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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.
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. 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 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.
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.