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    PolyMide PA-GF

    Polymaker

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    Ideal for mechanically resistant parts for environments with very low temperatures.

    Polymaker materials with polyamide base (PA6 and PA12) reinforced with fiberglass (PolyMide PA6-GF and PA12-GF(1)) are really resistant filaments at mechanical, thermal and abrasive levels. Fiberglass gives it a more isotropic behavior, since it has the same properties throughout the fibers.

    PA6 and PA12 are polyamides widely used in all current industrial sectors. The nomenclature derives from the number of carbon atoms in the diamine and the monomers of dibasic acid necessary to produce them. PA6 is a nylon that stands out for its high toughness, short and long term heat resistance, surface quality, creep and UV resistance. On the other hand, PA12 is a really resistant polyamide even in environments with low temperatures (below 0 ºC), high resistance to cracking and maintaining the shape with application of stress for long periods. Another advantage it offers is its low concentration of amides, which translates into very low moisture absorption and excellent resistance to a large number of chemical products (hydraulic fluids, oils, fuels, grease, salt water and solvents).

    These filaments contain 25 % by weight of fiberglass. This high amount of fiber causes a more pronounced wear of the nozzle, destroying a brass nozzle  in a few hundred grams. To avoid this it is recommended to use hardened steel nozzles or other nozzles with high abrasion resistance (Nozzle X or Olsson Ruby).

    Support for cryogenic cooling

    Image 1: Cryogenic cooling support. Source: Polymaker

    Polymaker has developed Polymide PA6-GF and PA12-GF(1) using "Warp-Free" and "Fiber Adhesion" technology. The "Warp-Free" technology allows the manufacture of filaments with a nylon base (PA6 and PA12) with excellent dimensional stability and a deformation in the base of the practically null parts. The operation of this technology is achieved through an exhaustive control of the microstructure and the crystallization process of the nylon, to ensure that the material completely releases the internal tension before solidification. The "Fiber Adhesion" technology improves the adhesion between layers of materials reinforced with carbon fiber or glass, since these fibers optimize the chemical formulation of the surfaces in contact, which becomes a better dispersion and bonding to the matrix. The union of these two technologies results in better resistance along the Z axis and reduced mechanical anisotropy.

    Polymide PA6-GF and PA12-GF(1) presents the characteristics of nylon, the advantages of Polymaker's own development technologies and the properties of fiberglass (mechanical, thermal, abrasion resistance and high rigidity) to obtain parts resistant to all levels, applicable to most industrial jobs and with great ease of printing.

    Polymaker Industrial Authorized ResellerPolyMide PA-GF is part of the Polymaker Industrial range of high-performance filaments oriented to the industry, of which Filament2Print is one of the select distributors authorized by Polymaker for their commercialization.

    (1) PolyMide PA12-GF will be available in Q4 of 2020.

    Impact strength (KJ/m2) 21.2
    Elongation at break (%) 19.4
    Tensile strength (MPa) 50.8
    Tensile modulus (MPa) 2050.3
    Flexural strength (MPa) 65.1
    Flexural modulus (MPa) 2232
    Softening temperature (ºC) 191
    Machinable Machinable
    UV resistance UV resistance
    Fiber reinforced Fiber reinforced
    Moisture resistance Moisture resistance
    Chemical resistance Chemical resistance
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    To ensure good adhesion to the printing base and easy removal, Polymaker recommends using a thin layer of  Magigoo PA on a flexible plate.

    It is recommended to use a printing temperature of 280 °C with a fully metallic HotEnd to keep the temperature stable, a base temperature never exceeding 50 °C and a chamber temperature not exceeding 50 °C. If you do not have a heated chamber, it is recommended to remove the part from the base once the printing is finished, to release the internal residual tension. Regardless of this, the pieces must be annealed at 90 °C for two hours, to eliminate deformations.

    Before introducing Polymide PA6-GF or PA12-GF into an FDM 3D printer, the user must take into account the recommended drying process (80 °C for 12 hours), to avoid problems during printing, both in the piece and in the own 3D printer.

    General information
    Manufacturer Polymaker (Europe)
    Material PA6-GF/ PA12-GF (available Q4 2020)
    Format 2000 g Coil
    Density 1.2 g/cm3
    Filament diameter 1.75 ó 2.85 mm
    Diameter tolerance ±0,05 mm
    Filament length ±692 m (Ø 1.75 mm - 1 kg)
    ±261 m (Ø 2.85 mm - 1 kg)
    Color Grey
    RAL/Pantone  -
    Print properties
    Printing temperature 280 - 300 ºC 
    Base / bed temperature 25 - 50 ºC
    Chamber temperature 50 ºC
    Layer fan Not recommende
    Print speed 60 mm/s
    Raft Separation 0.1 - 0.2 mm
    Retraction 3 - 6 mm
    40 - 60 mm/s
    Maximum cantilever manufacturing angle 45º
    Recommended support material PolyDissolve S1
    Mechanical properties
    Izod impact resistance -
    Charpy impact resistance Charpy (ASTM D256) 16.5 kJ/m2
    Elongation at break (ASTM D638) 19.4 %
    Tensile Strength (ASTM D638) 84.5 MPa
    Traction module (ASTM D638) 4431 MPa
    Flexural Strength (ASTM D790) 136.4 MPa
    Flexural modulus (ASTM D790) 2232 MPa
    Surface hardness -
    Thermal properties
    Softening temperature (ISO 75 0.45 MPa) 191 ºC
    Melting temperature 215 ºC
    Specific properties
    Transparency Opaque
    Additional Information
    HS Code 3916.9
    Reel diameter (outer) 200 mm
    Reel diameter (inner hole) 55 mm
    Reel width 45 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 advise to confirm the final results and properties with our own tests. For more information you should consult the product data sheet.

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