0rCA® | Nylon PA6 + CF10 | 600 g | 1.75
Introducing Fishy Fillaments by Fillamentum "OrCA®" - Masterfully crafted from recycled marine Nylon (PA6) and carbon fiber (10%). It's not just a filament; it's our promise, our commitment to a circular economy. By choosing OrCA® you're not just printing; you're participating in a transformative cycle of sustainability. 🔄
Designed for sectors that demand exceptional strength and stiffness, such as in mobility and high-speed components.
🌟 Key Features
- 100% recycled material
- Chemical resistance (water, car fluids, oils, grasses, acetone)
- Exceptional strength, stiffness, and wear resistance
- UV stabilized for added durability
- Creep resistance (resistance against deformation under long-term load)
- Exceptional temperature resistance up to 180°C
- High tensile strength, even at elevated temperatures
- Maintains high impact resistance at low temperatures (down to -20°C)
- Low thermal expansion
- Safe for use in electrical and electronic equipment
Working temperature: 250–270 °C
Heated bed: 80–110 °C
Available diameters: 1.75 mm
Diameter tolerance: +/- 0.05 mm
Weight: 600 g of filament (+ 230 g spool)
The length of the filament: 230 m (1.75 mm, 600 g)
Approximately 85% of fishing nets
are needlessly discarded, contributing
to higher carbon emissions and the
wasteful disposal of advanced materials.
recycled Nylon (PA6)
impact on the enviromental
of CO2 equivalent emissions per kilo
The Fishy Filaments Story
In 2016, Ian Falconer founded Fishy Filaments to address the environmental impact of discarded nylon monofilament fishing nets. The company recycles these nets into valuable resources using a freshwater and energy-based process. Around 200,000 to 400,000 tonnes of nylon monofilament are used annually, with little recycling. Most nets are either burned, buried, or lost at sea, taking over 6 centuries to degrade. Fishy Filaments aims to prevent this wastage and 'ghost netting' phenomenon by repurposing this durable plastic.
High-performance material that is available in two variants:
What is the best way to dry OrCA?
- Drying is the basis of printing with Fishy Filaments. If you do not have sufficient drying power, you cannot process this material.
All the details can be found here: Drying filament before printing
Sunlu - yes, for 24 hours
Apium F300 - yes
Oven - not recommended
Pizza oven - not recommended
Silica gel - not recommended
AMS Bambu unit - not recommended
Is OrCA abrasive? Do I need a hardend nozzle?
Yes, materials containing carbon fibers require a hardened nozzle. We recommend size 0.6 so that it does not clog. We also recommend a silicone layer on the outside of the nozzle with a silicon layer surface.
Do I need a heated pad?
Yes you do. Heated bed temperature should be between 80–110 °C.
Can I print Fishy Filaments on Bambu?
- Yes, it will work. But rather smaller objects. We do not recommend using the AMS unit for drying, it does not have enough power. All the details can be found here:
- Drying filament before printing
What is PA6?
It is in short Polyamide 6 or so called Nylon 6. The nylon used to produce the Fishy Filaments is recycled Nylon PA6 from destroyed and unnecessary fishing nets.
How do you get the material - fishing nets?
Our friend and supplier Ian from Fishy Filaments personally takes care every day of good relations with the fishermen who bring him damaged and unnecessary nets. They are cleaned and processed. Fillamntum continues to process the material and you can enter the world of circular economy and more ecological 3D printing by using this filament.
How much carbon does this material contain?
100% recycled Nylon PA6 from fishing nets is used for the production of OrCA. It is enriched with 10 percent of recycled carbon fibers.
Help, I don't know what to do!
Everything will be fine. If the previous answers did not help you, do not hesitate to write to us at email@example.com
Since OrCA is so expensive, whatmaterial would you choose for prototyping to save money?
It depends on what kind of prototyping. If it's purely about the shape, then PLA is probably the obvious choice. However, you have to consider another OrCA shrinkage, and it will probably take a few prints to debug the exact size. When it comes specifically to the material properties for the prototype, we will
stick to the line of nylons.
Is OrCA also suitable for Ultimaker printers?
We are very sorry, but at this moment, we have only 1.75 in diameter.