High-Performance Prototypes That Are Light-Weight And Carbon-Fiber Reinforced

Nylon 12CF delivers the highest strength and stiffness-to-weight ratio of any our FDM materials, suitable for markets like aerospace, automotive, industrial & recreational manufacturing

Overview

Nylon 12CF is an FDM thermoplastic that is filled with carbon to provide structural characteristics. Build high-performance prototypes that stand up to the rigorous testing required of production parts. The combination of Nylon 12 resin and carbon fiber produces the strongest thermoplastic in FDM technology as it boasts the highest flexural strength of FDM thermoplastics. Its unique stiffness and strength allows manufacturers to replace metal components in jigs, fixtures, and production parts.

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Material Performance

FDM Nylon 12CF, a carbon-fiber reinforced thermoplastic, meets the demanding needs of the production environment, allowing the replacement of metal tooling for applications such as forming and end-of-arm tooling

Material Properties Izod notch testing

IZOD IMPACT,
NOTCHED

85 J/m XZ axis

Material Properties Heat Deflection

Heat Deflection
Temperature

143°C

Material Properties Flexural Strength

Flexural
Strength

142 MPa XZ axis
58 MPa ZX axis

Material Properties Tensile Strength

Tensile
Strength

63 MPa XZ axis
29 MPa ZX axis

Material Highlights

Characteristics

  • Lightweight strength, carbon-fiber reinforced
  • Impact-resistant
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Dimensionally stable

Options

  • Available in Black
  • Compatible with Fortus 450 systems only

Uses

  • Drill guides
  • Press-fit inserts
  • Tough functional prototypes
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Tooling
  • Production parts

Advantages

  • Toughest FDM material
  • Carbon-fiber reinforced

Performance Scale

Material Colours

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Technical Specifications

Mechanical Properties Test Method English XZ Axis English ZX Axis Metric XZ Axis Metric ZX Axis
Tensile Strenth, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 9,190 psi 4,170 psi 63.4 MPa 28.8 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate(Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) PSI  ASTM D638 10,960 psi 4,990 psi 75.6 Mpa 34.4 MPa
Tensile Modulus(Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) PSI ASTM D638 1.1 Msi 0.33 Msi 7515 MPa 2300 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break(Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) % ASTM D638 1.9% 1.2% 1.9% 1.2%
Tensile Elongation at Yield(Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) % ASTM D638 0.9% 1.1% 0.9% 1.1%
Flexural Strength(Method 1, 0.05”/min) PSI  ASTM D790 20,660 psi 8,430 psi 142 MPa 58.1 MPa
Flexural Modulus(Method 1, 0.05”/min) PSI ASTM D790 1.5 Msi 0.3 Msi 10,620 Mpa 1830 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break(Method 1, 0.05”/min) PSI ASTM D790 3%  3%  3%  3% 
IZOD Impact, notched(Method A, 23 °C) ft-lbf/in ASTM D256 1.6 ft-lb/in 0.4 ft-lb/in 85 J/m 21.4 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23 °C) ft-lbf/in ASTM D256 5.8 ft-lb/in 1.6 ft-lb/in 310 J/m 85 J/m
Thermal Properties Test Method English Metric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi ASTM D648 289°F 143°C
Melting Temperature 433°F 223°C
Electrical Properties Test Method Value
Volume Resistivity (kOhms) ASTM D257 5.4E+03 – 3.9E+04
Melting Temperature ASTM D257 3.3E+03 – 6.9E+04
Other Test Method Value
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.15

Applications

3D printing Manufacturing Tools

Manufacturing Tools

Create highly customized tooling, resulting in greater productivity, capability and ergonomics.

Jigs and Fixtures with 3D Printing

Jigs and Fixtures

Lower production time and cost by producing custom jigs and fixtures in-house, on-demand.

Functional Testing with 3D Printing

Functional Testing

Produce 3D printed parts that are ready for testing, and mimic the end part

Rapid Prototyping 3D printing Tray

Rapid Prototyping

Design and iterate faster than ever before with professional 3D printing

3D printing Production Parts

Production Parts

Produce strong and durable end-use parts, with complete design freedom and flexible supply chains

Lightweighting with 3D printing

Lightweighting

Make parts that have the same strength and durability, but are lightweight and efficient

System Compatibility

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Fortus 450mc

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