Nylon12 CF


Nylon12 CF

FDM Nylon 12CFTM is a carbon-filled thermoplastic with excellent structural characteristics. The material is comprised of a blend of Nylon 12 resin and chopped carbon fiber, at a loading of 35% by weight. This combination produces one of the strongest thermoplastics in the FDM® material portfolio. It has the highest flexural strength of any FDM thermoplastic, resulting in the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio.
Appropriate uses include strong but lightweight tooling applications and functional prototypes in the aerospace, automotive, industrial and recreational manufacturing industries.

Mechanical Properties Test Method XZ AXIS ZX AXIS
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) PSI ASTM D638 63 MPa 29 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) PSI ASTM D638 76 MPa 34 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) PSI ASTM D638 7.6 GPa 2.3 GPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) % ASTM D638 1.9% 1.2%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) PSI ASTM D790 142 MPa 58 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) PSI ASTM D790 10.3 GPa 2.07 GPa
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min) PSI ASTM D790 3% 3%
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ft-lbf/in ASTM D256 85 J/m 21 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ft-lbf/in ASTM D256 310 J/m 85 J/m
Thermal Properties Test Method Value  
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi ASTM D648 143°C  
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) ASTM D7426-08 41 °C  
Melting Temperature - 223°C  
Electrical Properties Test Method Value  
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 51.4*105 - 1.01*106 ohm-cm  
Surface Resistivity ASTM D257 33.3*104 - 6.9*105 Ohm/sq  
Other Test Method Value  
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.15