1. 3D printing
  2. Properties
  3. Heat resistant

Heat resistant
3D printing

High heat resistant 3D printing materials with a Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) greater than 100°C (0.45 MPa).

SLA/DLP Heat resistant Materials

SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.

Benefits and Limitations

Fine features & high detail
Smooth, injection mold-like, surface finish

Support marks may be visible on surface
Brittle, not recommended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.5% (min: ± 0.1 mm)
Turnaround time < 2 days Wall thickness 0.5 mm
Max part size 150 x 75 x 50 cm Layer height 25 - 100 μm

Heat resistant resin

Heat resistant resin (SLA) has high strength and stiffness and excellent temperature resistance. Used for low-cost, low-run injection molds.

Material family

Ceramic filled Resin

Ceramic filled resin (SLA/DLP) produces parts with very high stiffness and higher detail than Tough or Durable resin. Good temperature resistance.

Material family

Material Jetting Heat resistant Materials

Material Jetting produces parts of the highest dimensional accuracy with very smooth surface finish, used for both visual prototypes and tooling manufacturing.

Benefits and Limitations

Multi-material capabillities
No support marks visible on surface
Smooth, injection molding-like finish

Higher cost than SLA/DLP
Brittle, not recomemended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.1% (min: ± 0.05 mm)
Turnaround time < 5 days Wall thickness 1.0 mm
Max part size 100 x 80 x 50 cm Layer height 16 - 32 μm

Heat resistant resin

Heat resistant resin (Material Jetting) has high strength and heat deflection temperature and can be used to produce high detail, low-run injection molds.

Material family

DMLS/SLM Heat resistant Materials

DMLS/SLM produce high performance, end-use metal 3D printed parts for industrial applications in aerospace, automotive and medical.

Benefits and Limitations

Excellent mechanical properties
Can produce complex geometries

High Cost

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.1 mm
Turnaround time < 10 days Wall thickness 0.4 mm
Max part size 50 x 28 x 36 cm Layer height 20 – 50 μm

Cobalt-chrome

Cobalt-chrome (DMLS/SLM) is a high corrosion and wear resistant materials with excellent temperature resistance. Suitable for biomedical applications.

Material family

Inconel

Inconel (DMLS/SLM) is a metal super-alloy with excellent tensile, fatigue, creep, and rupture strength, ideal for high-temperature applications.

Material family

Nickel alloy

Nickel Alloys (DMLS/SLM) are metal super-alloys with extreme heat and corrosion resistance.

Material family

FDM Heat resistant Materials

FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.

Benefits and Limitations

Low-cost
Fast turnaround times

Limited dimensional accuracy
Print layers are likely to be visible

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.5% (min: ± 0.5 mm)
Turnaround time < 2 days Wall thickness 0.8 mm
Max part size 100 x 100 x 100 cm Layer height 50 - 400 μm

Standard PEI (ULTEM)

ULTEM (FDM) is an engineering plastic with good mechanical properties and exceptional heat, chemical and flame resistance. Suitable for top-end applications.

Material family

Fiberglass reinforced Nylon

Fiberglass reinforced Nylon (FDM) contains continuous glass fibers that give high stiffness and excellent heat resistance. Ideal for high temperature applications.

Material family