How to print with BCN3D PP GF30

Ideal composite material for chemically resistant, lightweight and dimensionally stable parts






Note: To use PP GF30 filament you will have to install the hotend X. Printing PAHT CF15 and PP GF30 with a standard nozzle will seriously damage the hotend.

Discober the hotend X design: Hotend X



PP GF30 (Polypropylene 30% glass fibre) is a composite filament, filled with glass fibre for chemically resistant, lightweight and dimensionally stable parts. It is amongst the most used filled materials in the automotive industry, characterised by a long service life and able to resist to all weather conditions.

You can purchase PP GF30 from our store: BCN3D PP GF30


PP GF30 compatibility with BCN3D printers / hotends:

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Hotend X Hotend X      


Supported materials combinations

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                            ✔ Supported          Not supported       e-experimental Experimental


PP GF30 Printing settings - Hotend X:

Extruder temperature 230ºC -250ºC
Build plate temperature 80ºC 
Speed 30-80
Retraction speed  30 mm/s
Retraction distance  5 mm
Cooling fan 50%
Minimum layer height 0.15-0.4 mm


Note:  BCN3D Lab develops specific configurations for each material and printer. Be sure to use the last BCN3D Stratos version.


Build plate adhesion: Magigoo PRO PPGF

Magigoo PP-GF is designed to work exclusively with glass re-inforced polypropylene(GFPP) filaments. This adhesive makes sure prints stick firmly when the print-bed is hot and that the part is easy to remove once it cools.

It is best to apply Magigoo when the printing bed is cool.



Plastics absorb moisture from the air. For long periods of time without printing, it is
recommended to keep the PP GF30 spools in a box or airtight container with desiccant
to keep them dry.

Filament Storage

PP GF30 emits low levels of gasses and particles when printed. We recommend printing it in a well-ventilated area to ensure a healthy environment.

Only compatible with BCN3D Epsilon when paired with the Hotend X.




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