ABS with carbon fiber (ABS CF)


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35% more mechanical resistance than any standard ABS and formulated to avoid blockages in the extruders.

ABS is one of the most widely used materials for 3D printing and is used to make parts and elements that we use on a daily basis (car fenders and headlights, electrical connection boxes, containers, etc.). That is why it is not surprising that manufacturers develop new materials from ABS. ABS CF is an Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene reinforced with carbon fibers to improve the general mechanical properties of the plastic base.


Image 1: Part printed with ABS CF. Source: Nanovia.

The Nanovia ABS CF stands out from the rest of the market due to its advanced size distribution of carbon fibers in ABS.  Both the distribution and the amount of carbon fiber have been carefully studied and developed by the Nanovia technicians until they reach a strand of advanced behavior. Thanks to all the above, ABS CF exerts much less wear on the nozzle of the 3D printer compared to other abrasive materials that contain carbon fiber.

On the other hand, the development of this filament has also achieved high values of mechanical strength (Tensile Modulus: 2700 MPa), 35% higher than a standard ABS, with a lesser fragility than many materials often combined with fiber of carbon.

A common problem that occurs when using ABS is the dimensional stability, especially when it comes to being in an environment with temperatures close to the softening point. The introduction of carbon fiber improves dimensional stability and reduces the coefficient of thermal expansion. All this becomes a low deformation of the pieces made (reduction of the warping effect) and a high power distribution of mechanical stress.

The Nanovia ABS CF is an ideal material to replace ABS parts that need to withstand higher mechanical stresses, higher temperature values and be resistant to impacts. In addition, the ABS CF is compatible with most 3D FDM printers on the market and with any standard nozzle (brass) of 0.4mm.

Piece for agricultural machine

Image 2: Piece for agricultural machine. Source: Nanovia
Elongation at break (%) 7.5
Tensile modulus (MPa) 2300
Flexural modulus (MPa) 2200
Softening temperature (ºC) 101
Machinable Machinable
Abrasion resistance Abrasion resistance
Fiber reinforced Fiber reinforced
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance
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3D printing with ABS filament is a bit more complex than with the PLA filament. In the case of the ABS CF filament, it's necessary that the printing base is hot, between 90 and 110ºC. In addition, the temperature of the extruder should be between 250 and 270ºC. It should also be remembered that ABS plastic undergoes the phenomenon called "warping", which causes the first layer of the pieces to detach from the base of the 3D printer. So if you are going to print large pieces it's advisable that you use BuildTak, Kapton TapeMagigoo or DimaFix so that the pieces don't tend to detach from the base. To ensure the dimensional stability of the parts it's advisable to use a closed 3D printer.

With ABS CF it isn't necessary to use reinforced nozzle since this filament has low abrasion. Even so it is recommended to use the Olsson Ruby Nozzle for all advanted materials.

General information
Manufacturer Nanovia (France)
Material ABS with carbon fiber
Format Pack of 50 g
Spool of 500 g
Density 1.08 g/cm3
Diameter of filament 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0,05 mm
Filament length ±192 m (Ø 1.75 mm-0.5Kg)
±72 m (Ø 2.85 mm-0.5Kg)
Color Black
RAL/Pantone  -
Print settings
Printing temperature 250-270ºC
Print bed temperature 90-110ºC
Chamber temperature Not necessary
Cooling fan Not recommended
Recommended printing speed 30-70 mm/s
Nozzle diameter >0.4 mm
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength -
Charpy impact strength -
Elongation at break  10%
Tensile strength -
Tensile Modulus  2700 MPa
Flexural strength -
Flexural modulus 2700 MPa
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (ISO 306) 101ºC
Melting temperature -
Inflammability (UL 94 @1.6mm) HB (Flammable)
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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