This week FormFutura has introduced a new addition to their line of 3D printing filaments with the launch of the robust CarbonFil material.
As the name suggests the CarbonFil 3D printing filament has been engineered to provide a much stronger material that is capable of creating tools, gears, cogs, hinges and more.
CarbonFil is a light-weight and incredibly stiff carbon fibre reinforced filament that is constructed from a unique blend of FormFutura HDglass compound, reinforced with 20 percent carbon fibres. Arnold Medenblik of FormFutura explains :
CarbonFil is, for instance, twice as stiff as our HDglass compound and yet we still managed to increase its impact strength at more than ten percent. – This is very remarkable as usually an upturn in a material’s stiffness will have a downturn on its impact strength.
We also managed to increase CarbonFil’s heat deflection temperature by 21 percent to 85 degrees Celsius, and established very impressive dimensional stability properties.
For more information on the new CarbonFil 3D printing filament jump over to the Form Futura website for details and full specifications.