For anyone that needs to produce reliable, strong, stiff and chemically resistant parts, FDM Nylon-CF10 is the material of choice.
Designed to complement the Stratasys F123CR series of hardened additive manufacturing machines, it contains 10% carbon fibre in addition to nylon. This reinforces the material, giving it extra strength and making it useful for a wide range of applications. FDM Nylon-CF10 also has good chemical resistance, which makes it perfect for tooling.
A high strength-to-weight ratio makes FDM Nylon-CF10 useful for manufacturing strong, lightweight parts.
Replacing jigs and fixtures using traditional methods can be expensive and time consuming. But the cost and time savings of additive manufacturing with a material such as this gets the job done faster at a lower cost. You will no longer have to manage long lead times while waiting for parts to be replaced, which helps to reduce costs.
You can use a soluble support material with FDM Nylon-CF10, making it possible to create complicated designs with ease. The hands-free removal that using a soluble support material enables also improves the part’s finish.
Tensile strength (peak)
XZ: 69.1 MPa
ZX: 25.4 MPa
Tensile elongation at break
XZ: 123.7 MPa
ZX: 39.7 MPa
IZOD impact, notched
XZ: 3.79 ft-lb/in (202.7 J/m)
ZX: 0.68 ft-lb/in (36.4 J/m)
Heat deflection at 264 psi
FDM Nylon-CF10 needs to be used on a machine that has been hardened to support it, such as the Stratasys F190CR and the Stratasys F370CR. Both machines feature a specially designed extrusion head that has been made to cope with the demands of this strong material.
Industries and applications
Parts that are well suited to be made with this material include drill guides, soft jaws and clamping tools. Those working in industries such as aerospace, automotive, industrial equipment and rail, as well as those that provide parts in machine shops and service bureaus, will see particular benefits from this material.