Traditionally, there has always been a challenge for 3D printing to be able to develop plastic pieces that can withstand prolonged heat exposure. This meant that Ultem 9085 for FDM was a huge leap in material engineering.
We’ve been advising our clients within the commercial transport industry, especially aerospace, about the super powers of Ultem 9085 for years. Here’s why:
The FST rating is a safety standard that ensures a material won’t promote a fire, release harmful smoke, or emit toxic fumes; an extremely valuable characteristic for the automotive industry.
Even if your specific application doesn’t demand the stringent FST rating, don’t overlook this material just yet. The durability, strength and resistance to chemicals and heat mean if you need a material that can take a beating, Ultem easily rises to the challenge.
FDM is the only 3D printing technology to effectively utilise this production-grade thermoplastic. The end result of working with Ultem 9085 on your next 3D printed concept or rapid prototype is unparalleled strength and durability that is perfectly detailed.