Feb 5, 2015

colorFabb XT-CF20 carbon fiber 3d printing filament

Dutch colorFabb just released their new carbon fiber 3d printing filament that gives new properties and deep matte black finish.

The print quality looks great but there are no independent tests or reviews

Here are the main features of XT-CF20 and technical specifications:
  • ColorFabb XT CF20 is a copolyester based carbon fiber composite material that is based on the unique Amphora 3D polymer from Eastman Chemical and is loaded with no less than 20% specially sourced carbon fibers suitable for 3D Printing.
  • Extreme High Flex Modulus (6.2 GPa) / twice as stiff as PLA
  • Moderate strain at break (8-10%), so no extreme brittle filament, butt toughness
  • High Glass Temp. (Tg = 80C)
  • Very high Melt strength
  • Very high Melt Viscosity
  • Good dimensional accuracy and stability
  • Low odor / Styrene Free solution
  • Easy processing on many platforms
  • High attractive matt black surface
  • Diameter Tolerance: ± 0.05 mm
  • Density: 1.370 g/cm3
  • Glass Transition Temperature: 75C
  • Price: 49,95 euro
One thing to keep in mind that this type of filament is abrasive and will wear out your brass nozzle much sooner then common thermopolymers, PLA, ABS and others. 

Here is a video presentation of XT-CF20:

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