3D Printing. Carbon Fibre

3D Printing in Carbon.

3D Printing in our Carbon Fibre reinforced materials gives you strong, high performance parts.

A recent addition to our 'Strong & Durable' service, our Carbon reinforced 3D printing service gives you ideal materials for producing designs where high strength and low weight are paramount. Parts produced in these materials also offer good detail and the 'Black' colour gives a very nice aesthetic look and feel to your printed designs.  For designs where the ultimate strength of Carbon isn't required we offer a lower priced PA Nylon options.

Our Carbon materials are based on Nylon or ABS base materials which are reinforced with Short Strand Carbon Fibre as used in automotive and aerospace applications and injection moulding.

3D Printing in our Carbon based materials gives you a choice between Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process and the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM).  We recommend that wall thickness or features in your design should be in excess of 0.8mm to ensure integrity.

Strength & Durability. Light weight.

Our Carbon 3D printing is part of our 'Strong and Durable' service and ideal for rapid prototyping,  pre production parts and applications where strength and durability are required.  3D Printing in our Carbon based material gives your parts:

    Smooth surface finish with fine texture (Best SLS)

    'Black' in colour and gives an aesthetically pleasing look and feel.

    Individual details and wall thicknesses down to 0.8mm for SLS, 1mm for FDM

    High levels of accuracy & dimensional stability.

    Strength & Durability with robust material properties and light weight. (Best FDM)

    Print at 0.1 mm layers in SLS and 0.254mm in FDM

Which option for your project ?

Our Carbon SLS option gives your parts better aesthetics and smoother surface finish, plus has a slightly better temperature resistance.

Our FDM Nylon 12-CF option is stronger and has a larger build area while ABS-CF10 has the fastest turnaround.

Carbon. Material Properties.

Key properties for our Carbon 3D Printed materials:

SLS "Carbon"

  • Carbon Fibre reinforced nylon material built in 0.1mm layers giving good Stiffness v Weight ratio's.
  • Heat Deflection: 179°C @ 0.45 MPa
  • Density 1.1 g/cm3
  • Tensile Modulus 7100Mpa
  • Tensile Strength 76Mpa
  • Elongation at Break 4%
  • Typical accuracy +/- 0.3mm depending on design, geometry and build orientation.  +/- 0.1mm available as a cost option. 
  • Build Area - 330 x 280 x 370mm  (w x d x h)
  •                   - 490 x 490 x 740mm (Large format option) 
  • Optional sealing service to give your parts additional Chemical, Air and Water resistance.

FDM "Nylon 12 CF"

  • Carbon Fibre reinforced nylon material built in 0.254mm layers giving good Stiffness v Weight ratio's.
  • Heat Deflection:  143°C @ 264psi  (Melt @ 223 °C)
  • Density 1.1 g/cm3
  • Tensile Modulus (XZ):  7515 MPa
  • Tensile Strength: 76 MPa
  • Elongation at Break( XZ):  1.9%
  • Flexural Modulus (XZ) - 10,620 MPa
  • Resistivity:  Volume 5.4E+03 - 3.9E+04  |   Surface 3.3E+03 - 6.9E+04 kOhms
  • Typical accuracy +/- 0.2mm depending on design, geometry and build orientation.
  • Build Area - 406 x 355 x 406mm  (w x d x h)


  • Carbon Fibre reinforced ABS material built in 0.254mm layers. 50% stiffer and 15% stronger than standard ABS thermoplastic. 
  • Heat Deflection:  99°C @ 264psi  
  • Density 1.09 g/cm3
  • Tensile Modulus (XZ):  3342 MPa
  • Tensile Strength (XZ): 37.7 MPa
  • Elongation at Break( XZ):  2.7%
  • Flexural Modulus (XZ) - 3760 MPa
  • Resistivity (ASTM D257):  Volume 4.6 x 10¹² 
  • Typical accuracy +/- 0.2mm depending on design, geometry and build orientation.
  • Build Area:  355 x 254 x 355mm (w x d x h)

Examples of work. Carbon