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Recommended carbon fiber filaments with UM S3?


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Posted · Recommended carbon fiber filaments with UM S3?

Hi Folks,

 

I’m close to buying an Ultimaker S3 with a CC print core and looking for recommendations for a carbon fiber filament.  I’ve really not been able to find much online about printing CF with the S3. Has anyone had success printing CF with the S3? If so, any filament recommendations?  

 

I’m upgrading from an Ender 3, and I can tell you I only had nightmares with CF on that machine. The whole thing has been a great learning experience, but I’m ready to actually have repeatable parts from a reliable machine.

 

thanks!

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    Posted (edited) · Recommended carbon fiber filaments with UM S3?

    I would recommend looking at the Ultimaker Marketplace (https://marketplace.ultimaker.com/app/cura/materials?fillings=carbon_fiber&machine_variant=Ultimaker S3&page=1), since those are materials that have purpose built profiles and have been verified to work.

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    Posted · Recommended carbon fiber filaments with UM S3?

    Pointer much appreciated, great asset for the Ultimaker community. If anyone has experience with these and would be willing to share, that would also be welcome. Looking to make things like brackets and other fabricated pieces that require some strength.

     

    thanks again!

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    Posted · Recommended carbon fiber filaments with UM S3?

    If it's only strength / stiffness you're looking for a PLA and/or PET(G) carbon-fiber is a good and easy CF material (don't need to dry all the time, as is the case for Nylon). GreenTEC PRO from Extrudr is very stiff, prints nice and is affordable (PLA with CF), and the different PET CFs print really well too. If you're comfortable printing Nylon, there are also very nice options on the marketplace too at a slightly higher cost. Be prepared to store materials properly with e.g. PrintDry or a PolyBox) and using Magigoo PA to prevent warping with Nylons.

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    Posted · Recommended carbon fiber filaments with UM S3?

    I use the BASF Ultrafuse PET CF15 and have been fairly happy with the results. Be sure to get the 0.6 CC print core. I first bought the CC 0.4 only to find out it wasn't compatible.

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