Materials for all of your applications

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[MATERIAL LIBRARY]

[Overview]

We offer more than metals now. Explore our world-leading portfolio.


[Materials]

In an effort to drive production 3D printing to the masses, our qualified materials are designed to ensure that you can 3D print with success and deliver the high-quality parts you need for end-use production

In fact, you won't find a more flexible Additive Manufacturing partner for the long term. Our materials library spans virtually every category, from metals and polymers, to ceramics, composites, and even upcycled materials such as wood.

Developed by an in-house team of world-leading materials scientists, as well as leading industry partners.

Materials by Type

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Metal

Our technology works with stainless steels, low-alloy steels, tool steels, as well as copper, nickel alloys, precious metals and more.
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Polymers

Our technology works with a wide range of polymers, including premium elastomers, from Adaptive3D, ETEC and world-leading material partners.
  • Material

    Hard Plastics

    Description

    Strong, hard, stiff — with a range of specific properties and benefits for end-use applications

  • Material

    High Temperature

    Description

    Plastic parts that meet high heat and FST requirements, with durable properties for tooling or end-use applications

  • Material

    Elastomers

    Description

    Flexible, tough elastomers. High tear strength, resiliency, performance. Shore A values, from 0-90.

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    Castable Resins

    Description

    High wax content with high feature detail, clean burnout and minimal post-processing.

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Sand

Our technology works with a wide range of foundry silica and ceramic sand for metal casting molds and cores.
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Ceramics

Our technology works with a wide range of ceramics, from silicon carbide and carbon to tungsten carbide cobalt.
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Composites

Our technology works with a wide range of composites, including carbon-fiber and fiberglass reinforced materials such as PEEK, PEKK, nylon and more.
  • Material

    PA6 + Carbon Fiber

    Description

    A tensile strength 30x stronger than ABS and a high fatigue level. Great for high-wear parts.

  • Material

    PA6 + Fiberglass

    Description

    Lightweight, high-strength and corrosion-resistant parts. An affordable option. This material is currently in Active R&D.

  • Material

    PEEK + Carbon Fiber

    Description

    Strong and stiff, with a high fatigue level—making it great for high-wear parts.

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    PEKK + Carbon Fiber

    Description

    Durable composite parts that are well-suited for extreme environments, including high temperatures. This material is currently in Active R&D.

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Wood

Our technology combines two wood industry byproducts, sawdust and lignin, to rematerialize wood.
  • Material

    Wood grains

    Description

    Parts printed with the Forust process can be finished to mimic a wide variety of wood species. Currently available wood types include natural, oak, teak, and walnut.

  • Material

    Grainless wood

    Description

    In addition to printing various grain types, Forust can uniquely produce a grainless material - providing a base for further post-processing or a neutral aesthetic for end-use parts.

  • Material

    Custom Wood

    Description

    Contact us to discuss digital reproduction of rare, exotic and endangered wood species and develop custom wood grains and finishes.

1. DM Qualified: Printing and sintering profiles developed by Desktop Metal for the Production System, with fully characterized material and mechanical properties.

2. Customer Qualified: Printing and sintering profiles developed in partnership with customers and/or partners for the Production System, with material and mechanical properties suitable for customer/partner applications.

3. Active R&D: Initial testing completed by Desktop Metal demonstrating binder and process compatibility. Printing and sintering profiles under final development.

Materials by Platform

    • — 01
      Material

      17-4 PH Stainless Steel

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      17-4 PH stainless steel is a precipitation hardening steel used in a wide range of industrial applications including those with mildly corrosive environments and high-strength requirements.

      Download data sheet
      Application Examples
      • Manufacturing machinery
      • Chemical processing
      • Food processing
      • Pump components
      • Valving
      • Fasteners
      • Jigs and fixtures
      Material Overview
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      17-4

      17-4 PH stainless steel is a martensitic precipitation - hardened stainless steel.

