flame evolution. Ultem resins are found in applications such as personal service units, oxygen panels and components, ventilation system components, connectors, cable ducts, latches, hinges, food tray containers, door handles, and interior cladding parts.

Automotive & Transportation:

PEI+CF resins provide automotive manufacturers with a high performance, chemically resistant, thermally-stable, cost-effective alternative to metal that is strong enough to replace steel in some applications yet light enough to replace aluminum in others. For applications like transmission components, throttle bodies, ignition components, sensors, and thermostat housings.

Electronics:

PEI+CF may be an excellent material choice for today’s demanding electrical applications, including connectors, MCB components like housings, shafts and levers, hard disk drive internals, FOUPs, BiTS, PCBs, MCCB internals, Plenum devices, LCD projector internals, fuel cell components, and many other applications.

Filament Specifications:

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

Recommended Print Settings:

  • Extruder: 360-390°C
  • Bed Temp: 140-160°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: Nano Polymer Adhesive and 3DXTECH Polyimide Tape gives us the best results
  • Heated Chamber: Recommended
  • Supports: ThermaX™ HTS High-Temp Support is designed to work with complex, high-temp materials
  • Drying Instructions: 120°C for 4 hours

ULTEM™ is a registered trademark of Sabic Innovative Plastics

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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