PETG CCF (Continuous Carbon Fiber) is a 3D printing material that combines the strength and lightweight properties of PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) with the reinforcement of continuous carbon fiber. It is printed using a co-extrusion technology, resulting in a strong and lightweight print suitable for high-demanding applications. In many cases, it can even replace metals.
- Strength and Lightweight: PETG CCF provides a balance of strength and lightweight characteristics, making it suitable for applications where durability and weight reduction are important. It offers a high strength-to-weight ratio, allowing it to potentially replace metals in various scenarios.
- Co-Extrusion Technology: The printing process involves a co-extrusion approach. Clear PETG is used to print the surface perimeter of the part, giving it a smooth and translucent texture. Inside the part, PETG reinforced with continuous carbon fiber is printed as another layer of perimeter and infill, enhancing the overall strength and structural integrity.
- Customizable Perimeter Layers and Infill: The number of perimeter layers, infill pattern, and density can be customized according to the specific requirements of the end part. A standard print typically consists of four plastic perimeter layers followed by two composite perimeter layers. The infill percentage and Isogrid pattern can be tailored to meet specific needs. You can specify your customization requirements in the production notes, and the provider will accommodate them accordingly.
PETG CCF offers a strong and lightweight solution for a range of applications. With customizable features, it can be optimized based on the specific requirements of the printed part. The combination of PETG and continuous carbon fiber reinforcement provides enhanced mechanical properties, making it a suitable alternative to metals in many cases. The smooth translucent texture of the clear PETG surface perimeter adds an aesthetic appeal to the printed part.