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    • — 02
      Material

      316L Stainless Steel

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      Characterized by its corrosion resistance and performance at both high and low temperatures, 316L stainless steel is a fully austenitic steel ideal for harsh environments.

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      Application Examples
      • Chemical and petrochemical processing
      • Food processing
      • Laboratory equipment
      • Medical devices
      • Marine
      • Jewelry
      • Power generation
      • Petroleum refining
      • Water treatment
      • Pulp and paper manufacturing
      Material Overview
      316L

      316L

      316L stainless steel is a molybdenum-bearing, fully-austenitic steel.

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    • — 03
      Material

      H13

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      Characterized by its hardness and abrasion resistance, H13 tool steel is a hot work steel with exceptional hot hardness, resistance to thermal fatigue cracking, and stability in heat treatment—making it an ideal metal for both hot work and cold work tooling applications.

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      Application Examples
      • Extrusion dies
      • Injection molds
      • Hot forging dies
      • Die casting cores, inserts and cavities
      Material Overview
      H13 Tool Steel

      H13

      H13 tool steel is a chromium molybdenum hot work steel.

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    • — 04
      Material

      4140

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      One of the most versatile steels, 4140 steel is characterized by its toughness, high fatigue strength, and abrasion and impact resistance, making it a great all-purpose steel for industrial applications.

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      Application Examples
      • Jigs and fixtures
      • Automotive
      • Bolts/Nuts
      • Gears
      • Steel couplings
      Material Overview
      4140

      4140

      4140 is a low alloy steel that contains chromium, molybdenum, and manganese.

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    • — 05
      Material

      Cu

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      Characterized by its electrical and thermal conductivity and ductility, Copper is ideal for electrical equipment, plumbing, and heat transfer applications.

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      Application Examples
      • Consumer and industrial electronics
      • Heat exchangers
      • Antennas
      • Inductors
      Material Overview
      Copper

      Copper

      Copper is a conductive and ductile metal.

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    • — 06
      Material

      Ti64

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      An alloy of titanium, aluminum and vanadium, the material properties of Ti64 - particularly its high strength-to-weight ratio and corrosion resistance - make it an ideal material for a wide variety of high-performance applications.

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      Application Examples
      • Specialty automotive components, including connecting rods and gearboxes for racing
      • Prototyping of medical devices, including tweezers, forceps, clamps, suture instruments and more
      • Consumer goods, including sporting goods and jewelry
      Material Overview
      ti64

      Ti64

      Ti64 is a titanium alloy with high strength and excellent corrosion resistance.

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      Material

      D2 Tool Steel

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      D2 tool steel is a versatile material that provides tooling grade strength while also offering corrosion resistance, a key benefit for conformally cooled applications.

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      Application Examples
      • Cutting components
      • Conformally cooled injection molding inserts and cavities
      • Cold forming tooling components
      Material Overview
      D2

      D2

      D2 is characterized by its high hardness after heat treatment, wear resistance and compression strength, dimensional stability, and machinability when annealed.

    • — 08
      Material

      Nickel Alloy IN625

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      Characterized by its excellent strength, heat & corrosion resistance, Inconel 625 is a high nickel super alloy ideal for harsh environments in or out of water.

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      Application Examples
      • Defense

      • Aerospace

      • Chemical

      • Nuclear



      Material Overview
      In625 Studio

      Nickel Alloy IN625

      DM Qualified¹

    • — 01
      Material

      17-4 PH Stainless Steel

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Shop System™

      Description

      17-4 PH stainless steel is a precipitation hardening steel used in a wide range of industrial applications including those with mildly corrosive environments and high-strength requirements.

      Download data sheet
      Application Examples
      • Manufacturing machinery
      • Chemical processing
      • Food processing
      • Pump components
      • Valving
      • Fasteners
      • Jigs and fixtures
      Material Overview
      Read article

      17-4

      17-4 PH stainless steel is a martensitic precipitation - hardened stainless steel.

