3D printing specialists that are looking for a stronger material to create their designs with may be interested in a new range of fibre reinforced nylon 3D printing materials that have been unveiled by 3D hubs this week.
The new 3D printing materials take the form of Carbon-Reinforced Nylon, Kevlar-Reinforced Nylon and Fiberglass-Reinforced Nylon. 3D Hubs explains more in today’s press release announcing the launch of the new range of 3D printing materials.
Adding fibres during the 3D printing process is complex and needs an expert operator running the machine. – Through our network of nearby 3D printing service providers we’re able to deliver this expertise for each project, making this technology accessible for all professionals.
Fiber-Reinforced Nylon materials are designed to print parts with the strength of metal. Thanks to Markforged’s continuous fiber fabrication process, you can now 3D print parts with a higher strength-to-weight ratio than 6061-T6 Aluminum, up to 27x stiffer and 24x stronger than ABS. Available materials include Carbon, Kevlar and Fiberglass reinforced nylon, allowing you to optimize your print for strength, stiffness, weight and temperature resistance.
– Carbon-reinforced nylon – offers higher strength-to-weight than 6061 aluminum, and is up to 27 times stiffer and 24 times stronger than ABS.
– Kevlar-reinforced nylon – has the best abrasion resistance and is the most flexible fiber-reinforced nylon material. This material is recommended when you need parts that are durable and resistant to impact.
– Fiberglass-reinforced nylon – cost effective, and as strong as carbon fiber, this material is 60% less stiff, and two times heavier. 3D hubs recommends it for everyday applications where you need strong parts
For more information and full printing specifications for the new reinforced nylon materials jump over to the official 3D Hubs website for details following the link below.