FDM Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber
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 in the FDM® material portfolio. It has the highest flexural strength of any FDM thermoplastic, resulting in the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio.
FDM Nylon 12CF Material Properties
Behaviour and use
3D printing with carbon fiber material lets you build strong, stiff, lightweight tools and parts. FDM Nylon 12CF combine nylon 12 and carbon fibers to achieve the highest flexural strength and stiffness-to-weight ratio of any of the Stratasys FDM materials.
- Manufacturing aids and tooling
- Production parts
- Functional prototypes
- Lightweight tooling
FDM Material Applications
Learn how designers and engineers are using FDM Materials
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3D Printing a Space Vehicle for Mars Exploration
To design such a tenacious and specialized vehicle, NASA are 3D Printing Space Vehicle Parts. For example, about 70 of the parts that make up the rover were built digitally, directly from computer designs, in the heated chamber of a production-grade Stratasys 3D Printer.
Additive Manufacturing reduces fixture costs by 65%
Oreck uses PC thermoplastic to create custom assembly pallets for its commercial vacuum business. Oreck uses Additive Manufacturing extensively to produce prototypes, specialized assembly tools and CNC milling fixtures.
Reaching New Heights of Efficiency with Additive Manufacturing Tooling
GKN Aerospace Achieves Significant Savings with Additive Manufactured Tooling and Prototypes. GKN Aerospace (GKN) is a leading multi-technology tier one aerospace supplier, serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers.
Additive Manufacturing reduces Aerospace part lead time by 95%
Rapid Processing Solutions Inc. (Rapid PSI) is a contract manufacturer that specializes in Additive Manufacturing Aerospace parts. The company uses Stratasys 3D Production Systems to make production parts for most every large business jet manufacturer worldwide.
FDM Nylon 12CF Specification & Features
|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|
|Specific Gravity||ASTM D792||1.15|
|System Availability||Layer Thickness Capability||Support Structure||Available Colours|
|Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition||0.010”||Soluble||Black|
Compatible 3D Printers
Stratasys Machines that can print with FDM Nylon 12CF material
Fortus 380mc / 450mc
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