CF Nylon for printer parts?

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  1. W1EBR.Gene

    W1EBR.Gene Well-Known Member

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    Is Carbon Fiber reinforced nylon a good material for printer parts? I thought that its' stiffness would be a real benefit, but I read somewhere that nylon is a bad material to use for printer parts because it deforms under loads.
     
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    JvdP Well-Known Member

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    CF Nylon composite material is certainly stiff. But it's strength is less than pure nylon. Although carbon fiber in its continuous thread form has very high tensile strength, in the filament it is chopped up in tiny strands. So this actually introduces weakness in the otherwise reasonably strong nylon material...

    If you want stiff and yet strong (tought) then you should go for PETG.
     
  3. W1EBR.Gene

    W1EBR.Gene Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your replay!
     

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