Filamatrix’s Nylon Carbon Fiber Filament is the perfect combination of tough and light. With a density about 33% lower than Nylon Flame filament and a tensile strength about 58% greater than ordinary nylon you get less mass and more strength. Throw in high heat deflection temperatures (HDT) and Nylon Carbon Fiber is perfect for really demanding projects.
Carbon fiber is an abrasive material, so as the filament is extruded those abrasive fibers will start to wear the nozzle. This will quickly become apparent with a regular nozzle 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, and 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 our 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, as this is 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 by a certified outside lab.
- Recommended nozzle temperature: 245 – 265 °C
- Recommended bed temperature: 60 – 80 °C
- Recommended drying temperature: 75 °C
TIPS FOR OPTIMAL PRINTING
- A variety of build surfaces (glass, Garolite, PEI, etc.) may be used.
- Nylon is moisture sensitive; measures should be taken to keep the filament dry.
- Hardened nozzles are highly recommended, as carbon fiber is abrasive.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT DRYING
- All 3D printer filaments are at least somewhat prone to absorbing water (hydroscopic)
- Standard Nylon variants (Nylon, Nylon Carbon Fiber, Nylon Kevlar, Nylon Glass) absorb moisture very quickly
- The effects of moisture may be noticeable within hours of unsealing the spool
- Indications of moisture problems include popping or spitting when printing and stringy prints
- Drying may be done in a dedicated filament dryer, oven, or food dehydrator
- For casual to moderate printers we recommend this product (Opens in new window. No compensation is received.)
- For Nylon Carbon Fiber, dry six to twelve hours at 75° C (165° F)