Austin-based Solid Concepts has made PEEK HP3 material available for use with its SLS additive manufacturing service. As a high performance polymer, parts created with PEEK are compliant with FAR 25.853 and UL 94 V0, and have excellent chemical and hydrolysis resistance. PEEK parts exhibit high potential for biocompatibility, can be sterilized for medical applications, and are light weight with high wear resistance.
PEEK allows for complex geometries with high strength and heat deflection. It is ideal for applications where stiffness of parts is critical and where parts will be exposed to temperatures up to 464°F (240°C). Prototypes and production parts built with PEEK will not only withstand chemical deterioration and damage, but maintain excellent flexural and compressive strength at temperatures well beyond the operational range of standard nylon-based SLS parts. All of Solid Concepts’ PEEK parts are built in an AS 9100 and ISO 9100 certified facility.
Solid Concepts is a rapid prototyping and custom manufacturing service bureau offering a variety of additive manufacturing abilities including PolyJet, Stereolithography, Selective Laser Sintering, Direct Metal Laser Sintering, Fused Deposition Modeling, CNC models and patterns, QuantumCast advanced cast urethanes, and Composites. Solid Concepts also provides tooling and injection molding for mass production.
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