3D prints very strong parts of NylonPower and carbon fiber
PrimaSelect NylonPower Carbon Fiber is an extremely useful material with very unique material properties. In this filament, the nylon is reinforced with small, cut carbon fiber strands. PrimaSelect NylonPower Filament offers you incredible stiffness, structure and excellent layer adhesion.
Simply process the NylonPower filament with carbon.
Furthermore NylonPower is very easy to process and has a matt surface. The perfect 3D prints are very stiff, rigid and ideal if you need an object with a high stiffness/weight ratio. To process PrimaSelect NylonPower Filament, use a heated printing bed – set to 60 ˚C – to achieve good adhesion of the first layer to the building platform.
Process NylonPower Carbon Fibre with a Steel Nozzle
Because of the highly abrasive properties of PrimaSelect NylonPower (the nozzle wears quickly due to abrasion), we recommend that you use a hardened steel nozzle for this filament. Using a normal brass nozzle is not a problem, but the nozzle will wear out in a short time.
PrimaSelect NylonPower adheres to glass coated with adhesive spray or adhesive.
Material properties of Nylon Carbon Fibre:
- Weight and spool: Each spool comes with 500 grams of high quality filament. NylonPower is supplied packed on a clear spool with a strong desiccant to avoid moisture.
- Perfect diameter tolerance: NylonPower filament is controlled throughout the whole additive manufacturing process. This ensures that you receive a filament with a diameter tolerance of +/-0.05 mm.
- Perfect spooling: We have made great efforts to make every spool of filament perfect. So you can be sure that the filament will not get tangled on the spool.
- Easy to 3D print: The carbon fibres mixed with nylon make this material very easy to process on most 3D printers. We recommend a hardened nozzle.
Tips and tricks for processing PrimaSelect NylonPower with carbon fibers on your 3D printer
Here you’ll find tips and tricks for processing PrimaSelect NylonPower with carbon fibers on your 3D printer.
Watch your filament and keep it away from moisture
The carbon fibers contained in PrimaSelect NylonPower reduce the amount of water that can be absorbed. However, for optimal processing you should take care to keep the filament away from moisture and to protect it.
To do this, you must store PrimaCreator NylonPower in a dry place immediately after unpacking. The filament is supplied in a vacuum-sealed bag with desiccant so that the first 3D print succeeds immediately and gives you a perfect result.
In case of exposure to moisture, we strongly recommend that you dry your NylonPower carbon fibre filament before starting 3D printing. To do this, simply place the entire coil in the oven at 80 °C for 5 to 7 hours. This will dry your coil and allow you to start a new 3D print.
Optimum processing temperature of PrimaSelect NylonPower
PrimaSelect NylonPower requires an extruder temperature of 250 – 265 °C for optimal extrusion. This filament can be processed on most 3D printers. However, we strongly recommend that you use a full metal extruder for higher temperatures. PrimaSelect NylonPower carbon fibre filament can be processed at lower temperatures, too. However, you should always keep in mind that you will not get the same strength in the finished parts when using lower temperatures.
This filament contains carbon fibers, making it very abrasive for your nozzle. We strongly recommend that you use a hardened steel nozzle for this filament, as a normal brass nozzle will be worn out by nylon filament in a very short time.
Larger 0.6 or 0.8 mm nozzles produce very strong 3D prints and reduce the risk of clogging the nozzle. However, you can also use it with a 0.4 mm nozzle.
NylonPower carbon fibre does not adhere well to PEI, BuildTak, or similar surfaces. Glass is the best surface for use with Magigoo, PrintaFix, PVA-based glue stick or further adhesives. Do not use fans when 3D printing with NylonPower.
Buy PrimaSelect NylonPower Carbon Fiber and you’ll get the latest generation of high-performance filament for your 3D printer.
|Material||Carbon fiber reinforced Nylon|
|Tolerance||± 0.05 mm|
|Heated build platform required||Yes, 60 – 70° C|
|Print Temperature||250 – 265° C|
|Recommended Print Speed||40 mm/s|
|Weight Filament||500 grams|
|Total lenght on spool||–|
|Spool Size||200 x 55 mm|
|Spool Hub Diameter||53 mm|
|Empty spool weight||–|
|Recommended nozzle||0,6 mm hardened steel (minimum)|
|Density||ISO 1183||1,00 g/cm3|
|Melting point||ISO 11357||180°C|
|Tensile Modulus||ISO 527||6000 MPa|
|Tensile Strength||ISO 527||100 MPa|
|Impact strength||ISO 179/2-1eU||60 kJ/m2|
|Ball indentation hardness||ISO 2039-1||110 MPa|
|Heat deflection temp. HDT/A||ISO 75||155°C|
|Thermal expansion coefficient||ISO 11359||0,5 10-4/K|
|Max usage Temp. long term||ISO 2578||90-120°C|
|Max usage Temp. short term||ISO 2578D||150°C|
|Specific volume resistivity||IEC 60243||103 Ωm|
|Linear mould shrinkage||ISO 294||0,3|