CarbonX™ ezPC+CF is made using our easy to print ezPC Polycarbonate and reinforced with premium high-modulus carbon fiber. This material offers excellent printability, high thermal properties, strength & stiffness, superior dimensional stability, and an amazing surface finish. This will become your new go-to for engineering-grade parts.
Benefits of CarbonX™ ezPC+CF Include:
- High thermal properties, especially when reinforced with carbon fiber
- Amorphous structure gives it low, near isotropic shrinkage (very low CTE)
- Further improved stiffness and dimensional stability with the addition of carbon fiber reinforcement
- Very low odor emitted while printing
- Wide processing range of 260-280°C (suitable for most desktop printers)
1.75mm +/- 0.05mm in diameter
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Filament
What Is It?
Fibers 5-10 micrometers wide made of carbon. The fibers are aligned following the axis of the material.
This, along with their physical makeup, are what give this material its excellent properties.
Recommended Print Settings:
- Extruder: 260-280°C
- Bed Temp: 80-100°C
- Nozzle: We currently recommend a hardened steel nozzle with a minimum diameter of 0.4mm.
- Other: Ideal layer height is 60% of nozzle diameter. We do not recommend printing layers smaller than 0.2mm with carbon fiber reinforced filaments.
- Bed Prep: Magigoo Bed Prep Adhesive, Nano Polymer Adhesive, and 3DXTECH Polyimide Tape gives us the best results
- Heated Chamber: Recommended
- Supports: Water soluble AquaTek X1 USM works great for complex parts.
- Drying Instructions: 80°C for 4+ hours.
This material is particularly abrasive among 3D printing filaments. Users may find standard brass nozzles are chewed through very quickly compared to standard wear and tear. When worn through, the nozzle diameter will widen inconsistently and the printer will experience extrusion issues.
Use hardened steel nozzles with this filament to maximize toolhead life and quality of your prints!
Because of this, it’s strongly recommended this material be printed through a hardened steel nozzle rather than a softer metal. Hardened steel nozzles can often be inexpensive and easily installed depending on your printer manufacturer’s instructions.