CarbonX™ TPI+CF Thermoplastic Polyimide


CarbonX™ TPI+CF Thermoplastic Polyimide

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CarbonX™ TPI+CF is meticulously crafted from Sabic’s EXTEM™ Thermoplastic Polyimide (TPI) combined with 10% aerospace-grade Toray T-800 carbon fiber. This ultra-polymer exhibits exceptional mechanical strength, remarkable thermal stability, and outstanding resistance to various chemicals. It serves as a cost-effective alternative to pricier materials like PEEK and PEKK.

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CarbonX™ TPI+CF is a cutting-edge material crafted from Sabic’s Extem™ Thermoplastic Polyimide (TPI) resin, fortified with 10% Toray T-800 chopped carbon fiber. This unique resin has been meticulously engineered for the realm of FFF/FDM additive manufacturing. CarbonX™ TPI+CF stands out for its exceptional thermal attributes, boasting a high glass transition temperature (Tg) of 247°C and a Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of 240°C. This material is characterized by outstanding mechanical strength, remarkable thermal resistance, and excellent resistance to various chemicals. It finds its application in the most demanding sectors, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, and industrial markets.

But what exactly is TPI? To put it in perspective, think of our CarbonX™ TPI+CF as a high-heat variant of the renowned Ultem™ 1010 PEI (Polyether Imide). Both TPI and PEI are classified as amorphous thermoplastic polyimides and exhibit superb resistance to high temperatures. However, CarbonX™ TPI+CF takes a leap forward by offering significantly improved thermal and mechanical properties—sometimes surpassing Ultem™ 1010 by up to 50%! When peak performance is essential, CarbonX™ TPI+CF should be at the forefront of your considerations.

For optimal results in printing ThermaX™ TPI and other advanced polymers, our Gearbox™ HT2 printer is the ultimate choice. Discover industrial-grade 3D printing capabilities with the new Gearbox™ HT2 High-Temp 3D Printer.

Print Recommendations

Extruder Temp

Bed Temp

Heated Chamber

Nozzle Specs
0.4mm diameter minimum
Hardened Steel Nozzle

Bed Adhesion
Nano Polymer Adhesive

Layer Height
No special concerns

Drying Specs
150°C for 4+ hours

Benefits of CarbonX™ TPI+CF:

  • Made using 10% Toray T-800 Aerospace-grade Carbon Fiber
  • Exceptional thermal properties: Tg = 247°C, HDT 240°C
  • Up to 50% stronger than Ultem™ 1010 at temps above 170°C [170-240°C]
  • Superior chemical resistance [auto & aircraft fluids, aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, acids, chlorinated solvents]
  • Inherently flame retardant without the use of halogenated additives
  • Amorphous polymer with excellent dimensional stability over a wide range of temperatures
  • Lower cost than other ultra-polymers such as PEEK and PEKK

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