Nozzle: 260 – 285 °C
Printbed: 60 – 120 °C
Novamid® ID1030 CF10 can 3D-print high-performance and durable structural end-use parts, making 3D printing technology a viable option for demanding automotive structural applications that require robust performance at elevated temperatures. With a carbon fiber loading of just 10%, Novamid® ID1030 CF10 prints parts with properties close to what is usually achievable only by injection molding. It can be printed at the same speeds as unreinforced plastics, while achieving considerably better strength and toughness.
Novamid® ID1030 CF10 is a new carbon fiber filled polyamide 6/66 that prints durable structural parts with high dimensional stability, warpage free. The PA6/66 copolymer filament incorporates actual carbon fibers, rather than the commonly used powder-like carbon, which results in stronger, stiffer and tougher parts with higher tensile strength and modulus. With its excellent mechanical properties and smooth appearance, it is well-suited for 3D-printing demanding automotive structural applications that require robust performance at elevated temperatures.
Designed for 3D printing, it is ideal for producing functional parts and functional prototypes using fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology. The material can be printed on standard desktop FFF machines with a hardened nozzle. Tests have shown that users can run their printers at the same speeds as with unreinforced plastics, while achieving considerably better strength and toughness.
- Automotive under-the-hood applications
- Protective and supporting sports gear
- High performance functional parts
- Manufacturing jigs and fixtures
- Medical braces and prosthetics
- Light weight applications
- Applications requiring durable and stiff parts with good mechanical properties
General printing guidelines *
|Nozzle size: ≥ 0.5mm||Layer height: ≥ 0.1mm *||Flow rate: ± 100%|
|Print temp: ± 260 – 285° C *||Print speed: Medium / High *||Retraction: Depends|
|Heat bed: ± 60 – 120° C *||Fan speed: 0%||Printing surface: PEI Sheet + DimaFix|
|Enclosed printer needed: Yes||Heated Build Chamber: Preferred / Yes||Experience level: Intermediate|
*) Above displayed settings are meant as guidance to find your optimal print settings. These ranges in settings should work for most printers, but please do feel free to experiment outside these ranges if you think it is suitable for your printer. There are a lot of different type of printers, hot-ends and printer offsets that it is extremely difficult to give an overall one-size-fits-all setting.
*) First layer : 100 – 150% of first layer thickness.
*) Novamid® can be used with a range of nozzle temperature (220–245 °C / 428–473°F). Preferred temperature to print your object is 230°C / 446°F. To generate a homogeneous melt, the melt temperature should always be above 225°C / 437°F. Optimal mechanical properties will be achieved at melt temperature between (225-245 °C / 437°F–473°F).
*) Print speed: 50 – 100 mm/s (obeying the maximal throughput in cm3/s of the extruder). Print speed for “normal” nozzle size (0.4mm) and layer height (0.2mm), for other values print speed should be adjusted accordingly!
*) Do only remove printed object from print bed when print bed has cooled down to ambient temperatures, as otherwise printed part can deform severely.
*) Retraction dependent on printer type and filament diameter.
Storage and conditioning
Novamid® ID1030 CF10 grades are supplied in airtight, moisture-proof packaging at a moisture level <0.05 w%.
In order to prevent moisture pick up and contamination, supplied packaging should be kept closed and undamaged. For the same reason, partially used bags should be sealed before re-storage. Allow the material that has been stored elsewhere to adapt to the temperature in the processing room while keeping the bag closed. To prevent moisture condensing on filaments, bring cold filaments up to ambient temperature in the print shop while keeping the packaging closed.
In case the filament has become wet, it should be dried. Using a hot air oven at 80°C for at least 4h is recommended. When storing the filament after printing, it is advised to seal the bag and add silica gel to the bag to keep the filament as dry as possible.
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This filament is compliant to below listed directives and regulations.
- RoHS directive 2011/65/EC
- REACH directive 1907/2006/EC
*) This declaration of conformity to directives and regulations is prepared according to our present standard of knowledge and may be amended if new cognitions are available and applies only for the above described products.