1.75 mm G6-Impact HIPS Carbon Fiber Graphene filament, Black

Black Magic 3D

G6-Impact™ HIPS Carbon Fiber Graphene filament is a carbon fiber-graphene composite with excellent vibration dampening and shock absorbing properties while at the same time maintaining bearing capacity and high impact resistance.

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Sample (4 meters) €7,80
10 meters €15,20
15 meters €22,80
Spool 350 g €70,50

G6-Impact™ composite material is developed based on a combination of HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) resin and Carbon Fibers and Graphene Nanoplatelets (20%).
For experienced users.
Please read the whole material description and the datasheets.

This filament can be 3D printed using almost any commercially available desktop FFF 3D printer. However, please keep in mind that this material was designed for performance in highly demanding engineering applications rather than for everyday 3D printing. Thus, 3D printing parameters for this material are slightly different from conventional FFF filaments. To achieve optimal damping performance read the recommendations below. 

Features

  • Exceptional shock mitigation
  • Vibrational damping performance
  • Excellent rigidity
  • Shore 65-70 D
  • High resilience
  • UV stability (suitable for outdoor use)
  • Can be drilled through, cut, screwed or polished
  • Malleable
  • Matte black finish
  • Not electrically conductive
  • Tested with direct-drive extruder

Tech specifications

Nominal diameter 1.75 mm
Warp n.a.
Flexibility low
Break resistance very high
Printing temperature 210-230 °C
Temperature resistance XX °C

Tips&Tricks

G6-Impact™ filament is compatible with direct-drive systems. It was not tested on non direct-drive systems. In order to benefit from the high vibration damping performance of this material print objects using 100% infill. Objects printed with different infill, will lack desired performance.

Recommended extruder temperature: 230 °C (210°-230°C working range)
Recommended platform temperature: 60 °C (20-80°C heated bed - optional)
Recommended print speed: 40 mm/s
Suggested nozzle size: > 0.5 mm
Feed Rate:120%

Main feature: vibrational damping and shock protection
Damping is the energy dissipation property of material that reflects its ability to convert mechanical energy to thermal energy. The amount of energy dissipated is the measure of material damping ability. Vibration damping is highly beneficial in eliminating noise in structural, optical and electronic components. The G6-Impact™ material is also available in pelleted form which can be best utilized for injection molding, extrusion or thermoforming.

Applications
Power tools, automotive, robotics, drone, aerospace industries and military sectors.

Smartphones, cameras, and laptop computers
The G6-Impact™material will deliver benefits in multiple everyday use gadgets like smartphones, cameras, and laptop computers where interconnections can be destroyed or weakened due to vibrations caused by moving internal parts or external stress and shock. Similarly, G6-Impact™ can be used for stabilization of sensitive scientific instruments, optical holders, microscope and laser mounts and pads.

Automotive, military and aviation industries
In automotive, military and aviation industries, G6-Impact™ can reduce vehicle and in-flight vibrations, and can be used as base material for cable and equipment mounts and platforms. Moreover, G6-Impact™ will be useful in industrial setting to reduce vibrations in bearing and structures. Thermoformed tiles can used to reduce noise and vibrations from heavy machinery etc. It can also be employed in tool handles, protective seals and mats, and construction footwear. Sporting gears made out of G6-Impact™ may include golf club and baseball bat handles, where vibrational shock to joints leads to trauma and fatigue.

Workability
Pliable G6-Impact™ impact material is highly machinable and can be drilled through, cut, screwed or polished. It is very malleable and will sustain a great deal of hammering and pressure deformation in a way similar to metals before failure. Also, inserting a layer of G6-Impact™ may protect other adhesive substrates from debonding or delamination due to vibrations by enhancing overall lifetime and integrity of the objects. This unique property perfectly fills the niche where catastrophic/instant failure is not an option. Its damping properties expand through a large temperature range (-40 oC to 90oC) setting apart and making it highly suitable to extreme conditions both indoors and outdoors. Please contact us if any further guidance is needed in that respect. 

Mechanical Properties

Parameter Units ASTM/Method HIPS Resin (matrix) G6-Impact Improvement over HIPS
Storage
Modulus
GPa (psi) D 638 1.3 (191,000) 5.7 (836,000) 337%
Tensile
strength
MPa (psi) D 638 25.9 (3,770) 34 (4,940) 31%
Izod impact strength, (notched) ft-lbs/in (J/m) D 256 0.8 (42.9) 1.61 (85.9) 101%

G6-Impact™ should be stored in a dry environment away from dust and other particles, with a desiccant packet. Nozzles should be cleaned before and after use of G6-Impact™ filament avoid complications during printing. The G6-Impact™ isn’t toxic if used as intended. However, users must work in well ventilated areas, wash their hands before and after use of G6-Impact material and do not ingest or bring it in contact with eyes, food or beverages.

Due to all the different types of hot-end it's extremely difficult to give a temperature advice. Please consider these tips, provided by the manufacturer, as a starting point to find the temperatures that work well in your setup. You may have to adjust the temperature settings slightly based on your type of printer.


Datasheet