aeForce™ PET-CF

aeForce™ PET-CF is specially developed for FDM 3D printing process, and its substrate materi- al is PET engineering plastic with low moisture absorption, high strength, creep resistance, excellent chemical resistance and high heat resistance. With good dimensional stability, no warpage and no shrinkage and no smell, no heating chamber are required during the printing process.

It can be used with aeSupport™ S-Multi Quick-Remove Support Material to solve the problem of poor molding effect of supporting surface of complex model.

Color: Black

Diameter: 1.75mm / 2.85mm

Net weight: 500g / 1kg / 2.5kg

Recommended Nozzle:

DLC Hardened Steel Nozzle 1100-HSD

Hardened Steel Nozzle 1100-HS

Ruby Nozzle A019

Recommended Hotend:Dragon series / Dragonfly series

Material Properties

PropertyTesting MethodTypical Value

Density

ISO 11831.30 g/cm³

Water absorption

ISO 62:Method 1 0.5%

Melting Temperature

ISO 11357251℃

Melt index

270℃, 2.16kg4.7
Determination of temperatureISO 75: Method A112.1 °C (1.80MPa)
ISO 75: Method B148.8°C (0.45MPa)

Tensile strength(X-Y)

ISO 52787.41 ± 3.57 MPa
Young’s modulus(X-Y)6025.53 ± 355.46 MPa
Elongation at break (X-Y)1.99 ± 0.18 %
Bending strength (X-Y)ISO 178122.69 ± 5.19 MPa
Bending modulus (X-Y)5313.21 ± 197.89 MPa
Charpy impact strength (X-Y)ISO 1795.57 ± 0.58KJ/㎡
Tensile strength (Z)ISO 52733.61 ± 1.74 MPa
Young’s modulus (Z) 3194.73 ± 74.46 MPa
Elongation at break (Z)1.25 ± 0.09 %

Recommended printing conditions

Nozzle Temperature 280-320℃
Recommended Nozzle Diameter 0.4-1.0mm
Recommended build surface treatment PEI or Coating with PVP glue
Build plate temperature 60-80℃
Raft separation distance 0.08-0.12 mm
Cooling fan speed Off
Print speed 30-90 mm/s
Retraction distance 1-3 mm
Retraction speed 1800-3600 mm/min
Recommended support material aeSupport™ S-Multi Quick-Remove Support

Other sugggestions:

Although the moisture absorption of PET material is very low, it is very sensitive to moisture. Printing after absorbing moisture will result in ozzing, extruding with bubbles and rough surface appearance, thus reducing print quality. It is recommended that put the filament into a dry box (humidity below 15%) immediately after opening the aeForce™ PET-CF vacuum foil bag for printing. Please put the unused filament back into the original aluminum foil bag for sealed storage.

After the material is damp, there will be more printing ozzing, bubbles extruded and rough printing surface. Please dry the filament in an oven at 100-120°C for 4-6h to restore the printing quality of aeForce™ PET-CF.

Phaetus hardened steel and above grade nozzles shall be selected, which can effectively improve the print quality. Besides, it is recommended that the thickness of the heating block should no less than 12mm.

After the printing, the printed part can be annealed to further improve the strength of aeForce™ PET-CF print part. Annealing conditions: place the printed part at 80-100°C for 4-8hours and cool to room temperature naturally.

Extrusion Force vs Print Speed Test

Test parameters: 12mm length brass heat block, BMG extruder, Phaetus Hardened Steel Nozzle, Nozzle size 0.4mm, Layer Height 0.2mm.

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