Materials

Hyde Engineering use composite base filaments to print engineering grade materials via the conventional fused filament fabrication printing method. These can be used alone or when printed with continuous fibres produce metal-strength components. Further details on these materials can be found below.

 

Our composite base filaments include Onyx™ Onyx ESD™ Onyx FR™ and Nylon.

 

Our continuous fibres include Carbon Fibre, Carbon Fibre FR, Fibreglass, HSHT Fibreglass and Aramid Fibre (Kevlar®).

Onyx™

Onyx™  is a micro carbon fibre filled nylon that yields accurate parts with near flawless surface finish. Few materials have the versatility of Onyx; it offers high strength, toughness, and chemical resistance when printed alone, and can be reinforced with Continuous Fibres to yield aluminium-strength parts.

Onyx ESD™

Stronger, stiffer, and ESD-resistant Onyx variant for industrial applications

Onyx ESD is a static-dissipative chopped carbon fibre nylon material, precision-engineered for a tight range of surface resistance. Onyx ESD meets ESD-safe requirements of the most stringent manufacturers, while offering the same industry-leading print quality of Onyx. Onyx ESD is stronger and stiffer than Onyx, with the same near perfect surface finish, making it suitable for advanced manufacturing applications from electronics assembly to industrial robotics and process automation.

Onyx FR™

Certified UL 94 V-0 rated flame-retardant micro carbon fibre filled nylon.

 

Onyx FR is a flame-retardant variant of Onyx designed for use in applications where parts must be non-flammable. The material earned a UL Blue Card, and is considered V-0 (self extinguishing) at thicknesses greater than or equal to 3mm. It can be reinforced with any Continuous Fibre.

Nylon

Smooth engineering thermoplastic that can be easily painted or dyed

 

Nylon is an unfilled thermoplastic. It’s a non-abrasive material that is great for ergonomic surfaces and workholding for pieces that are easily marred. It can be painted or dyed.

Carbon Fibre

The backbone of aluminium-strength composite parts.

 

Carbon Fibre is a unique, ultra-high-strength Continuous Fibre — when laid into a Composite Base material like Onyx, it can yield parts as strong as 6061-T6 Aluminium. It’s extremely stiff and strong, and can be automatically laid down in a wide variety of geometries. 

Fibreglass

Entry-level Continuous Fibre for industrial applications.

 

Fiberglass is an entry-level Continuous Fibre —a material capable of yielding parts 10x stronger than ABS when laid into a Composite Base material like Onyx. 

HSHT Fibreglass

Thermally resistant Continuous Fibre for strong parts in high-temperature environments.

 

High Strength High Temperature (HSHT) Fiberglass is defined by two characteristics: high strength (nearly equal to 6061-T6 Aluminium) and strength in high temperatures. Though not as stiff as Continuous Carbon Fibre, Onyx parts reinforced with HSHT are strong at both low and high temperatures. As a result, HSHT reinforcement is best used for parts in high-temperature environments like moulds, autoclaves, and others.

Aramid Fibre (Kevlar®)

Tough, highly compliant Continuous Fibre for high-impact applications made with Dupont™ Kevlar® Fibre.

 

Aramid Fibre is a Kevlar® based, specialized Continuous Fibre known for its energy absorption and extreme toughness. When laid into Onyx or another Composite Base material, it yields impact-resistant parts that are nearly immune to catastrophic failure (fracture). It’s perfect for use in parts that are in demanding environments or are subject to repetitive loading.

 

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