Our first special filament based on the Amphora 3D polymer. Reinforced with 20% specially sourced carbon fibres, this filament is perfect for parts which need high stiffness. XT-CF20 has a beautiful matte surface finish when printed.
CARBON FIBRE IS ABRASIVE:
A special point of attention is the abrasive nature of the carbon fibres. In general these fibres will accelerate the nozzle-wear of brass nozzles, much faster than unfilled filaments. Therefore we recommend to use nozzle’s from stainless steel or hardened copper alloys.
ColorFabb XT CF20 is a copolyester based carbon fibre composite material that is based on the unique Amphora 3D polymer from Eastman Chemical and is loaded with no less than 20% specially sourced carbon fibres suitable for 3D Printing.
Combining carbon fibres in filaments material is not a new idea, but colorFabb has been able to combine a lot of desired properties into 1 new material:
- Extreme High Flex Modulus (6.2 GPa) / twice as stiff as PLA
- Moderate strain at break (8-10%), so no extreme brittle filament, but toughness
- High Glass Temp. (Tg = 80C)
- Very high melt strength
- Very high melt viscosity
- Good dimensional accuracy and stability
- Low odour / Styrene free solution
- Easy processing on many platforms
- Highly attractive matt black surface
Net Weight: 750g
- 2.85mm Diameter
Learn more about this filament here.
We recommend printing with Steel Nozzles as this material is very abrasive on Brass Nozzles
Please read our Safety and Compliance information regarding printing materials.
The following is a comparison of the affects of 3D Printing Carbon Fibre on various nozzles