PACF – Nylon Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Filament
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Tough, Stiff, High Stiffness, HDT, Easy To Print, 3rd Party Tested
Nylon Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Filament
EXTRUDER TEMP – 255 ± 10 °C
BED TEMP – 70 ± 10 °C
Nylon Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Filament is a great entry point for the maker looking to print with advanced, reinforced materials. The combination of the carbon fiber reinforcement with the specially formulated nylon provides excellent stiffness and toughness for printed parts, while still maintaining ease of printing. Nylon Carbon Fiber also boasts one of the highest heat deflection temperatures (HDT) of filaments that can be used on most desktop printers, making it ideal for high-heat applications. Nylon Carbon Fiber Filament properties allow for printing durable, rigid parts with a high strength-to-weight ratio.
Carbon fiber is an abrasive material. As the filament is extruded, those abrasive fibers will start to wear the nozzle, and quickly become apparent as the quality of the print becomes worse. As the nozzle wears from the inside, the inner diameter will become rough and increase in size. The tip of the nozzle will also be worn flat as it moves across the printed object. While our testing has shown a significant reduction in nozzle wear with Nylon Carbon Fiber, it will still rapidly wear out a brass nozzle. Hardened nozzles are highly recommended for this filament.
Nylon materials inherently take up moisture from the surrounding atmosphere due to the nature of their chemistry. When most polymers are extruded with high moisture content, the chains in the polymer will break. When this happens, you may notice a change in viscosity and melt strength of the melted polymer. An obvious sign of your nylon being too wet is popping noises as the material is extruded, the moisture in the material vaporizing. All nylon materials are shipped in vacuum-sealed bags to prevent moisture uptake during shipping and storage.
Nylon Carbon Fiber Filament is proudly made in the USA to the tightest diameter tolerance on the market. Filamatrix filaments are designed and developed by engineers with 50 years of experience in plastic extrusion. All Filamatrix products are repeatedly tested for color uniformity and physical properties through an in-house print lab, consisting of numerous printer manufacturers. Physical properties of printed test bars are checked in an outside, certified lab. Nylon Carbon Fiber is available in standard filament sizes of 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm.
- Recommended nozzle temperature: 255 °C
- Recommended bed temperature: 70 °C
- Adheres to a variety of build surfaces (glass, Garolite, PEI, etc.)
- Nylon is moisture sensitive, measures should be taken to keep the filament dry
- Recommended drying temperature: 75 °C
- Hardened nozzles are highly recommended, as carbon fiber is abrasive