PA12CF35

Category: PACF

Material Information

Name: PA12CF35
Source: Plural Additive Manufacturing
Description:

PA12CF35 is a carbon fiber PA12 copolymer which provides greater stiffness, strength and toughness over similar products on the market. The high carbon fiber loading provides superior tensile strength and modulus while the PA12 base promotes relatively high ductility and ease of handling. Special formulation and processing reduce filament breakage during loading and printing.
For demanding applications within the aerospace and automotive industries, the filament provides high heat deflection temperatures. The dimensional stability also increases compared to standard nylon due to the additional of carbon fiber. In addition, PA12CF35 increases stiffness and strength in load bearing orientations while showing less warping than standard nylon.

Documentation:
  • Technical Data Sheet (TDS)
  • 3ntr Printing Guide
  • Related Info:
  • KISSlicer Installation - How to Guide https://trakmtsupport.dozuki.com/Guide/3D+Printing+-+How+to+Download+Install+&+Register+for+the+KISSlicer+Slicing+Software/135?lang=en
  • Printer Compatibility:

    3ntr

    Purchase Options

    Company Available Colors
    PluralAM.com Buy Now Black

    Recommended Support Materials

    Mechanical Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Ultimate Tensile Strength ASTM D638 66 MPa
    Tensile Modulus ASTM D638 6.0 GPa
    Elongation at Break ASTM D638 3.9 %
    Flexural Strength ASTM D790 110 MPa
    Flexural Modulus ASTM D790 5.1 GPa

    Thermal Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    HDT @ 0.45 MPa DMA 154 °C

    Print Settings

    Subject 3ntr
    Extruder Temperature
    • 235°C
    Bed Temperature
    • N/A
    Bed Preparation
    • Clean with isopropyl alcohol before and after every print job.
    Cooling Fan
    • Default: ON
    Heated Chamber
    • Yes
    Closed Chamber
    • Yes
    Chamber Temperature
    • 40°C

    Material Management

    Subject 3ntr
    Drying

    Temperature

    • 70°C - 80°C

    Dry Time

    • Heat only → 12hours
    • Heat +Vacuum → 3 hours
    Recommended Support Material
    • SUU00
    • SSU09
    Storage
    • Highly hygroscopic material; store in moisture free environment.

    Slicer Settings

    Parameter KISSlicer (0.4mm)
    Material Profile Name PA12CF35 (0.4)
    Layer Height 0.18 – 0.24 mm, 0.2 mm * First layer should be 0.2mm
    Loops Loops 5.5
    Skin 1
    Infill 20%

    General Comments

    Characteristics

    • High strength, stiffness and toughness
    • Mechanical properties can be tailored by adjusting fill orientation
    • Superior printed part surface finish quality
    • Ease of handling filament during loading and printing
    • Surface resistivity of ≤E9 for ESD sensitive applications
    • Low print temperature enables the use on more machines
    • Shows less warping than standard nylon

    Applications

    • Automotive, aerospace, general manufacturing, medical
    • Ducting for automotive and aerospace
    • Casting patterns
    • Composite tooling
    • Prosthetics
    • Aluminum replacement

    Considerations

    • Hardened nozzles and replacement feeder gears should be ordered. Due to the abrasiveness of the material, it will wear down brass nozzles and feeder gears. We sell hardened nozzles, for your 3ntr printer, as well as replacement feeder gears. 

    Printing Skill & Experience - Advanced

    • PA12CF35 is moderately hygroscopic, meaning it will absorb and retain some moisture from the atmosphere, affecting visual quality and mechanical properties. For best results, print and store filament in a dry environment. If necessary, dry filament in an oven at 80 °C (175 °F) for 3 – 4 hours.