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Filament with polyamide 6 y glass fiber, high tension modules and high temperature resistance.

The GF30-PA6 is a filament for 3D printers based on PA6 (Polyamide 6) reinforced by 30% glass fibers 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 components with glass fibers have created one of the strongest filaments on the market.

Aplicación XSTRANG GF30-PA6

Image 1: Application XSTRANG GF30-PA6. Source: Owens Corning

The GF30-PA6 is a material of high mechanical resistance, with resistance to wear, high resistance to chemicals and UV light. With a Tension Module of 7400 MPa is one of the highest currently, being 250% more resistant than common materials within materials for 3D printing FDM, such as ABS. This high resistance combined with resistance to wear and a high threshold of working temperatures (-20ºC to 120ºC) make the GF30-PA6 the ideal and most common material for manufacturing industrial tools that will be used in harsh environments. 

But here the advantages of this material do not end. By incorporating glass fibers, the GF30-PA is easier to print than the PA6 (Polyamide 6) by itself, increases the bond between layers, reduces the warping effect between the parts and the base, and the absorption of moisture It's 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.

Aplicación XSTRANG GF30-PA6

Image 2: Application XSTRANG GF30-PA6. Source: Owens Corning

A major of all the advanced advantages already mentioned, the temperatures of impressesion are accessible for any printers FDM of the market; Extruder temperature: 220-280ºC, Base temperature: 80-110ºC. To ensure adhesion to the base, the use of a microperforated base, PEI sheet or Kapton Tape is recommended. When containing glass fibers the nozzle wear is very pronounced and the use of a hardened steel nozzle or Nozzle Olsson Ruby 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-PA6 is designed to make prototypes, functional parts and elements of high structural strength, such as electric tool housings (drill, radial, etc), control elements, parts for the transport sector (engine intake systems) of vehicles, tubes for refrigeration liquids), resistant and small applications (connectors of pneumatic systems), professional and leisure sports equipment.

Elongation at break (%) 2.1
Tensile strength (MPa) 102
Tensile modulus (MPa) 7400
Flexural strength (MPa) 170
Flexural modulus (MPa) 6100
Softening temperature (ºC) 124
Machinable Machinable
Abrasion resistance Abrasion resistance
Vibration resistance Vibration resistance
UV resistance UV resistance
Fiber reinforced Fiber reinforced
Moisture resistance Moisture resistance
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance
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XSTRAND GF30-PA6 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's recommended to use the Olsson Ruby Nozzle 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 GF30-PA6 to the base, it's recommended to use BuildTakDimaFixPrintaFix or Magigoo PA. In addition to this adhesive it has been developed exclusively for nylon filaments and can be used with a microperforated base, PEI sheets or Kapton Tape can be used. It must be ensured that the adhesion of the first layer is firm and strong to prevent it from peeling off during 3D printing.

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 Owens Corning (USA)
Material PA6 + 30% GF
Format Pack of 50 g
Spool of 500 g
Density 1.17 g/cm3
Diameter of filament 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0,05 mm
Filament length ±177 m (Ø 1.75 mm-0.5Kg)
±67 m (Ø 2.85 mm-0.5Kg)
Color Black/Dark grey
RAL/Pantone  -
Print settings
Printing temperature 220-280ºC
Print bed temperature 80-110ºC
Chamber temperature Not necessary
Cooling fan Not recommended
Recommended printing speed 30-100 mm/s
Nozzle diameter >0.4 mm
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength -
Charpy impact strength -
Elongation at break (ISO 527) 2.1%
Tensile strength (ISO 527) 102 MPa
Tensile Modulus (ISO 527) 7400 MPa
Flexural strength (ISO 178) 170 MPa
Flexural modulus (ISO 178) 6100 MPa
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (ISO 75) 124ºC
Melting temperature (ISO 11357) 206ºC
Specific properties
Transparency  Opaque
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Diameter coil (outer) 200 mm
Diameter coil (inner hole) 52 mm
Coil Width 55 mm

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

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