ABS-CF10 provides excellent rigidity for alignment tools like this welder. Photo credit: Business Wire
Stratasys Ltd. (Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA, and Rehovot, Israel) is introducing a new carbon fiber ABS-based material, FDM ABS-CF10, for its F123 series of 3D printers, the first composite material for the platform. Developed for applications such as manufacturing tools, jigs and fixtures, the material is designed to make carbon fiber more accessible to the engineering and manufacturing industries with high-performance F170, F270 and F370 3D printers.
The material properties of FDM ABS-CF10 consist of 10% chopped carbon fiber and offer an alternative that is 15% stronger and 50% stiffer than standard ABS without the weight of metal. The carbon fiber material can also be printed with a high degree of accuracy. In addition, the water-soluble material QSR Support enables complicated and complex 3D printing without time-consuming manual removal of the carrier.
With its FDM ABS-CF10 material, Stratasys is particularly focused on applications in the aerospace, automotive, industrial and leisure industries. Part applications include end effectors for industrial robots, ergonomic aids such as lifting aids and hand tools, and alignment devices on assembly lines.
The FDM ABS-CF10 material is expected to be available in April 2021. Orders are now being accepted. Learn more about carbon fiber material for the F123 series online.