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PA11 CF (Carbon Fibre) - SLS Printing Powder

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SLS 3D printing powder made of polyamide 11 reinforced with short carbon fibre.

Sinterit is a Polish manufacturer recognised as a pioneer in the development of affordable SLS 3D printing solutions. In addition to a complete range of equipment, both compact and industrial, it also has the widest range of optimised materials in its segment.

Sinterit equipment range

Image 1: Sinterit's range of equipment. Source: Sinterit

In addition to excellent materials for general applications such as PA12 SmoothPA11 Onyx or Flexa Grey TPU, Sinterit has developed many materials for special applications such as polypropylene or Flexa Soft and Flexa Bright TPUs.

Sinterit powders

Image 2: Sinterit general purpose powders. Source:Sinterit

PA11 CF is a material for high performance applications. It is a material based on PA11 Onyx, additive with short carbon fibre to improve mechanical strength in tensile and bending, as well as to provide parts with increased stiffness.

It has one of the best strength-to-weight ratios among SLS 3D printing materials, making it also one of the most versatile and high-strength materials available for SLS 3D printing.

Comparison

Image 3: Comparison with other technical plastics. Source: Sinterit.

PA11 CF almost doubles the tensile strength (81 MPa vs. 48 MPa) and flexural strength (100 MPa vs. 62 MPa) compared to PA11 Onyx. It also has a higher stiffness, with an elongation at break of 24%.

Comparison

Image 4: Comparison with base metals. Source: Sinterit

Thanks to these excellent mechanical properties, Sinterit's carbon fibre reinforced PA11 is a viable alternative to aluminium and engineering plastics in many applications. It is widely used in the aerospace and automotive sectors.

Propeller made of PA11 CF

Image 5: Propeller made of PA11 CF. Source Sinterit.

PA11 CF is the highest performing material so far in the Sinterit range and one of the best available for SLS 3D printing.

Impact strength (KJ/m2) 113
Elongation at break (%) 24
Tensile strength (MPa) 81
Tensile modulus (MPa) 2950
Flexural strength (MPa) 100
Flexural modulus (MPa) 3050
Softening temperature (ºC) 170
Fatigue resistance Fatigue resistance
Fiber reinforced Fiber reinforced
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Like PA11 Onyx and PA11 ESD, PA11 CF requires the use of nitrogen during printing. Likewise, a Sinterit Studio Advanced Software licence is required to use this material.

PA11 CF is sensitive to moisture, so it must be stored properly in a dry environment. In the event of moisture pick-up, it can be dried at 100°C for 6h. Depending on the degree of humidity or the length of time stored in poor conditions, the material may not recover its original properties.

After each use, the material needs to be refreshed by 40 %.

General information
Manufacturer Sinterit
Technology SLS
Material PA11 CF
Format 6 kg can
Grain size -
Percentage of refreshment material 40 %
Colour Black
Compatible 3D printers Lisa Pro, Lisa X, NILS *
Mechanical properties
Tensile strength 81 MPa (PN-EN ISO 527-1:2012)
Tensile modulus 2950 MPa (PN-EN ISO 527-1:2012)
Elongation at break 24 % (PN-EN ISO 527-1:2012)
Bending strength 100 MPa (PN-EN ISO 178:2011)
Bending modulus 3050 MPa (PN-EN ISO 178:2011)
Charpy impact resistance 113 KJ/m2 (PN-EN ISO 179-1:2010)
Surface hardness 81 Shore D (PN-EN ISO 868:2005)
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (Vicat A50 / B50) -
Melting temperature 197 ºC
Thermal deflection temperature B 170 ºC (PN-EN ISO 75-2:2013-06)
Additional information
HS Code 3908.1

* The typical values listed 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 final results and properties with your own tests. For further information please refer to the product data sheet.

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