FormaX, a material from the engineering materials line by X-Line, is an ABS-based thermoplastic with the addition of carbon fiber. FormaX withstands heavy tensile, compressive and flexural loads. The material features extremely low shrinkage, and the parts printed with it withstand high temperatures. It is compatible with a support from HIPS. The mass content of carbon fiber in the compound is up to 15%. It withstands heat up to 105 °C.
UltraX, a material from the X-Line engineering materials line, is a thermoplastic that features one of the highest strength (in the FFF materials line). This material is based on Polyamide 6 filled with short carbon fiber. UltraX features very low shrinkage and is compatible with a water soluble PVA support. These properties allow a user to print parts of any complexity without a heat chamber. The mass content of carbon fiber in the compound is up to 30%. It withstands heat up to 220 °C.
To print with FormaX or UltraX without any problems, make sure heating unit 400 with a steel nozzle is installed.
UtraX must be dried properly before printing, as UltraX is highly hygroscopic. If the filament has absorbed moisture, this may degrade the quality of the printed model or lead to a clogging in the feed tube. The material is to be dried first at 100-110 ° C for 3-6 hours. To keep the filament dry, it is recommended to store it at a constant temperature of 80°C. When stored in sealed packeges silica gel at room temperatures, it can be used for three days (then it requires drying).
When printing UltraX apply some PVA-based glue stick to the glass as an adhesion agent.