Carbonyte [Nylon 12 & Carbon Fibre 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament PA-CF]
What is Carbonyte?
Carbonyte is a Carbon Nylon blended filament.
Carbon fibre is a seriously strong and low density material, it’s only done justice in a composite with a copolymer that has qualities to perfectly compliment carbon. While carbon is stiff and light, Nylon 12’s properties are that it’s the most durable (and in our eyes, generally superior) 3d printing material available.
Combined with it’s low friction coefficient, low density and high resistance to heat and chemicals – Nylon 12 was the perfect accompaniment to create this performance filament.
The addition of the carbon fibre material has also granted this material improved UV resistance over standard nylon materials.
An uncompromised blend of Carbon Nylon (or PA-CF for short) that knows no competition. This blend offers the outright highest strength of any FDM printing filament we’re currently aware of (please let us know if you find stronger). While boasting incredible stiffness combined with a reassuring level of subtle durability and excellent layer adhesion – your parts won’t fracture or snap under excessive loads.
All while keeping the density lower than weaker filaments.
Currently there are a few varieties of Carbon Fibre reinforced filaments available. Most are blended with more traditional materials (like PLA or ABS) that you’re familiar with. We’ve taken a different approach.
You see, it’s not just a case of adding carbon to an existing material to instantly improve it. You’ve got to ensure the properties of the host plastic actually compliment that of carbon. Otherwise you end up with something very brittle, crumbly or otherwise no discernible improved qualities over the original non-carbon filament.
Our mission with this material was to create the highest performance 3D printer filament currently available. This means the best of all the traits you need in a high performance filament, while still getting excellent printing reliability and finish quality.
This material is not intended for printing desktop trinkets and at this price – we think you’re aware of that. Unfortunately getting all the variables right of these high-end materials to print perfectly is painstaking work – the price has to reflect this. We understand our Nylon Carbon Fibre Filament isn’t for everyone.
If you need the best filament currently available, with no compromise – then look no further and order a KG or a sample today.
We do not hold Food Safety Certificates. Some of the raw materials used to produce our filaments are food safe accordingly to European regulations, but our filament in it's final form is not officially approved. Neither is the 3D printing process and all the components of 3D printers.inters.
Printing Temperature: 255°C
Bed Temperature: 100-110°C
Print Speed: 30-40 mm/s (higher speeds may need slightly hotter printing temp, up to 270°C)
Cooling Fans: Off at all times
Ideal build chamber: Closed
Good ventilation is essential and do not leave print unattended.
Glass Transition Temp: 100°C
Tensile Strength: 15,954.2 psi (110MPa)
Sample Weight: Approx 35g
Empty Spool + Filament Weight: Approx 250g + 1KG = Approx 1.25KG
1KG Spool size: 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole
500g Spool size: 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole
Please note: settings vary printer to printer so experimenting is essential
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We do not hold Food Safety Certificates. Some of the raw materials used to produce our filaments are food safe accordingly to European regulations, but our filament in it's final form is not officially approved. Neither is the 3D printing process and all the components of 3D printers.
This is my second order of carbonyte as I went through the first incredibly quickly simply because it allowed me to make all kinds of functional prototypes! Tough, strong and once dialed in, very easy to print with. I would thoroughly recommend this filament
Prints like a dream 80c bed with pva and 265 Nozzle temp. Using it to print gears for differential in RC buggy, the parts are ridiculously tough, durable and accurate with great layer adhesion. The surface is slightly rough but not abrasive.
This filament is definitely one of the strongest I've ever printed with. I first had trouble getting the part to stick down after using blue tape so I switched to PVA with a bed temp of 70 degrees and a nozzle temp of 260 degrees after which point, the part was stuck down really well but still popped off easily once finished. Depending on the application required (mine was for an airplane oil separator) then it's definitely worth the larger price tag however it wouldn't be suitable for everything due to it's much rougher surface finish.
Overall, I was extremely pleased.
I found it do be an amazing material - incredibly tough, rigid, and seriously heat resistant.
I trialled the material first with some heated-bed clips (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1802486) for a few weeks at temperatures up to 120degC, with no discernible distortion.
Then last night, I started building the project from Thingiverse "CTC XY-Shaft Replacement for 24mm LM8UU (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:949098) to see how this would work out for me. I am really impressed.
The attached photo of the carriage does not really do the material justice as I cannot finish tidying the print until the Igus bushes arrive, but I wanted people to see just how amazing this stuff is.
Heated bed (110degC) with Kapton film applied to glass.
My extruder was set to 265degC, 0.2mm layer height, through a 0.4mm nozzle, 33mm/s, 30% Full-Honeycomb infill, with five top+bottom+shell layers.
I would recommend using a 0.4mm or larger nozzle as it is a tough material. Also, you might seriously consider replacing your nozzle with something much harder than brass - steel/stainless steel (or brass with a hardened coating), as it it will wreck a brass nozzle after a few hours of printing.
Things of note (positive) -
Very tough - strong in the printing plane and its transverse.
No obvious print distortion, during or after printing.
Things of note (negative) -
Nothing really serious, apart it not being very good at bridging distances greater than a few millimetres unaided, and it can be hard to get a finely-detailed printed surface.
Abrasive - will eventually kill a brass nozzle.
It could be cheaper, but then I feel you really do get what you pay for here.
A superb quality material that is easy to print, adheres VERY WELL to Kapton, and is structurally superior to any other material I have used thus far. Think older "Land Rover" and not so much more modern cars. I am eager to try to make other parts with it to see what it can do.
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