Tough and chemical resistant polypropylene blended with glass fibers for high stiffness. This filament provides an awesome option for challenging industrial applications.
This is an advanced challenging professional filament and will require a very capable Printer.
Special printer requirements for this printer:
Features and Benefits:
Materials designed for functional prototyping and industrial applications
Engineered reinforced plastics
Very stiff and strong
Large operational temperature range: -20 ˚C to 120 ˚C
Good chemical and UV resistance
Excellent layer adhesion and reduced warping effect compare to neat materials
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.
Bed components are recommended as follows: o If printing on a glass bed use one of the following:
Using your existing bed, try reinforced strapping packaging tape on the bed (e.g. Scotch Extreme Tape)
For more frequent use, 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.
For large flat surface, a raft is required to reduce warping. 5-8mm raft offset and airgap 0.16 – 0.18 are recommended. • Nozzle temperature: 220 – 280 ̊C • Bed temperature: 80-110 ̊C • Nozzle diameter: >0.4mm
Case studies: • Rossignol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FsfPWo7Ngw • Seair: https://youtu.be/Pg-7HgO7ZfQ
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