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FDM Nylon 12CF (Carbon Fiber)

Production-grade Thermoplastic

FDM Nylon 12CF™ is a carbon-filled thermoplastic with excellent structural characteristics. The material is comprised of a blend of Nylon 12 resin and chopped carbon fiber, at a loading of 35% by weight.

This combination produces one of the strongest thermoplastics for our Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®) 3D printing service. It has the highest flexural strength of any FDM thermoplastic, resulting in the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio.


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FDM Nylon 12CF (Carbon Fiber) Material Profile

Learn more about the benefits of FDM printed parts

Take a closer look at Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber material

Appropriate uses include strong but lightweight tooling applications and functional prototypes in the aerospace, automotive, industrial and recreational manufacturing industries.

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Main Uses

3D printing your parts with carbon fiber material delivers strong, stiff, lightweight tools and parts.

FDM Nylon 12CF (Carbon Fiber) Material Applications

Lightweight tooling

Production parts


Jigs and fixtures

FDM Nylon 12CF (Carbon Fiber) Material Specification

Properties and testing results for the 3D printing material
Mechanical PropertiesTest MethodXZ AxisZX Axis
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D63863 Mpa (9,190 psi)28 Mpa (4,170 psi)
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D63876 Mpa (10,960 psi)34 Mpa (4,990 psi)
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6387.6 Gpa (1,100 ksi)2.3 Gpa (330 ksi)
Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6381.90%1.20%
Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6380.90%1.10%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790142 Mpa (20,660 psi)58 Mpa (8,430 psi)
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D79010.3 Gpa (1,500 ksi)2.07 Gpa (300 ksi)
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D7903%3%
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23 °C)ASTM D25685 J/m (1.6 ft-lb/in)21 J/m (0.4 ft-lb/in)
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23 °C)ASTM D256307 J/m (5.8 ft-lb/in)85 J/m (1.6 ft-lb/in)
Compression Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.050 in./min)ASTM D695-1567 Mpa (9,670 psi)92 Mpa (13,310 psi)
Compression Modulus (Method 1, 0.050 in./min)ASTM D695-152.7 Gpa (387 ksi)2.2 Mpa (314 ksi)
Thermal PropertiesTest MethodValue
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psiASTM D648143 °C (289 °F)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)ASTM D7426-0841 °C (105 °F)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (flow) at 104 °F (40 °C)ASTM E83125 μm/(m·°C) (14 μin/(in·°F))
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (flow) at 212 °F (100 °C)ASTM E83127 μm/(m·°C) (15 μin/(in·°F))
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow) at 104 °F (40 °C)ASTM E831150 μm/(m·°C) (83 μin/(in·°F))
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow) at 212 °F (100 °C)ASTM E831300 μm/(m·°C) (167 μin/(in·°F))
Electrical PropertiesTest MethodValue
Volume ResistivityASTM D257 1.4*105 – 1.01*106 Ω-cm
Surface ResistivityASTM D257 3.3*104 – 6.9*105 Ω/sq

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Service

Advantages of parts built with a Stratasys FDM 3D Printer

Tough long-lasting parts

FDM technology works with engineering-grade thermoplastics to build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology.

FDM parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.

Meet production demands

Our FDM production machines are as versatile and durable as the parts they produce.

With the largest build envelopes and material capacities in their class, we can provide longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher quantities than other additive manufacturing service providers.

Gain new possibilities

TriMech's FDM 3D printing service will help to streamline your business processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way.

Industries we work with are able to cut lead times and costs, we help clients to deliver better products and get to market faster.

Industries we work with

TriMech services are used in a wide variety of industries

Architecture 3D Printing

Architecture & Construction

  • Model making
  • Urban planning
  • Concepts
Consumer Product 3D printing

High Tech & Consumer Products

  • Aesthetic and function testing
  • Concepts and prototypes
  • Sales and marketing models
Industrial design 3D printing

Industrial Design & Manufacturing

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Industrial equipment
  • Marine and offshore
  • Oil and gas
Medical 3D printing

Dental, Medical & Life Sciences

  • Anatomical models
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical planning models
Mold tool die 3D printing

Industrial Products, Mold Tool & Die

  • Jigs, fixtures, and assembly tooling
  • Injection molding
  • Silicone molding
  • Sand and investment casting
  • Thermoforming

Interested in FDM Nylon 12CF (Carbon Fiber)?

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