(as of Dec 04,2020 05:48:29 UTC – Details)
Recommended Print Conditions
Hardened Steel Nozzle 0.4mm minimum diameter
Hairspray on clean glass
PEI sheet or tape
0.25mm or greater
90°C for 4 hours
Works great with water-soluble support
Nylon PA6 filled 30% with glass fibers is an industrial monster. Formulated to be exceptionally strong and rigid, this rugged workhorse material is very popular among the under-hood automotive industries. It resists fuels, lubricants, heat, and heavy mechanical loads. All this without being brittle!
Incredibly strong and rigid
High dimensional stability and low warping
High tensile strength
Resistant to automotive fluids, lubricants, detergents, strong bases, and weak acids
The Continuous Use Temp (CUT) is the highest temperature at which this product can be used over long periods of time without any significant changes in material properties.
At the Glass Transition Temp (Tg), the amorphous regions of a material begin to change from rigid to a more flexible state.
268°C Melt Temp
The Melt Temp is the temperature at which a substance begins its changes from a solid state into a liquid. The exact melting point depends on pressure and is usually measured at the specified 1 atmosphere or 100 kPa.
268°C Melt Temp
Glass Fiber Reinforced Filament
What Is It?
Fibers made of glass reinforced into the polymer during manufacturing and aligned along the axis of filament.
This, along with their physical makeup, give this material enormous strength and mechanical properties.
What Does It Do?
Glass fiber reinforcement gives material a lot of desirable properties:
high chemical resistance
low thermal expansion
How Does It Work?
Reinforcing plastic with glass fibers produces a 3D printing filament which exhibits the best properties of both fiberglass and the plastic of choice.
What Is It Good For?
Ideal for any applications which require strength and rigidity.
For these reasons, glass fiber reinforced filament is very popular in automotive, mechanical, civil engineering, and research industries.
This material is particularly abrasive among 3D printing filaments. Users may find standard brass nozzles are chewed through very quickly compared to standard wear and tear. When worn through, the nozzle diameter will widen inconsistently and the printer will experience extrusion issues.
Because of this, it’s strongly recommended this material be printed through a hardened steel nozzle rather than a softer metal. Hardened steel nozzles can often be inexpensive and easily installed depending on your printer manufacturer’s instructions.
500 Gram Spool
2.85mm Filament Diameter
30% glass fiber reinforced Nylon 6 Copolymer
Bed Temp: 60 – 75°C