If you’re looking for something that prints easily in an enclosed chamber like Nylon, yet withstands temperatures higher than ULTEM 9085, look no further! The new HTN+CF is a performance, high-temp PPA nylon blended with carbon fiber to make anything from Jigs & fixtures to under-the-hood car parts and even vacuum molds!
0:00 - Intro
1:51 - What Industries Use This Material
2:10 - What Temps You Need to Print This
4:04 - Material Specifications
4:50 - Environmental Factors
5:28 - Example Parts
8:23 - Break Tests
11:37 - Burn Tests
14:10 - End
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CarbonX™ CF-HTN is an advanced semi-aromatic polyphthalamide (PPA) reinforced with high-modulus carbon fiber. Widely used for metal replacement applications that must resist high mechanical loads at elevated temperatures, and in aggressive chemical environments, HTN has traditionally been a go-to material for demanding applications in automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, electrical, electronics, and industrial markets.
WHERE YOU’LL SEE THIS MATERIAL IN INDUSTRIES?
Car parts, car parts, and more car parts -- whether you're making intake manifolds or electronics brackets, this stuff is strong and resistant to many chemicals you’ll see in automotive applications.
WHAT KIND OF MACHINE DO YOU NEED TO PRINT THIS FILAMENT?
Extruder: 285-315°C depending on printer
Bed Temp: 110 - 120°C - for adhesive, our Nano Polymer Adhesive works great!
Chamber Temp: 80-120°C. Although not absolutely required, we recommend printing HTN in a printer with a heated chamber.
Drying: yes, you MUST dry this filament. Like almost every thermoplastic, this does need to be dried thoroughly before processing, which is the fancy word for melting.
We do have a full drying kit, including the vacuum chamber, at visionminer.com -- it’s the best way we’ve found to get all that moisture out, so your prints don’t get ugly and weak. We’re here to make it easy, and that’s why we ALSO made METAL spools, so you can dry at higher temps, faster. With Nylon, a vacuum chamber helps a TON, so definitely check those out.
Drying Kits can be found here: visionminer.com/drykit
BASIC MATERIAL SPECS:
Heat Deflection Temp (HDT) of 220°C
Glass Transition (Tg) of 125°C
Melt Temp (Tm) of 265°C
BASIC STRENGTH SPECS:
For Tensile strength, you get around 63MPa, but keep in mind the way your part is designed and the orientation at which it’s printed will have a dramatic effect on strength. You’ll lose a certain percentage in the z-axis, depending how the part is printed.
All data sheets are available on our online store, at visionminer.com/data, so you can find the tensile modulus, elongation, impact strength, and more.
LET’S TALK ABOUT SOME SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Very low moisture absorption gives you improved retention of mechanical properties when exposed to humid environments and it’s got
Outstanding chemical resistance to alcohols, acids, fuels (automotive and jet fuels), oils/lubricants, brake fluid, transmission fluid, antifreeze, and Chlorides
Check out our other videos for the full comparisons!
At Vision Miner, we specialize in Functional 3D printing, especially high-performance plastics like PEEK, ULTEM, PPSU, PPS, CFPA, and more. If you're interested in using functional 3D printing and materials in your business, feel free to reach out, and we can help you make the right choice for your application.
Call 833-774-6863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we're here to help!