Arnite® ID 3040 for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) applications combines high heat resistance, dimensional stability and outstanding strength with excellent processing characteristics. It’s one of the very few pure PET filaments on the market today, and can be used to create everything from white goods connectors to automotive sensors.
Arnite® ID 3040 also gives you good fusion & interlayer strength with great surface qualities. Parts can be coated or painted easily, and can withstand weathering and moisture well. Best of all, Arnite® ID 3040 doesn’t just boost your manufacturing performance. It’s also kind to the planet, thanks to its easy recyclability.
Transportation - lighting frames, brake booster body valves, wipers
Electronics - white good connectors, fog lamp housings
General printing guidelines *
|Nozzle size: ≥ 0.25mm||Layer height: > 0.1mm *||Flow rate: ± 100%|
|Print temp: ± 275 - 300° C *||Print speed: Medium / High *||Retraction: Depends *|
|Heat bed: ± 60 - 120° C *||Fan speed: 0%||Printing surface: PEI / PET sheet + DimaFix|
|Enclosed printer needed: Preferred||Heated Build Chamber: Preferred||Experience level: Intermediate|
*) Above displayed settings are meant as guidance to find your optimal print settings. These ranges in settings should work for most printers, but please do feel free to experiment outside these ranges if you think it is suitable for your printer. There are a lot of different type of printers, hot-ends and printer offsets that it is extremely difficult to give an overall one-size-fits-all setting.
*) First layer : 100 - 150% of first layer thickness.
*) Arnite® ID 3040 can be used with a range of nozzle temperature (265–285 °C / 509–545°F). Preferred temperature to print your object is 270°C / 518°F. To generate a homogeneous melt, the melt temperature should always be above 265°C / 509°F. Optimal mechanical properties will be achieved at melt temperature between (270–280 °C / 518–536°F).
*) Print speed: 50 -100 mm/s (obeying the maximal throughput in cm3/s of the extruder). Print speed for "normal" nozzle size (0.4mm) and layer height (0.2mm), for other values print speed should be adjusted accordingly!
*) Do only remove printed object from print bed when print bed has cooled down to ambient temperatures, as otherwise printed part can deform severely.
*) Retraction dependent on printer type and filament diameter
|ρ: 1.34 g/cc||50 gr coil||0.5 Kg spool|
|Ø 1.75mm||± 15.5m||± 155m|
|Ø 2.85mm||± 5.8m||± 58m|
Hygroscopy, storage and conditioning
Arnite® ID grades are supplied in airtight, moisture-proof packaging at a moisture level <0.05 w%.
In case the filament has become wet, it should be dried. Using a hot air oven at 80°C for at least 4h is recommended. When storing the filament after printing, it is advised to seal the bag and add silica gel to the bag to keep the filament as dry as possible. In order to prevent moisture pick up and contamination, supplied packaging should be kept closed and undamaged. For the same reason, partially used bags should be sealed before re-storage. Allow the material that has been stored elsewhere to adapt to the temperature in the processing room while keeping the bag closed. To prevent moisture condensing on filaments, bring cold filaments up to ambient temperature in the print shop while keeping the packaging closed.