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DURABILITY AND RESISTANCE
PA12 + GF15 is another material offered by Fiberlogy, which is a derivative of Nylon PA12. It was created by reinforcing it with glass fiber (GF), which constitutes 15% of the product. This made it possible to significantly increase the durability, stiffness, and thermal and chemical resistance compared to pure Nylon. PA12 + GF15 has a stiffness of 3.6 GPa and a temperature resistance of up to 170°C.
Unlike Nylon with an addition of carbon fiber, available as Fiberlogy PA12 + CF5 and PA12 + CF15, this filament offers greater flexibility, making it ideal for applications operating under variable loads and exposed to impacts.
The very low shrinkage ensures high dimensional stability. This combined with high durability makes engineering excellence achievable at home. This filament does not require a heated chamber. However, due to the high abrasiveness, steel or ruby nozzles should be used for printing in order to prevent excessive wear.
APPLICATION IN 3D PRINTING:
AUTOMOTIVE: elements in the engine compartment, housing of vehicle components, air intakes, fluid fillers
INDUSTRY: spare parts, short series, utility models
MEDICINE: prostheses, medical equipment
SPORT: accessories, pads, airsoft elements
a perfect combination of high durability and impact resistance
resistance to high temperatures (up to 170°C) and chemicals
resistance to material fatigue
the possibility to print on an open printer
HOW TO PRINT:
The following parameters are only suggested print settings for this material. To ensure the best print quality, it is necessary to choose the appropriate settings for a specific printer and printing conditions.
|Closed chamber||not required|
|Printing Speed||35-60 mm/s|
|Surface||PEI, glass, masking tape|
|Retraction (direct)||2-3 mm|
|Retraction (bowden)||4-6 mm|
|Retraction Speed||20-45 mm/s|
|Drying conditions||80°C / 4h|
|Notes||The material has highly abrasive properties. We recommend the use of hardened steel or ruby nozzles.
Wear gloves (the possibility of micro damages on the skin). Use a dust mask and protective glasses when processing.
|Print Surface||Material Properties||Bed Temp||Adhesives / Release Agents|
|Glass / Borosilicate Glass||Poor adhesion||90°C – 110°C||Magigoo PA needed|
|Ceramic Glass||Poor adhesion||90°C – 110°C||Magigoo PA needed|
|Textured PEI Glass||Good adhesion||90°C – 110°C||Magigoo PA needed|
|Smooth PEI Spring Steel Sheet||Poor adhesion||90°C – 110°C||Magigoo PA needed|
|Textured PEI Spring Steel Sheet||Good adhesion||90°C – 110°C||Magigoo PA needed|
Nylon PA12 is very hygroscopic. it must be stored in an airtight container and ideally dried before printing. an enclosed print chamber is highly recommended.