Product Description

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

Printing recommendations:

  • 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. Hardened steel nozzles can be found at
  • Duraplat3-d­™ Extruder Nozzles
  • Bed components are recommended as follows:
    • a perforated bed (such as the one on Zortrax machines)
    • a polyethylene high-density (PEHD). When you heat the bed around 100°C, you part will
      stick very well. At the end of the print, when your bed will be cold, your part printed in
      GF30-PP will detach easily.
    • If you print on a glass bed use Wolfbite Ultra for polypropylene from Airwolf, or simply
      apply packaging tape (which are PP adhesive) on the bed.
  • Nozzle temperature: 220 – 280 ̊C
  • Bed temperature: 80-110 ̊C
  • Nozzle diameter: >0.4mm

Case studies:

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

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