3D printing company Essentium has launched Duratem material. According to the manufacturer, this is the AM industry’s first high-impact and high-temperature thermoplastic material. The high-performance material enables new AM applications for the aerospace, automotive and rail industries. Manufacturers can use it to quickly produce end parts that meet industry standards for reliability, repeatability and performance.
Duratem is five times more impact resistant than PEI 9085 and similar in price. It withstands temperatures up to 150 °C and is flame, smoke and toxicity (FST) resistant, passing the FAR 25.853 FST test. Duratem is suitable for aerospace, automotive, maintenance and railroad component applications.
Essentium developed Duratem in collaboration with partners in an open ecosystem and uses multilayer filament technology. The company is also working with the U.S. Air Force to qualify Duratem for flight-qualified parts.
Duratem is an open material that can be used on high-temperature 3D printing machines such as the Essentium High-Speed Extrusion (HSE™) 180 HT and HSE 280i HT platforms. It complies with Essentium’s Certificate of Conformity for traceability.
Said Nirup Nagabandi, Ph.D., Vice President, Materials Engineering, Essentium: “Innovative advancements in materials are fueling the adoption of AM in transportation industries. The expanding variety of materials, including Duratem, enables the production of high-performance parts suitable for diverse applications. Our focus on open materials reflects our dedication to providing customers with breakthrough materials and technologies that allow them to explore new possibilities in additive manufacturing.”
Find out more about Essentium at essentium.com.
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