Nylon 12CF is a blend of Nylon 12 resin and chopped carbon fiber and is one of the strongest FDM thermoplastics. This carbon-filled thermoplastic has excellent structural characteristics, as well as the highest flexural strength and highest stiffness-to-weight ratio of any FDM thermoplastics. Nylon 12CF is used for functional prototypes in aerospace, automotive, industrial, and recreational industries, and ideal for strong but lightweight tooling applications.
Mechanical PropertiesTest MethodEnglish XZ Axis/ZX AxisMetric XZ Axis/ZX Axis
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) PSIASTM D6389,190 psi/4,170 psi63.4 MPa/28.8 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) PSIASTM D63810,960 psi/4,990 psi75.6 Mpa/34.4 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) PSIASTM D6381.1 Msi/0.33 Msi7515 MPa/2300 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) %ASTM D6381.9%/1.2%1.9%/1.2%
Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) %ASTM D6380.9%/1.1%0.9%/1.1%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) PSIASTM D79020,660 psi/8,430 psi142 MPa/58.1 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) PSIASTM D7901.5 Msi/0.3 Msi10,620 Mpa/1830 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min) PSIASTM D7903%/3%3%/3%
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23 °C) ft-lbf/inASTM D2561.6 ft-lb/in / 0.4 ft-lb/in85 J/m / 21.4 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23 °C) ft-lbf/inASTM D2565.8 ft-lb/in / 1.6 ft-lb/in310 J/m / 85 J/m

Thermal PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psiASTM D648289°F143°C
Melting Temperature 433°F223°C

Electrical PropertiesTest MethodValue Range
Volume Resistivity (kOhms)ASTM D2575.4E+03 - 3.9E+04
Surface Resistivity (kOhms)ASTM D2573.3E+03 - 6.9E+04

Other TestMethodValue
Specific GravityASTM D7921.15

System Availability Layer Thickness Capability Support Structure Available Colors
Fortus 450mc0.010”SolubleBlack

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