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PC GF30 Ultrafuse


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Filament with polycarbonate base and 30% fiberglass, with UL94 flame extinction certificate.

The BASF product portfolio includes professional 3D printing materials both for general purposes as well as advanced engineering applications. One of the materials from the BASF catalog is the PC GF30 Ultrafuse filament composed of a polycarbonate matrix and fiberglass reinforcement (30%).

Part printed with PC GF30 Ultrafuse

Image 1: Part printed with PC GF30 Ultrafuse. Source: BASF.

The filament PC GF30 Ultrafuse does not have the typical black color, but it is dark gray. Its mechanical properties are really high, approximately 250% more resistant than ABS and a thermal resistance 3 times higher than PLA (HDT: 137ºC). But these are not the highlights of this material. The PC GF30 Ultrafuse has the flame extinction certificate UL94 (V0), which ensures that the fire extinguishes in 10 seconds and without dripping. This certificate is the best in thermoplastics and the one that offers the most safety thanks to its self-extinguishing and non-drip properties, which prevent the spread of the flame to the elements that are nearby. Thanks to the PC matrix, this material is a good electrical insulator, shows low values of moisture absorption and high chemical resistance, being an ideal material for manufacturing housings for electrical and electronic components. If these housings or other products manufactured with the PC GF30 Ultrafuse are exposed to the sun, they will maintain the tonality uniformly thanks to their high resistance to UV rays.

Connection flange printed with XSTRAND GF30-PC

Image 2: Connection flange printed with PC GF30 Ultrafuse. Source: BASF.

Like the PC filaments, the PC GF30 Ultrafuse has print temperatures a little higher than conventional materials, with a base temperature of 100°C and a nozzle temperature of 320-330°C. These extrusion temperature values are somewhat higher than the maximums reached by some Desktop type 3D printers. o solve this problem there is the PT100 Upgrade Kit, which allows to increase the temperature to 400ºC. To ensure adhesion to the base, it is recommended to use a microperforated base, DimaFix or Magiggo PC, a special adhesive for the PC. When containing glass fibers nozzle wear is very pronounced and the use of a hardened steel nozzle or a Nozzle Olsson Ruby is recommended. The Nozzle Olsson Ruby is the toughest and highest quality 3D printing nozzle on the market thanks to a ruby tip integrated in a brass nozzle.

Exhaust system printed with XSTRAND GF30-PC

Image 3: Exhaust system printed with PC GF30 Ultrafuse. Source: BASF.

The PC GF30 Ultrafuse has been developed for the manufacture of functional prototypes for the most demanding sectors, such as mechanical, electrical, electronic and automotive engineering. In addition, this filament allows to make final pieces thanks to its high quality surface finish.

Elongation at break (%) 2.5
Tensile strength (MPa) 65
Tensile modulus (MPa) 5400
Flexural strength (MPa) 113
Flexural modulus (MPa) 5500
Softening temperature (ºC) 137
Machinable Machinable
Fatigue resistance Fatigue resistance
Electric insulator Electricity insulator
UV resistance UV resistance
Fireproof Fireproof
Fiber reinforced Fiber reinforced
Moisture resistance Moisture resistance
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance
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PC GF30 Ultrafuse is a filament that contains fiberglass, an element that has as main qualities the resistance and the power to wear the elements that are in contact with it. For this reason it is very important to use high-performance nozzles (hardened steel nozzle). It is recommended to use the Nozzle Olsson Ruby to avoid 3D prints failed by rapid wear and obtain the highest quality finish offered by this filament, always with nozzle diameters equal to or greater than 0.4mm.

To ensure the correct adhesion of the PC GF30 Ultrafuse to the base, it is recommended to use Magigoo PC. This liquid glue has been developed to eliminate one of the drawbacks of printing PC filament, its low adhesion to the base.

It is recommended to use a chamber temperature of 90ºC to obtain pieces with the highest mechanical properties and the best surface finish.

Once a 3D printing is finished, the coil should be stored in its original bag and box, in a dust-free, dry environment with a stable temperature.

General Information
Manufacturer BASF
Material PC + 30% GF
Format 50 g Pack
500 g Coil
700 g Coil
Density 1.17 g/cm3
Filament Diameter 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter Tolerance ±0.05 mm
Filament Length ±17.8 m (Ø 1.75 mm-0.05Kg)
±6.7 m (Ø 2.85 mm-0.05Kg)
±177.7 m (Ø 1.75 mm-0.5Kg)
±67 m (Ø 2.85 mm-0.5Kg)
±248.7 m (Ø 1.75 mm-0.7Kg)
±93.8 m (Ø 2.85 mm-0.7Kg)
Color Dark gray
RAL/Pantone  -
Printing Properties
Printing Temperature 280-330 ºC
Bed Temperature 80-100 ºC
Chamber Temperature 90 ºC (ideal)
Layer Fan Not recommended
Printing Speed 30-60 mm/s
Nozzle Diameter >0.6 mm
Mechanical Properties
Izod Impact Strength -
Charpy Impact Strength -
Break Elongation (ISO 527) 2.5%
Tensile Strength (ISO 527) 65 MPa
Tensile Modulus (ISO 527) 5400 MPa
Flexural Strength (ISO 178) 113 MPa
Flexural Modulus (ISO 178) 5500 MPa
Surface Hardness -
Thermal Properties
Softening Temperature (ISO 75) 137 ºC
Melting Temperature (ISO 11357) 259 ºC
Specific Properties
Transparency Opaque
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Reel Diameter (external) 200 mm
Reel Diameter (internal hole) 52 mm
Reel Width 55 mm

* The typical values detailed in this table should be considered as a reference only. Actual values may vary depending on the 3D printer model used, part design, and printing conditions. We advise confirming the results and final properties with your own tests. For more information, refer to the product's technical data sheet.


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