Stratasys Releases New FDM Nylon 12CF
Stratasys recently introduced a great addition to their FDM Nylon family by announcing FDM Nylon 12CF, with CF standing for Carbon-Filled. Nylon 12CF allows users to print high-performance parts with superior stiffness-to-weight ratio. This opens up the door to even more opportunities to replace metal tooling with stronger, printed plastic parts. Some of these opportunities include applications such as end-of-arm-tooling, metal forming, bracketry, jigs and fixtures, and drill guides.
Nylon 12CF Quick Facts
- This blend of carbon filled nylon contains a 35% chopped carbon fiber fill.
- Compared to other available FDM materials, it has the highest flexural strength.
- Since the chopped fibers are oriented preferentially in the direction of extrusion, the mechanical properties can be tailored similarly to a composite laminate.
- Currently available on Fortus 450mc.
Nylon 12CF Material Properties
Stratasys’ Nylon portfolio now includes Nylon 6, Nylon 12, and Nylon 12CF. Here is a breakdown of how the three Nylon materials compare to each other:
For more information on the new Nylon 12CF, visit this website.
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