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PA12 CF+ Industrial Raise3D

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Carbon fiber-reinforced nylon based on PA 612, ideal for end-use and functional applications.

Raise3D is one of the leaders in industrial FDM printers and accessories. They are dedicated to finding cutting edge AM solutions for flexible manufacturing, to help companies improve their competitive advantage. Raise3D also makes 3D printing filaments. Their filament portfolio includes a wide range of basic, engineering and advanced filaments, such as PLA, PC, PVA, ABS, ASA, PETg, TPU and PA.

Video 1: The Raise 3D Industrial PA12 CF+ filament. Source: Raise3D.

Raise 3D PA12 CF+ Industrial is a filament based on the polymer polyamide 612, enriched with 15 % short carbon fibres with an optimised length distribution, to improve the mechanical, thermal and even surface quality of the printed part.

A durable and resistant engineering material

PA is an engineering thermoplastic, known most commonly under the name nylon. It is an affordable and extremely versatile material. It is extensively used in 3D printing due to its durability, flexibility, thermoplasticity, and resistance to abrasion, friction, corrosion and chemicals. Its first uses were mainly the manufacturing of consumer goods such as toothbrushes or women’s stockings. Nevertheless, nylon quickly found other more advanced uses. During WWII it was used in the US army to make parachutes, ropes, body armor and helmet liners.

A part 3D printed with the Raise3D PA12 CF+ Industrial filament

Image 1: A part 3D printed with the Raise3D PA12 CF+ Industrial filament. Source: Raise3D.

Nowadays, nylon has diverse applications, for example in the automotive and aerospace industry, medicine and sports, as well as in the packaging and electronics industry. In 3D printing, nylon is used in the form of powder (SLS and MJF), pellets, and filament (FDM).

Enriching filaments with carbon fiber

Filaments designed for specialistic uses are frequently enriched with carbon fibers or glass fibers to make sure the filament is going to have the adequate thermomechanical behavior. The addition of carbon fiber (CF) adds rigidity, stiffness and dimensional stability. It also makes the material a valid substitute for aluminum parts due to its reduced weight.

Chopped carbon fibres used in 3D printing

Image 2: Chopped carbon fibres used in 3D printing. Source: Raise3D.

This set of properties makes CF loaded plastic ideal for the automotive industry (high tensile strength and modulus, and high temperature tolerance) and the aerospace industry (weight reduced up to 50 % with preserved functionality).

The PA12 CF+ Industrial filament by Raise3D

PA12 CF+ Industrial filament is based on PA612, a material that inherits the best characteristics of both PA6 and PA12. These characteristics include toughness, low water absorption, high resistance to heat, wear and chemicals, low shrinkage, high strength-to-weight ratio, high interlayer bonding quality (Z-directional strength) and excellent dimensional stability.

A part 3D printed with Raise3D PA12 CF+ Industrial filament and a support filament

Image 3: A part 3D printed with Raise3D PA12 CF+ Industrial filament and a support filament. Source: Raise3D.

To further improve the thermal and mechanical properties of parts 3D printed with PA12 CF+ Industrial filament, parts can be annealed and, to create parts with complex geometriesPA12 CF Support filament or PVA+ support filament can be used in conjunction with PA CF+ Industrial.

When working with PA12 CF+ Industrial filament, a more wear-resistant nozzle and extrusion system is required to ensure consistent printing performance. It is therefore strongly recommended to print PA12 CF+ Industrial filament only on the Raise 3D E2CF 3D printer specialised in working with carbon fibre reinforced materials or on the Raise3D RMF500 3D printer specially designed to deliver ultra-fast and cost-effective results with fibre reinforced filaments.

The Raise3D printers best suited to work with PA12 CF+ Industrial filament

Image 4: The Raise3D printers best suited to work with PA12 CF+ Industrial filament. Source: Raise3D.

Thanks to its advanced thermo-mechanical properties, strength, toughness, toughness and light weight, PA12 CF+ industrial filament is an ideal material for light and tough end-use applications such as jigs, fixtures and all kinds of manufacturing aids or functional parts in the fields of manufacturing, automotive and aerospace.

Elongation at break (%) 2.8
Tensile strength (MPa) 86
Tensile modulus (MPa) 4736
Flexural strength (MPa) 125
Flexural modulus (MPa) 4331
Softening temperature (ºC) 142
Abrasion resistance Abrasion resistance
Lightweight Lightweight
Fiber reinforced Fiber reinforced
Moisture resistance Moisture resistance
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance

For best results, the manufacturer recommends printing the PA12 CF+ Industrial filament on the Raise3D E2CF 3D printer or the Raise3D RMF500, both specially designed for carbon fibre reinforced filaments (E2CF) or carbon/glass fibre reinforced filaments (RMF500).

In order to further boost the thermomechanical properties of parts 3D printed with the PA CF+ Industrial filament, it is recommended to anneal the parts together with support structure in the oven:

  • Small size model (side length < 50 mm) - at 80°C for 8 hours.
  • Medium-size model (50 mm < side length < 150 mm)- at 80°C for 12 hours.
  • Large size model (side length > 150 mm) - at 100°C for at least 12 hours.

This filament should be dried at 80°C for 12 hours before printing in a filament dryer. Nylon is a very hygroscopic material. Despite this filament’s low moisture absorption properties, it should be properly stored, preferably in a vacuum sealed packaging or in a sealed bag with a drying capsule until used or in a drying cabinet, such as the Fiber Three drying case. 

There may be adhesion problems when printing with nylon. The adhesion of the PA12 CF+ Industrial is improved due to the carbon fiber it contains. Nevertheless, an adhesive stick can be used to ensure good attachment of the model to the bed. A great option is the Magigoo PA stick designed for printing with nylon.

General information
Manufacturer Raise 3D
Material PA12 CF+ Industrial
Format 1000 g spool
Density 1.03 g/cm3
Filament diameter 1.75 mm
Diameter tolerance -
Filament length ±403.6 m (Ø 1.75 mm - 1 kg)
Color Black
RAL/Pantone  RAL: 9004
Print properties
Printing temperature 260 - 290 ºC
Base / bed temperature 60 ºC
Chamber temperature
Layer fan
Print speed 35 - 100 mm/s
Layer height 0.1 - 0.25 mm
Mechanical properties
Izod impact resistance -
Charpy impact resistance (ISO 179) 6.9 ± 0.3 kJ/m2
Elongation at break (ISO 527) 2.8 ± 0.1 % (XY)
1.9 ± 0.2 % (Z)
Tensile Strength (ISO 527-2) 86 ± 1 MPa (XY)
44.7 ± 2.1 MPa (Z)
Tensile modulus (ISO 527-2) 4736 ± 88 MPa (XY)
2086 ± 92 MPa (Z)
Flexural Strength (ISO 178) 125 ± 3 MPa (XY)
Flexural modulus (ISO 178) 4331 ± 90 MPa (XY)
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (ISO 75) 103.6 ºC @ 1.8 MPa
142 ºC @ 0.45 MPa
Melting temperature -
Specific properties
Transparency
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Spool diameter (outer) -
Spool diameter (inner) -
Spool width -


* 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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