This material is featured in the Ultimaker Materials Marketplace for easy, one-click profile download!
Within the Ultimaker Cura application, click the Marketplace icon in the upper right corner, then go to the Materials section and select 3D Universe.
We're very pleased to introduce 3D Universe Nylon Carbon Fiber filament! This nylon material is reinforced with chopped carbon fibers, providing the strength of nylon combined with the stiffness of carbon fiber. This helps to significantly reduce the warping tendency of traditional nylon, making it easier to print. This material has a fantastic matte finish with a bit of a sparkle, resulting from the carbon fiber.
Suggested Print Settings
Nozzle temperature: 250-265C
Heated bed temperature: 60-65C
Print bed adhesion: Glue-stick or thin coating of PVA glue
Important Note - Use a Hardened Nozzle: Nylon Carbon Fiber is an abrasive material, so it is highly recommended that you use a hardened nozzle, as the material can cause standard brass nozzles to wear. If you have an Ultimaker 2+ or Ultimaker 2 Extended+ printer, please check out our 3D Solex Everlast Nozzles. If you have an Ultimaker 3, Ultimaker 3 Extended, Ultimaker S3, or Ultimaker S5, you should use an Ultimaker CC Red Print Core. As an alternative, you can also use a 3D Solex HardCore Everlast Kit or a 3D Solex HardCore upgrade kit along with a 3D Solex HardCore Everlast Nozzle.
High Standards of Quality
Having close to 30 years of experience manufacturing a very diverse array of plastics, our manufacturer has the process knowledge required to produce high-end filaments. Our nylon has a diameter tolerance of +/- 0.08 mm, which ensures a consistent flow rate. The filament is tightly wound to guard against tangling and each spool is shipped in air-tight packaging to shield against the elements.
Made in the U.S.A. with Artist-friendly Prices
Because our filament is manufactured in the United States, our actual costs are significantly lower. The quality level is exceptionally close to that of European-imported filaments, but far more cost-effective.
Works With 3D Printers That Accept 2.85 mm or 3.0 mm
3D Universe Nylon Carbon Fiber is designed for printers that work with standard 2.85 mm and up to 3.00 mm size filaments. This includes, but is not limited to:
We have personally tested this filament with our Ultimaker 2+'s and Ultimaker 3's and are absolutely pleased with the results.
Choosing Between 2.85 mm and 3.0 mm
There is some confusion surrounding 2.85 mm vs 3.0 mm filament. The truth is, most filament labeled as 3.0 mm is actually closer to 2.85 mm in diameter - with very rare exceptions. 3D Universe filament is truly 2.85 mm in diameter, with a tolerance of +/- .08 mm. Therefore, it works exceptionally well in Ultimaker printers, as well as printers that require 3 mm filament, such as the LulzBot TAZ or Mini. Simply configure your slicing software for a filament diameter of 2.85 mm and you can expect optimal results.
Nothing will impact your 3D printing results like the kind of filament you use. Good filament is highly consistent in diameter, is wound evenly onto the spool with just the right amount of tension, and will not tangle when being unwound. 3D Universe offers a wide range of high-quality filaments to choose from. We provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all filament we sell. If you have any problems, just send back the unused portion of the spool for a full refund. Check out our filament collection...
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