PA12 + GF15 is another material offered by Fiberlogy, which is a derivative of Nylon PA12. It was created by reinforcing it with glass fiber (GF), which constitutes 15% of the product. This made it possible to significantly increase the durability, stiffness, and thermal and chemical resistance compared to pure Nylon. PA12 + GF15 has a stiffness of 3.6 GPa and a temperature resistance of up to 170°C.
This filament offers greater flexibility, making it ideal for applications operating under variable loads and exposed to impacts, unlike Nylon with an addition of glass fiber, available as Fiberlogy PA12 + CF5 and PA12 + CF15, .
The very low shrinkage ensures high dimensional stability. This combined with high durability makes engineering excellence achievable at home. This filament does not require a heated chamber. However, due to the high abrasiveness, steel or ruby nozzles should be used for printing in order to prevent excessive wear.
Applications in 3D Printing:
- AUTOMOTIVE: elements in the engine compartment, housing of vehicle components, air intakes, fluid fillers
- INDUSTRY: spare parts, short series, utility models
- MEDICINE: prostheses, medical equipment
- SPORT: accessories, pads, airsoft elements
How to Print:
The following parameters are only suggested print settings for this material. To ensure the best print quality, it is necessary to choose the appropriate settings for a specific printer and printing conditions.
Printing temperature: 255 – 270°C
Bed temperature: 90-110°C
Closed Chamber: required
Printing Speed: 35-60mm/s
Surface: PEI, glass, masking tape
Retraction (direct): 2-3mm
Retraction (bowden): 4-6mm
Retraction Speed: 20-45mm/s
Important Notes: The material is highly abrasive. We recommend the use of hardened steel or ruby nozzles. Wear gloves (the possibility of micro damages on the skin). Use a dust mask and protective glasses when processing.