3D Printing. Carbon Fibre & Graphite.
3D Printing in our Carbon Fibre based material gives you strong, high performance parts.
A recent addition to our 'Strong & Durable' service, our Carbon based 3D printing service gives you the ideal material for producing designs where high strength and low weight are paramount. Parts produced in this material 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 Graphite option.
3D Printing in our Carbon based material is via the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process where the base powder material is melted layer by layer by a laser. Each layer is 100 micron thick to give a good surface finish. We recommend that wall thickness or features in your design should be in excess of 0.8mm to ensure integrity.
See also our Graphite material for a lower priced option where the ultimate strengh of Carbon is not required.
Strength & Durability. Light weight.
Our Carbon 3D printing is part of our 'Strong and Durable' service and ideal for rapid prototyping pre production parts & models where strength, durability are required. 3D Printing in our Carbon based material gives your parts:
Smooth surface finish with fine texture.
'Black' in colour and gives an aesthetically pleasing look and feel.
Individual details and wall thicknesses down to 0.8mm.
High levels of accuracy & dimensional stability.
Strength & Durability with robust material properties and light weight.
Print at 0.1 mm (100 Micron) layers.
Carbon. Material Properties.
Key properties for our Carbon 3D Printed material:
- Carbon Fibre reinforced material built in 0.1mm layers giving good Stiffness v Weight ratio's.
- Temperature Resistance of 170^c.
- Heat Deflection - 173°C @ 1.82 MPa and 179°C @ 0.45 MPa
- Density 1.1 g/cm3
- Tensile Modulus 7100Mpa
- Tensile Strength 76Mpa
- Elongation at Break 4%
- Flexural Modulus (XY) - 9,170 MPa
- Typical accuracy +/- 0.2mm depending on design, geometry and build orientation.
- Build Area - 330 x 280 x 370mm (w x d x h)
- Optional sealing service to give your parts additional Chemical, Air and Water resistance.
Examples of work. Carbon SLS
Light yet strong bracket.
3D Printed Materials
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