3DXTech FIBREX PP+GF30 [POLYPROPYLENE] 500gms 2.85mm 3D Printer Filament

3DXTech FIBREX PP+GF30 [POLYPROPYLENE] 500gms 2.85mm 3D Printer Filament

£54.00 £64.80 inc. VAT

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£54.00 £64.80 inc. VAT

PP-GF30 is ideal when you need improved strength, stiffness, impact, dimensional stability, chemical resistance and high thermal properties. No drying required.

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Description

 

FibreX 30% Glass Fibre Reinforced Polypropylene (PP) 3D Filament

FibreX PP GF30 is made using a speciality formulated 30% glass fibre reinforced polypropylene copolymer that we created specifically for 3D printing.  Our formulation offers improved thermal properties and lower shrinkage & warp compared to competitive PP-based compounds.  This PP-GF30 is ideal when you need improved strength, stiffness, impact, dimensional stability, chemical resistance and high thermal properties.  It’s really a game changer for industrial applications.

Our PP-GF30 allows you to create real-world functional parts and prototypes for a wide array of applications in automotive, tooling (fixtures/jigs), appliances, sporting goods, and practically any industrial application that would benefit from an engineering-grade composite material.

GF30 Polypropylene Attributes:

  • Does not absorb moisture – no drying needed
  • High heat resistance [Heat Distortion Temp rating of 139?C]
  • Superior dimensional stability due to low shrinkage, low warp, and no moisture uptake]
  • Excellent chemical resistance [See list below]
  • High strength and stiffness even after exposure to humidity [moisture absorption reduces thermal resistance of many polymers]
  • Ease of printing – suitable for use on practically any 3D printer with a heated print bed

Chemical Resistance:
Acids: Acetic, Boric, Hydrochloric, Phosphoric, Stearic, Sulfuric, Uric
Bases: Hydroxides of Ammonium, Barium, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium
Solvents:  Acetone, Ethanol, MEK, Phenol (10%), Water
Please Note:  Chemical resistance information is for the base resin used in our formulation and customers are encouraged to test their parts to determine fitness for any particular use.

Abrasive:  Glass fibre reinforced filaments are abrasive and will easily wear out a brass nozzles.  We highly recommend Hardened Steel Nozzles when printing with glass fibre materials.

Recommended Print Conditions:
Extruder:  240-270?C depending on printer
Bed Temp:  80-110?C
Hardened Nozzle: 0.4mm or larger.  We strongly recommend Hardened Steel Nozzles.
Layer Height:  Ideal layer height is 60% of nozzle diameter.  We do not recommend printing layers below 0.25mm with carbon fibre grades.  Lower than 0.25mm may create too much back pressure in the hot end and result in poor feeding, jams, drive gear clicking, and eating a notch into the filament.

Disclaimer (of course): This technical information is furnished without charge or obligation and accepted at the recipients sole risk. The information provided in this data corresponds to our knowledge on the subject at the date of its publication. This information may be subject to revision as new knowledge and experience becomes available. The data provided should not be used to establish specification limits or used alone as the basis of design; they are not intended to substitute for any testing you may need to conduct to determine for yourself the suitability of a specific material for your particular purposes. Since we cannot anticipate all variations in actual end-use conditions, 3DXTech makes no warranties and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this information.

Polypropylene

Overview

Polypropylene is a semi-flexible water-resistant lightweight material. PP is relatively lightweight and has good chemical resistant properties. 

PP can be printed in a sterile FDA approved environment for food safe applications. Depending on additives in the filament, Polypropylene can also have heat resistant properties, and can be used in the microwave and dishwasher without issue. While printing it has excellent layer bonding, giving prints a good solid finish and making layer lines unnoticeable. Polypropylene commonly warps while printing if a temperature change occurs, making it quite challenging to work with. PP has trouble adhering to most 3D printer surfaces and may need some additional support such as using a raft or tape depending on printer and filament used. 

Used for: Food-Based Applications, Watch Straps, Containers.

Strength

Low

Durability

High

Printability

Difficult

Pros

Cons

Recommended Settings

Print Temp

220°C – 250°C


Cooling Fan Off


Temp may vary on brand

Bed Temp

80°C -100°C


Temp may vary on brand

Print Surface

Heated Bed Required
Enclosure Required

Example Prints

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg
Filament Brand

3DXTech

Filament Colour

Black

Filament Diameter

2.85mm

Filament Type

Polypropylene Glass Fibre

Filament Weight

500gms

Filament Weight

500gms

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