More Advanced Functional
Prototyping with Nylon 12CF
A carbon-filled thermoplastic with excellent structural characteristics, it is comprised of a blend of Nylon 12 resin and chopped carbon fiber, at a loading of 35% by weight, to achieve the highest flexural strength and stiffness-to-weight ratio of any FDM materials.
With the high stiffness-to-weight ratio, Nylon 12CF is a stronger and more practical material choice when it comes to prototyping.
Go straight from design to production and enjoy a faster and easier prototyping process to gain a competitive advantage in the market.
The red-painted parts on this bike frame were made with Nylon 12 CF.
Carbon Fiber Reinforced
The combination of high strength, stiffness and light weight lets you use FDM Nylon 12CF to replace metal components, for lighter tools, functional prototyping and select end-use parts in the aerospace, automotive, industrial and recreational manufacturing industries.
ASA vs Nylon 12CF
In this deflection testing between two Stratasys high-performance materials ASA and Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber, the results show that Nylon 12 CF is your best option for strong, stiff, and lightweight tools/parts.
Ensure the best results by following the instructions in the FDM Nylon 12CF Material Guide, and take advantage of its benefits.
63.4 MPa (XZ Axis)
28.9 MPa (ZX Axis)
7515 MPa (XZ Axis)
2300 MPa (ZX Axis)
85 J/m (XZ Axis)
21.4 J/m (ZX Axis)
Produce strong and lightweight 3D printed prototypes such as this bike stand while continuing to test it in a range of real-world environments and conditions.
ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY COSTS
Eliminate the need for metal tooling which could mean a reduction of machine tooling from months to just weeks such as this brake pedal.
BROADEN DESIGN HORIZONS
Get creative without limits or geometric constraints. There’s no need to worry about how to lay up the carbon fiber onto the molds because of the flexibility.