Pieter Vos May 12, 2014

It’s been a major challenge in 3D Printing to develop plastic pieces that are able to withstand long-term heat exposure. The launch of the Ultem 9085 material for FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) was in fact a giant step forward in material engineering. Flame resistant, limited smoke production, low ignition risk. Is it as promising as it sounds? Watch this video and see for yourself!

 

Since we at Materialise are the “innovators you can count on”, it’s never really about innovation for the mere sake of innovation. Everything we do is done because we believe it adds value to the 3D Printing ecosystem. This goes particularly for the heat-resistant 3D Printing material Ultem 9085, which was put to the test in the Materialise lab.

Look how the fire-resistant UltemTM 9085 material holds up to a blowtorch compared to ABS and PC.
Look how the fire-resistant UltemTM 9085 material holds up to a blowtorch compared to ABS and PC.

Toon Roels, R&D Manager at Materialise states: “Having the UL 94-V0 certification, UltemTM 9085 is absolutely the right material in applications where a guaranteed flame resistance is needed. It’s definitely adding value to 3D Printing in demanding industries like automotive and aerospace.” Ultem 9085 is remarkable in its ability to remain strong and stable under extreme operating conditions and in elevated temperatures. We invite you to see for yourself how Ultem 9085 is truly a pioneering thermoplastic for 3D Printing!

Check out the complete technical specifications in the datasheet

*UltemTM  9085 is a trademark of SABIC Innovative Plastics IP BV and is made available for FDM by Stratasys Ltd.