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XSTRAND® GF30-PC

Glass fiber reinforced polycarbonate filament

XSTRAND® GF30-PC is designed for functional prototyping and demanding applications such as mechanical engineering, electronics, and automotive. First of its kind, GF30-PC is a reinforced polycarbonate filament with 30% glass fiber content.

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Performance Attributes

Flame Retardant
Electrical Insulating
Low Moisture Absorption

About XSTRAND®

Up to 250% stronger than common filaments, XSTRAND® GF30-PP, GF30-PA6 and XSTRAND® GF30-PC ensure high performance and wear resistance in the most extreme conditions. Developed with superior durability, XSTRAND® products give you the ability to design and print parts on site in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost. Advantages include chemical and UV resistance, thermal stability, superior durability, easy to use, high performance, design flexibility and the ability to test solutions in real world conditions.

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MARKET APPLICATIONS

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Accelerate your product development and testing process. Quickly prototype, customize parts, and produce scalable production support. XSTRAND® GF30-PP works well in water, can withstand extreme conditions and is UV resistant. Perfect for leading automotive manufacturers and small scale customized projects.

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AUTOMOTIVE

Speed up your design cycle with instant production and testing. XSTRAND® filaments allows you to build functional prototypes and custom fixtures for all your needs. With high performance, durable material that is UV and temperature resistance, XSTRAND® filaments will meet your prototyping and production needs.

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Technical Information

Product Availability

GF30-PC
XSTRAND® GF30-PC 1,75mm 500g spool
XSTRAND® GF30-PC 2,85mm 500g spool
XSTRAND® GF30-PC 1,75mm 1000g spool
XSTRAND® GF30-PC 2,85mm 1000g spool

*Customized spool sizes available upon request / Available in gray


WARNING: When melted, XSTRAND® filament can be abrasive due to its glass reinforcement. Printing with XSTRAND® may reduce lifespan of brass nozzles and extruder driving wheels. It is advised to use hardened steel nozzles and extruder driving wheels.



Nozzle Settings

Hardened steel nozzle is highly recommended to print XSTRAND® filaments. When melted, XSTRAND® filament can be abrasive due to its glass reinforcement. Using hardened steel nozzles and extruder driving wheels is advised.



Storage and Drying

XSTRAND® filaments must be stored in a dark and temperate location. It is recommended that the product remain closed in its original packaging until use.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the optimal print temperature?

  • 290 - 330°C

What are the applications for the material?

  • Mechanical parts
  • Automotive prototyping
  • Electronics and many others.

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

  • This is linked to the Heat Temperature Deflection Test. The Heat Deflection Temperature of GF30-PC is 137°C.

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