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.
FDM Nylon 12CF (Carbon Fiber) Material Profile
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Appropriate uses include strong but lightweight tooling applications and functional prototypes in the aerospace, automotive, industrial and recreational manufacturing industries.
3D printing your parts with carbon fiber material delivers strong, stiff, lightweight tools and parts.
FDM Nylon 12CF (Carbon Fiber) Material Applications
Jigs and fixtures
FDM Nylon 12CF (Carbon Fiber) Material Specification
|Mechanical Properties||Test Method||XZ Axis||ZX Axis|
|Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||63 Mpa (9,190 psi)||28 Mpa (4,170 psi)|
|Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||76 Mpa (10,960 psi)||34 Mpa (4,990 psi)|
|Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||7.6 Gpa (1,100 ksi)||2.3 Gpa (330 ksi)|
|Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||1.90%||1.20%|
|Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||0.90%||1.10%|
|Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||142 Mpa (20,660 psi)||58 Mpa (8,430 psi)|
|Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||10.3 Gpa (1,500 ksi)||2.07 Gpa (300 ksi)|
|Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||3%||3%|
|IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23 °C)||ASTM D256||85 J/m (1.6 ft-lb/in)||21 J/m (0.4 ft-lb/in)|
|IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23 °C)||ASTM D256||307 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 D695-15||67 Mpa (9,670 psi)||92 Mpa (13,310 psi)|
|Compression Modulus (Method 1, 0.050 in./min)||ASTM D695-15||2.7 Gpa (387 ksi)||2.2 Mpa (314 ksi)|
|Thermal Properties||Test Method||Value|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi||ASTM D648||143 °C (289 °F)|
|Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)||ASTM D7426-08||41 °C (105 °F)|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (flow) at 104 °F (40 °C)||ASTM E831||25 μm/(m·°C) (14 μin/(in·°F))|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (flow) at 212 °F (100 °C)||ASTM E831||27 μm/(m·°C) (15 μin/(in·°F))|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow) at 104 °F (40 °C)||ASTM E831||150 μm/(m·°C) (83 μin/(in·°F))|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow) at 212 °F (100 °C)||ASTM E831||300 μm/(m·°C) (167 μin/(in·°F))|
|Electrical Properties||Test Method||Value|
|Volume Resistivity||ASTM D257||1.4*105 – 1.01*106 Ω-cm|
|Surface Resistivity||ASTM 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.