INNOVATEFIL PA CF is a filament with a high mechanical strength and excellent performance at high temperatures, the combination of polyamide and carbon fiber allows large objects to be printed without deformation.
Among its main advantages, the ability to work at temperatures of 150 º C. Also this filament has great adhesion between layers which gives the printed piece great resistance regardless of the printing position. The incorporation of carbon fiber increases the electrical conductivity, making it suitable for conductive and dissipative applications.
HELPING TIPS AND USAGE RECOMENDATIONS:
PROTECT FROM HUMIDITY
Innovatefil PA FC is delivered in a vacuum bag with a great barrier against moisture so that the filament cannot absorb humidity. Prior to bagging, the filament follows the strictest quality controls by dehumidifying the raw material until the moisture content of less than 0.02%.
Once unpacked, we recommend to keep it in a dry and dark environment. If it is not maintained in a suitable environment the material can absorb up to 0.5% of the atmospheric moisture, this can create water vapor in the extrusion that confers a poor surface finish.
To maintain optimal printing conditions, it is recommended to dry the material before using it in a 3D printer filament. Many printing equipments already have these drying systems incorporated.
RECOMMENDATIOS FOR USING CARBON FIBER
The carbon fiber makes the filament very abrasive so it is necessary to use hardened steel nozzles or similar to print, and thus avoid premature wear of the components.
To achieve a better finish and avoid printing problems, we recommend to use nozzles of 0.6 mm diameter, print layer height of 0.2 mm or greater, not following these recommendations could cause problems of nozzle clogging.
KEEP THE EXTRUDER IN GOOD CONDITION
Once printing is finished it is necessary to clean the nozzle eliminating the excess of material to avoid seals and defects in the printing pieces, if several materials are used we recommend to have a nozzle for each material to avoid being mixed.
We recommend the use of Smartfil CLEAN for cleaning the extruder
|Print Settings (As reference)|
|Printing temperature||255ºC - 275ºC|
|Heated Bed||Needed >60|