PA6 Low Warp GF30™

Heat-stabilised 30% glass fibre reinforced copolyamide

Spectrum PA6 Low Warp GF30™ is another in our range of composite materials based on technical nylon 6. This time we opted for glass fibre filling, which is finding great success when used as an additive to modify the properties of plastics. The use of this type of filler is typically applied to increase mechanical refinement in terms of tensile and compressive strength.

When were trying to choose the ingredients for the composite, we wanted to bring out the full potential of glass fibres as a performance-enhancing additive, which is why we decided to go for an uncompromised blend with up to 30% glass firbe content. Much like with just about any type of polymer-glass composites, we used a functionalised version of the fibres with a less aggressive geometry, reducing degradation of the printer nozzle.

Spectrum PA6 Low Warp GF30™ is a filament for users who are most concerned with high mechanical performance, high hardness and heat resistance from their models. With the high glass fibre content, this is a filament with very low processing shrinkage. What’s interesting, when it comes to thermal resistance, Spectrum PA6 Low Warp GF30™ filament is not inferior to the HDT – 180°C (0.45MPa) properties of the version with carbon fibre filling, which places it in the top-tier materials dedicated to desktop 3D printers in this respect.

Technical data

Material:
PA6
Available diameter:
1.75 [mm]
Diameter tolerance:
+/- 0.03 [mm]
Density:
1.34 g/cm3
Thermal resistance:
HDT B - 180°C
Surface finish:
semi-matte, rough
Verify your spool:
YES (course of diameter online graph - on the entire length of the spool, mean diameter, ovality, standard deviation individually for each manufactured spool)

How to use

Nozzle temperature:
250-280°C
Bed temperature:
<80°C
Recommended printing speed:
30-70 mm/s
Recommended shell thickness:
0.50 - 3.00 mm
Recommended layer height:
≥ 0.20mm
Cooling:
0-30%
Closed chamber for printing:
recommended for larger prints
Dry box recommended:
yes
Ruby or hardened nozzle recommended:
yes
Adhesive:
not necessary (for increased adhesion or to prevent warping: Magigoo PA)

Material characteristics

  • 30% glass fibres
  • high mechanical properties and abrasion resistance
  • excellent chemical resistance
  • HDT thermal resistance – 180°C (0.45MPa)
  • printable on desktop devices without a heated chamber
  • matt, carbonised print surface
  • perfect bonding of the layers

Applications

  • functional prototype,
  • production tooling
  • working components of tools and machinery – rotors, gears
  • guides, gear racks, guide rollers
  • manufaturing protective rings and plates with increased chemical and corrosion resistance
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A wide range of products

Wide portfolio consisting of over 50 filaments with a versatile range of properties and applications, divided into three segments: desktop easy-to-use, industrial grade and high performance.

High quality

Innovation, extrusion know-how and highest quality filaments are the pillars of Spectrum philosophy. Our team is working continously on the development of new materials and their applications.

European made

All filaments from our portfolio are in-house made. We use modern production lines equipped with non-standard solutions to obtain highest quality final product.

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Our qualified support team helps at every stage from material selection to the 3D printing process.

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