PA12 CF

A filament for end-use and functional applications

PA12 CF is a Nylon Polyamide 12 (PA12)-based 3D printing filament, reinforced with Carbon Fiber. Carbon fiber enhances Nylon’s stiffness, strength, rigidity, shrink ratio, and surface quality, as well as improving chemical and thermal resistance.

  • Outstanding stiffness and strength
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • High hardness
  • Less warp and water uptake

Compatibility: PA12 CF support filament, Premium PVA+

Please note, carbon fiber reinforced filament is abrasive and can wear out brass nozzles quickly. It is suggested to print carbon fiber filament with hardened nozzle.

OFP Certified: MatterHackers NylonX

 

Applications

  • Metal substitute
  • End-use part and tooling
  • Functional parts
  • Manufacture aids

Material Performance

Printing Guide


Printing Settings

Nozzle temperature (°C)
280℃ – 290℃
Bed temperature (°C)
60℃ – 80℃
Layer height (mm)
0.1mm – 0.25mm
Printing speed (mm/s)
35mm/s – 90mm/s
Cooling fan
On
Drying temperature (°C)
70℃

Printing Notifications:

  • Dry the PA12 CF filament before printing.
  • Use glue stick and turn off cooling fan for improving the first layer adhesion.
  • Set nozzle temperature higher for thin-wall geometry to improve better interlayer bonding and mechanical property.

For Raise3D Printer Users:

Choose the best 3D printer to start your printing journey with PA12 CF. Find 3D Printers.


For ideaMaker Users:

The printing profile for PA12 CF will be available soon on ideaMaker IO. Please download the latest version of ideaMaker.


PA12 CF

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