Amsterdam-based developer and manufacturer of 3D printing material, Formfutura, has just launched their new filament CarbonFil.
Based on the company’s HDglass and reinforced with 20% relatively long strings of carbon fibres, the new material is light-weigt and incredibly stiff. According to Formfutura it is twice as stiff as their HDglass compound and yet they managed to increase its impact strength by more than 10%. This is quite remarkable as materials with higher stiffness usually show a decrease in their impact strengths. Additionally, the company was able to increase the heat deflection temperature with 21% to 85°C and establish high dimension stability properties.
“The most important characteristic of CarbonFil is maybe its printer friendliness and easy processing features. CarbonFil™ is warp-free, can be printed without a heated bed, has a great thermal stability, an excellent flowing behaviour and a superb first- and interlayer adhesion and does not produce any odors during 3D printing.”
The filament’s features in short:
- Extremely stiff
- Incredible carbon look and feel
- Very easy to print
- Great impact resistance
- Excellent first- and interlayer adhesion
- Great dimensional stability
CarbonFil filament is available in 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameter on 0.5 kg spools and is priced at € 37.50.