Nylon AF80 Aramid
Discover all Nylons:
- Nylon AF80 Aramid
- Nylon CF15 Carbon
- Nylon FX256 „Traffic Black“
- Nylon FX256 „Vertigo Grey“
- Nylon FX256 „Metallic Grey“
- Nylon FX256 „Sky Blue“
- Nylon FX256 „Signal Red“
- Nylon FX256 „Natural“
This filament is made of polyamide 12 reinforced with 8 % of aramid fibers. Its benefits are tribological properties, great chemical resistance, high stability under a wide range of temperatures, and great processing.
All of these make it suitable for the fabrication of products like an unwinding wheel, bearings, or cogwheels. It's a durable material that resists a wide range of chemicals, including car fluids.
- Good interlayer adhesion
Mechanical properties retained in range -40 °C up to +140 °C
- Tribological properties
- Smooth surface
- Good hardness
- Wear resistance
- Creep resistance (resistance against deformation under long-term load)
- Stiffness & strength
- Heat resistance even under high loads
- Low thermal expansion
- Chemical resistance against a wide range of substances
- Low density
- Safe to use in electrical and electronic equipment
- Low fumes released, BPA-free, styrene-free
|Working temperature:||235–260 °C|
|Heated bed:||80–110 °C|
|Diameter:||1.75 mm and 2.85 mm|
|Diameter tolerance:||+/- 0.10 mm|
600 g of filament (+ 230 g spool)
|The length of the filament:||
243 m (1.75 mm, 600 g)
94 m (2.85 mm, 600 g)
|RAL | Pantone | HEX:||
N/A | N/A | N/A
- Abrasive – Wear-resistant nozzles are recommended!
- 3D Printing Guide
- For good adhesion use LockPAd, eventually on other bed types Magigoo PA or PVA glue
- Keep in non-translucent resealable sachet, bag, or box to minimize the effect of UV light
- Moisture sensitive – keep in a protective resealable sachet
- Drying filaments before processing
- Spools Dimension
- Data Sheets
Comparison of our Nylon family:
|Nylon AF80 Aramid||Nylon CF15 Carbon||Nylon FX256|
|Tensile strength||50.4 MPa||54.5 MPa||45 MPa|
|Elongation at break||5.8 %||103 %||50 %|
|Impact resistance||53.2 kJ/m² (unnotched) ★||86.2 kJ/m² (unnotched) ★||7 kJ/m² (notched) ★★★|
|Ease of printing||★★★||★★||★|
|Heat resistance||from -40 °C up to 140 °C||from -40 °C up to 140 °C||from -40 °C up to 140 °C|
|Heat resistance at high load||★★★★||★★★||★|
The input material was carefully selected to achieve the best processability and final properties. Fillamentum’s products are always produced from the precisely specified type of material, with the highest stability across all the batches. The customers can rely on the best quality at any time they use our filament.
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Other than drying, AF80 is surprisingly easy to print with a 0.8mm nozzle, on a Bambulabs X1C, engineering plate, with Magigoo PA.
Like FX256, AF80 parts are tough, even below freezing, or wet. AF80 doesn't seem as stiff as PC, or even some CF & GF filaments but it's stiffer than FX256. The upside to not being quite as stiff is that AF80 is less brittle than some PA-CF filaments I've tried. This also warps noticeably less than NylonFX256 and shouldn't creep over time (haven't confirmed this).
My only complaint is that there's no grey/black option. AF80 might look really interesting mixed with the natural aramid color. The existing yellow/beige looks like an old ABS computer case from the 1990s - but this is a very minor complaint for an engineering filament.