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XSTRAND GF30-PP Glass Fiber Polypropylene 3D Printer Filament Canada

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XSTRAND™ Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene GF30-PP - 2.85mm
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SKU: 20C1 XNDGF30PP2GF
$104.95

Owens Corning XSTRAND 3D Printer Filament Canada

XSTRAND GF30-PP Glass Fiber Polypropylene 3D Printer Filament Canada

Developed by Owens Corning, a world leader in composite solutions, XSTRAND™ GF30-PP (GLASS FIBER REINFORCED POLYPROPYLENE) filament for 3D printing is a reinforced material designed to be compatible with any standard Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printer.


BENEFITS & PERFORMANCES:

  • Materials designed for functional prototyping and industrial applications
  • Engineered reinforced plastics
  • Very high stiffness and strength (up to +250% compare to ABS)
  • Large operational temperature range (-20°C to 120°C)
  • Good chemical and UV resistance
  • Very low moisture absorption
  • Excellent layer adhesion
  • Reduced warping effect compared to neat PP

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS:

XSTRAND™ GF30-PP is designed for functional prototyping and demanding applications such as industrial tooling, transportation, electronics, small appliances, sports & leisure...

How much temperature can the printed part handle? Wet or dry?

This is linked to the Heat Temperature Deflection Test. We choose the highest ISO standard value at 1.8MPa and both materials standard specimen is handling 120°C in temperature. For this standard test, material are conditioned 48h at 23°C and 50% moisture air before the test. However, this is a general value that is totally dependent to the part geometry.

CASE STUDIES:

XSTRAND GF30-PP Glass Fiber Polypropylene 3D Printer Filament Canada

XSTRAND GF30-PP Glass Fiber Polypropylene 3D Printer Filament Canada

XSTRAND GF30-PP Glass Fiber Polypropylene 3D Printer Filament Canada

XSTRAND GF30-PP Glass Fiber Polypropylene 3D Printer Filament Canada

XSTRAND GF30-PP Glass Fiber Polypropylene 3D Printer Filament Canada

XSTRAND GF30-PP Glass Fiber Polypropylene 3D Printer Filament Canada

XSTRAND GF30-PP Glass Fiber Polypropylene 3D Printer Filament Canada

About Owens Corning:

  • A world leader in glass fiber composite
  • More than 500 researchers in five R&D centers
  • $5.7 billion sales (2016)
  • 17,000 employees in 33 countries
  • 3D Printing labs in Ohio, USA and France  

WARNING:

When melted, XSTRAND™ filament can be abrasive due to its glass reinforcement. Printing with XSTRAND™ may reduce brass nozzles and extruder driving wheels’ lifetime. For a better experience, using hardened steel nozzles and extruder driving wheels is advised.

How quickly does it degrade your hardened nozzle – e.g. how many grams printed before replacement?

On the ultimaker we have 2,432 hours of successful prints using a hardened tool steel nozzle.

Ensure sufficient ventilation in your 3D printing space and avoid inhaling extrusion fumes.

STORAGE:

XSTRAND™ filaments must be stored in a dry and temperate location. The product should remain in its original packaging, preferably closed, until beginning of use.

GF30-PP product is not very sensitive to moisture and does not require to be enclosed in a dry environment during printing. 

 3d filament net weight NET WEIGHT: 0.5 KG (1.1 LB)

3d printing temperature guideline Printing
Temperature:

Notes:

220°C - 280°C

Printing Recommendations:

  • XSTRAND™ filaments are designed to be compatible with most of open fused filament fabrication 3D printers available on the market.
  • Hardened steel nozzle is highly recommended to print XSTRAND™. When melted, XSTRAND™ filament can be abrasive due to its glass reinforcement. Using hardened steel nozzles and extruder driving wheels is advised.
  • Nozzle diameter: >0.4mm
  • Nozzle temperature: 220 – 280 ̊C
  • Bed temperature: 80-110 ̊C
  • Better bed adhesion is achieved using the following components:
    - If printing on a glass bed use reinforced strapping packaging tape on the bed (e.g. Scotch Extreme Tape or PP packing tape), with bed temperature around 30-50˚C or Use Wolfbite Ultra for polypropylene from Airwolf.
    - A high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plate as printing surface, instead of glass plate for example, is highly recommended. Bed temperature at 30-50˚C. It’s better if the HDPE bed is thicker (thickness of 1/4’’ to 3/8’’). First layer width of 130% and height of 75% are recommended too.
    - Or use a perforated bed (such as the one on Zortrax machines). For Zortrax machines, use default ABS setting.
    - For large flat surface, a raft is required to reduce warping. 5-8mm raft offset and airgap 0.16 – 0.18 are recommended.

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