Materials

Carbon

Introduction to Carbon

Our 3D printing carbon filament is made up of short carbon fibers, these fibers being extremely strong cause the filament to increase in strength and stiffness while reducing its overall weight.

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Description

Pros
  • Very lightweight filament, due to it being made of strands which is unique to other filaments

  • Has very good dimensional stability

  • Is a very strong and stiff, so is very good for prints you do not want to bend. Great for frames and tools (eg. drone parts or an RC car)

Cons
  • It is more expensive because the filament is tough and abrasive on the extruders so harder steel nozzles are required 

Characteristics

Price

££££

Max part size

450mm x 450mm x 470mm

Melting temperature

200-230 °C

Density

1.35 g/cm3

Minimum Wall thickness

0.4mm

  • Product can be very brittle

  • Very sensitive to moisture so has to be kept completely dry