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Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber

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Nylon 12 Carbon fiber using FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) combines the strength and lightweight properties of carbon fiber with the design freedom and cost-effectiveness of 3D printing. FDM allows for the creation of complex geometries and internal structures, optimizing part strength and weight distribution. This results in durable, high-performance parts that are ideal for applications requiring a good strength-to-weight ratio, such as aerospace, automotive, and sporting goods industries.

Average Lead Time:

3-5 Business Days

Machines Used: 

EOS P110 Velocis

EOS P396

Colors Available

Nylon12 Carbon Fiber
Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber

Material Overview

Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber is a composite material designed for use in fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing. It combines the robustness of Nylon 12 with the strength and stiffness of carbon fibers. This synthesis creates a high-performance material that offers significant advantages in terms of durability and mechanical performance compared to standard 3D printing materials.

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of FDM Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber are outstanding, characterized by high tensile strength and stiffness, thanks to the carbon fiber reinforcement. This material exhibits superior fatigue resistance, impact strength, and minimal warping, making it ideal for parts subjected to high mechanical loads. Its high strength-to-weight ratio is particularly beneficial in applications where lightweight yet strong materials are essential.

Chemical Compatibility

In terms of chemical compatibility, FDM Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber is resistant to a wide range of chemicals, including oils, greases, aliphatic hydrocarbons, and many solvents. It maintains its properties in the presence of these substances, making it suitable for use in chemically challenging environments. However, it is less resistant to acids and oxidizing agents, which should be considered when choosing this material for specific applications.

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of FDM Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber are also noteworthy. It exhibits good thermal stability and can withstand higher temperatures than many other thermoplastic materials used in FDM printing. This property enhances its suitability for applications involving heat exposure, although it is important to note that prolonged exposure to very high temperatures can affect its mechanical properties.

Applications

Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber finds applications in various industries, including automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing. Its strength and lightweight characteristics make it ideal for creating functional prototypes, end-use parts, and components where durability and performance are crucial. It is especially favored for parts that need to endure rigorous testing or operate in demanding environments, such as gears, brackets, and fixtures in machinery.

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Applications

  • Quick turnaround prototypes of metal parts
  • End of arm tooling
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • High strength-to-weight ratio production parts
  • Bicycle frames, handles, protective gear
  • Wear-and-tear prototypes
  • Prosthetics, orthotics, surgical instruments

Material Characteristics

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