FDM - Carbon Fiber PLA

Carbon Fiber PLA

Versatility, Strength, Rigidity, Lightweight, Durable

Carbon Fiber PLA is a composite material that combines the strength and rigidity of carbon fiber with the ease of use and versatility of PLA filament. It is a popular choice in 3D printing due to its unique properties and wide range of applications.

Carbon Fiber PLA is known for its high strength-to-weight ratio, making it suitable for producing lightweight yet durable parts. It offers excellent stiffness, which enhances the structural integrity and dimensional stability of printed objects. This material is commonly used for functional prototypes, industrial parts, mechanical components, drones, sporting goods, and various hobbyist projects.


  • Functional Prototypes:

    Carbon Fiber PLA is commonly used in 3D printing functional prototypes due to its high strength and stiffness. It allows engineers and designers to create parts that can withstand rigorous testing and evaluation.

  • Industrial Parts:

    The exceptional strength-to-weight ratio of Carbon Fiber PLA makes it suitable for producing lightweight and durable industrial parts. It can be used in applications where weight reduction, strength, and stiffness are critical, such as in robotics, automotive components, and aerospace parts.

  • Mechanical Components:

    Carbon Fiber PLA is ideal for producing mechanical components that require high strength and stiffness, such as gears, brackets, and mounts. It provides enhanced structural integrity and dimensional stability compared to regular PLA.

  • Drones and UAVs:

    The lightweight nature of Carbon Fiber PLA makes it well-suited for building parts for drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). It allows for improved flight performance, increased payload capacity, and enhanced durability.

  • Sporting Goods:

    Carbon Fiber PLA can be used to manufacture sporting goods such as bike frames, racket handles, and protective gear. Its high strength and stiffness properties contribute to improved performance and durability in these applications.

  • Hobbyist Projects:

    Carbon Fiber PLA is popular among hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts for various projects, including model-making, cosplay props, and custom accessories. It provides a unique aesthetic appeal with its carbon fiber texture.

Technical Information

Property Value
Flexural Strength 57 MPa
Melting Temperature 190°C - 230°C
Tensile Strength 45.5 MPa
Elongation at Break (73°F) 320%
Standard Tolerance ± 0.05 mm
Layer Thickness 3 mm
Shore Hardness 45D
Density 1.3 g/cm3 (1300 kg/m3)
Heat Deflection 21% to 85°C
Shrinkage Very Low, When Cooling to Elevated Ambient Temperature

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