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Heat resistant 3D printing

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

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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.

Description

Applications
SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.
Strengths
Fine features & high detail, Smooth, injection mold-like, surface finish
Weaknesses
Support marks may be visible on surface, Brittle, not recommended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.5 mm
Tolerances
± 0.5% (min: ± 0.1 mm)
Max part size
150 x 75 x 50 cm
Layer height
25 - 100

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Heat resistant resin

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

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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.

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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.

Description

Applications
Material Jetting produces parts of the highest dimensional accuracy with very smooth surface finish, used for both visual prototypes and tooling manufacturing.
Strengths
Multi-material capabillities, No support marks visible on surface, Smooth, injection molding-like finish
Weaknesses
Higher cost than SLA/DLP, Brittle, not recomemended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead time
< 5 days
Wall Thickness
1.0 mm
Tolerances
± 0.1% (min: ± 0.05 mm)
Max part size
100 x 80 x 50 cm
Layer height
32

Available materials

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.

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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.

Description

Applications
FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.
Strengths
Low-cost, Fast turnaround times
Weaknesses
Limited dimensional accuracy, Print layers are likely to be visible

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.8 mm
Tolerances
± 0.5% (min: ± 0.5 mm)
Max part size
100 x 100 x 100 cm
Layer height
100 - 300

Available materials

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.

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Fiberglass reinforced Nylon

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

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DMLS/SLM Heat resistant Materials

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

Description

Applications
DMLS/SLM produce high performance, end-use metal 3D printed parts for industrial applications in aerospace, automotive and medical.
Strengths
Excellent mechanical properties, Can produce complex geometries
Weaknesses
High Cost

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead time
< 10 days
Wall Thickness
0.4 mm
Tolerances
± 0.1 mm
Max part size
50 x 28 x 36 cm
Layer height
50

Available materials

Cobalt-chrome

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

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Inconel

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

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Nickel alloy

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

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