FibreX™ Nylon+GF30 30% Glass Fiber Reinforced Nylon
3DXTECH’s Nylon+GF30 glass fiber reinforced Nylon 6 Copolymer (PA6) is nothing less than an industrial-grade beast! Formulated to be exceptionally stiff and strong, all without being brittle. Polyamides (PA) are the work horse of the plastics industry the world over thanks to their excellent mechanical, chemical, and thermal resistance. The addition of heavy glass fiber reinforcement takes it to the next level.
Benefits of Nylon+GF30 Include:
Printable on practically any 3D printer with a heated bed
Ideal for structural engineering-grade applications
Exceptionally stiff and strong, without being brittle
Excellent chemical resistance makes it suitable for automotive and industrial applications
Resists fuels, lubricants, heat, and mechanical loading
High thermal properties keep it strong up to 170°C in use, depending on printing and mechanical loads applied
Glass fiber reinforcement improves dimensional stability, reduces shrinkage, lift, and warp
Very strong layer bonding
1.75mm +/- 0.05mm in diameter
Glass Fiber Reinforced Filament
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What Is It?
Fibers made of glass reinforced into the polymer during manufacturing and aligned along the axis of filament.
This, along with their physical makeup, give this material enormous strength and mechanical properties.
Recommended Print Settings:
- Extruder: 260-280°C
- Bed Temp: 60-75°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 0.25mm with glass fiber reinforced filaments
- Bed Prep: Magigoo Bed Prep or 3DXTECH Polyimide Tape gives us the best results
- Heated Chamber: Not required, but a 30-80°C chamber does improve layer bonding and finished part mechanical properties
- Supports: AquaTek™ water soluble X1 USM Universal Support Material works ideal for complex parts.
- Drying Instructions: 90°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.