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The GF30-PP is a filament for 3D printers developed by Owens Corning. Owens Corning is a multinational company established in 37 countries around the world with more than 60 years of experience in insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. Thanks to the great knowledge in this last field they have created the GF30-PP, a filament with a polypropylene base with 30% glass fibers.
The GF30-PP is a material that has a high rigidity and mechanical resistance, resistance to chemicals and UV light. With a Tension Module of 6500 MPa is one of the highest currently in materials for 3D printing FDM, improving by 200% the mechanical properties of conventional materials, such as ABS. This high resistance combined with a high threshold of operating temperatures (-20ºC to 120ºC) makes the GF30-PP an ideal material to be used in industrial applications as tools or as final pieces. The following video shows how high potential companies specialized in their field use this material for their products:
But here the advantages of this material don't end. By incorporating glass fibers, the GF30-PP is easier to print than PP by itself, increases the bond between layers, reduces the warping effect between the parts and the base, and moisture absorption is significantly reduced. All this translates into a smooth finish, continuous and with great dimensional stability, which together with the high level mechanical properties it presents, make this material the ideal for the vast majority of applications that every professional and industrial user desires.
To greater than all the advantages already mentioned, the temperatures of impressesion are accessible for any 3D FDM printer; Extruder temperature: 220-280ºC, Base temperature: 80-110ºC. To ensure adhesion to the base, it is recommended to use a microperforated base or SmartStick, a special adhesive for PP. When containing glass fibers nozzle wear is very pronounced and the use of a hardened steel nozzle or the Olsson Rub nozzle is recommended. The Nozzle Olsson Ruby is the most resistant and highest quality 3D printing nozzle on the market thanks to its ruby tip integrated in a brass nozzle.
XSTRAND GF30-PP has one of the highest tension modules of 3D printing (6500 MPa), which allows you to make parts that need to support high load values as control elements, parts for the transport sector that don't have a constant use or applications resistant and of reduced size. To make final pieces of high mechanical and thermal resistance it's recommended to use the XSTRAND GF30-PA6.