PolyMide PA6-CF 2.85mm Black 3D Printing filament 2Kg

PolyMide PA6-CF 2.85mm Black 3D Printing filament 2Kg

£144.00 £172.80 inc. VAT

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£144.00 £172.80 inc. VAT

PolyMide PA6-CF is a carbon fibre†reinforced PA6 (Nylon 6) filament. Providing significantly improved stiffness, strength and heat resistance with outstanding layer adhesion.††PolyMide PA6-CF is also an ESD safe material making it a suitable candidate for printing electronic jigs and fixtures.

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Description

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PolyMide PA12-CF is a brand-new engineering filament offering high stability in both printing and application, delivering predictable mechanical properties regardless of the operating environment, lower  moisture absorption than PA6, paired with Polymakers Warp-Free and Fiber Adhesion technologies provide an easy to print filament with extremely desirable properties.  Please note this material is abrasive, a wear resistant nozzle is advised.



PolyMide PA12-CF is a brand-new engineering filament offering high stability in both printing and application, delivering predictable mechanical properties regardless of the operating environment. PolyMide PA12-CF achieves this through its base polymer, nylon 12, which displays greater moisture stability when compared to common nylon 6 filaments. This means that PolyMide PA12-CF printed parts display minimal change in mechanical properties from the dry state to the wet state, therefore, more predictable mechanical properties in final printed parts. PA12-CF features 10% chopped carbon fibers which add strength and stiffness while also lowering the coefficient of thermal expansion


Some interesting information!

Water molecules are attracted from the surrounding air to the polyamide matrix, forming a polar bond onto the polymer chain. This water molecule acts as a plasticizer inside the nylon and while it decreases tensile strength and stiffness, it increases toughness and impact resistance. Unless your 3D printed parts operate in particularly dry environments or are post processed with a moisture barrier, its generally assumed that all nylon printed parts will end up in their wet state properties in every-day use. In many applications the wet state characteristics are more desirable and its common on many nylon injection moulding lines to eject moulded parts straight into a bath of water to condition them to wet state properties before leaving the factory.

3D printing filaments must be dry, otherwise, any moisture which is inside the filament will boil inside the hot end and rupture out of the side of the extruded plastic, this greatly decreases the mechanical properties, surface finish, layer bonding and produces some other undesirable printing characteristics such as stringing and oozing.

Once the part is printed however, the nylon will absorb moisture from the air naturally and reach an equilibrium inside the part. For PA12-CF, the moisture equilibrium is roughly 1.5% by weight with other brand nylon filaments absorbing up to 5% and over, this has a more drastic effect on the final properties of the part and a noticeable difference in the performance from dry to wet states.

PolyMide PA12 CF features Polymaker’s Warp-Free technology and Fiber Adhesion technology:

Warp-Free technology enables the production of Nylon-based filaments that can be 3D printed with excellent dimensional stability and near-zero warpage. This is achieved by the fine control of microstructure and crystallisation behaviour of Nylon, which enables the material to fully release the internal stress before solidification.

Fibre Adhesion technology improves the layer adhesion of fibre reinforced materials, by optimising the surface chemistry of the fibers to achieve better dispersion and bonding to the matrix. This results in better strength along the Z-axis and reduced mechanical anisotropy.

Working in collaboration with a German manufacturer of high-performance polymers, and are designed to contain specific properties for use in a variety of industries, like automotive, aerospace and electronics.

General Printing Settings
Print Temperature Range:
260 300 °c
Recommended 3D print speed:
30-60 mm/s
Bed temperature:
25C 50C (Do NOT exceed 50 C)

Cooling fan should be OFF.

Heat Deflection Temperature
(ISO 75 1.8 MPa):
196 C

Heat Deflection Temperature
(ISO 75 0.45 MPa):
215 C

Melting Temperature:
220 (°c)

Notes:
Carbon Fibre is abrasive when using a standard brass nozzle.  Please use a hardened steel nozzle if printing with Carbon Fibre infused filaments.

Recommended support filament Polydissolve S1

Drying settings: 80C for 12 hours.

Due to the filament stiffness this product is only available on 2Kg spools.

Build platform:
The PolyMax 3D printing filament works well with the majority of 3D printer surfaces.  Though if you require additional adhesion, check out the links below.
Printafix
3D LAC
LokBuild
PrintBite

     

Nylon

Overview

Highly durable, flexible material.

Nylon has high impact and abrasion resistance; offering a high amount of tensile strength whilst also being a flexible material. It is one of the most heat-stable filaments, remaining unchanged in high temperature environments. 

It is hygroscopic, meaning that the filament will absorb moisture easily which will cause prints to warp and fail. This can be circumvented by keeping the filament in an air-tight, dry environment. Nylon can warp easily; depending on the printer and slicer used, some trial and error may be needed to prevent this. Printed items will degrade from UV radiation if left in sunlight for long periods of time.

Used for: Gears, Screws, and Cable ties.

Some manufacturers provide PA6 & PA12 Nylons, PA12 has increased moisture stability and is more resistant to moisture absorption. The same applies to Nylon 66 compared to Nylon 6.

Strength

High

Durability

Very High

Printability

Difficult

Pros

Cons

Recommended Settings

Print Temp

225°C -265°C

Cooling Fan Off

Temp may vary on brand

Bed Temp

70°C – 90°C

Temp may vary on brand

Print Surface

Heated Bed Required
Enclosure Required

Example Prints

Additional information

Weight2 kg
Filament Colour

Black

Filament Diameter

2.85mm

Filament Properties

ESD Safe

Filament Type

Carbon Fibre, Nylon

Filament Weight

2kg

Filament Weight

2kg

Filament Range

PolyMide Nylons

Filament Brand

Polymaker™

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