New Carbon Fiber Filament for 3D-Printing
For Functional Prototyping and Industrial Parts
Royal DSM announced its new carbon fiber-filled grade PA6/66 filament Novamid ID1030 CF10 for 3D printing. Despite the low carbon fiber loading of 10% - much lower than other carbon filled materials - it produces functional prototyping and industrial parts with properties close to what is usually achievable only by injection molding while matching the easy and fast printing of unreinforced plastics.
According to the manufacturer Novamid ID1030 CF10 3D is designed for printing structural parts which are clearly strong, stiff and tough with high tensile strength and modulus, high dimensional stability and free of warpage.
These mechanical properties and smooth appearance should make it ideal for a very broad range of applications that require robust performance possibly at elevated temperatures such as automotive under-the-hood, protective and supporting sports gear; manufacturing jigs and fixtures; medical braces and prosthetics.
The material can be printed on standard desktop fused filament fabrication (FFF) machines with a hardened nozzle. Tests have shown that users can run their printers at the same speeds as with unreinforced plastics, while achieving considerably better strength and toughness.
Novamid ID 1030 CF10 has been tested on several open FFF platforms, including on GermanRepRap and the new Ultimaker S5.
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