      Learn More
    • — 02
      Material

      316L

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Shop System™

      Description

      316L stainless steel is a fully austenitic, non-magnetic steel ideal for harsh environments and characterized by its corrosion resistance, performance at both high and low temperatures, and high ductility.

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      Application Examples

      Fluid transfer (e.g. manifolds)
      Chemical and petrochemical processing
      Food processing
      Laboratory equipment
      Medical devices
      Marine
      Jewelry
      Power generation
      Petroleum refining
      Water treatment
      Pulp and paper manufacturing

      Material Overview
      316:

      316L

      316L stainless steel is a molybdenum-bearing, fully-austenitic steel.

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      Material

      CoCrMo

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Shop System™

      Description

      Cobalt Chrome (F75) is an alloy of Cobalt and Chrome for use in demanding applications and characterized by its corrosion resistance with high strength and wear resistance.

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      Application Examples

      Dental implants and drill guides
      Medical implants
      Fuel nozzles
      Turbine guide vanes
      Jewelry

      Material Overview
      DM Qualified

      CoCrMo

      Printing and sintering profiles developed by Desktop Metal for the Shop System, with fully characterized material and mechanical properties.

    • — 01
      Material

      17-4 PH Stainless Steel

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      17-4 PH stainless steel is a precipitation hardening steel used in a wide range of industrial applications including those with mildly corrosive environments and high-strength requirements.

      Download data sheet
      Application Examples
      • Manufacturing machinery
      • Chemical processing
      • Food processing
      • Pump components
      • Valving
      • Fasteners
      • Jigs and fixtures
      Material Overview
      Read article

      17-4

      17-4 PH stainless steel is a martensitic precipitation - hardened stainless steel.

    • — 02
      Material

      316L Stainless Steel

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      Characterized by its corrosion resistance and performance at both high and low temperatures, 316L stainless steel is a fully austenitic steel ideal for harsh environments.

      Download data sheet
      Application Examples
      • Chemical and petrochemical processing
      • Food processing
      • Laboratory equipment
      • Medical devices
      • Marine
      • Jewelry
      • Power generation
      • Petroleum refining
      • Water treatment
      • Pulp and paper manufacturing
      Material Overview
      316L

      316L

      316L stainless steel is a molybdenum-bearing, fully-austenitic steel.

    • — 03
      Material

      4140 Low-Alloy Steel

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      4140 low alloy steel is a versatile steel characterized by its toughness, high fatigue strength, and abrasion and impact resistance, making it a great all-purpose steel for industrial applications.

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      Application Examples
      • Jigs and fixtures
      • Automotive
      • Bolts and nuts
      • Gears
      • Steel couplings
      Material Overview
      4140 microstructure

      4140

      4140 is a versatile, low alloy steel.

    • — 04
      Material

      Nickel Alloy IN625

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      Alloy 625 is a nickel-chromium superalloy is known for its high strength, outstanding corrosion resistance, and ability to withstand extreme temperatures.

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      Application Examples
      • Oil and gas
      • Power generation
      • Submarine componenets
      • Cyrogenic enviroments
      • Aerospace components
      • High temperature applications
      Material Overview
      Alloy 625

      Alloy 625

      Alloy 625 is a nickel-chromium superalloy

    • — 05
      Material

      420 Stainless Steel

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      420 stainless steel is a martensitic stainless steel characterized by its high strength and corrosion resistance.

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      Application Examples
      • Dental instruments
      • Surgical instruments
      • Food processing
      • Pump and gear shafts
      • Hand tools
      Material Overview
      420ss

      DM Qualified

      Printing and sintering profiles developed by Desktop Metal for the Production System, with fully characterized material and mechanical properties.

    • — 06
      Material

      DM HH Stainless Steel

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      DM HH-SS is a custom, heat treatable-alloy that combines the tensile strength, ductility, and corrosion resistance of 13-8 PH stainless steel with the added benefit of improved hardness comparable to low-alloy steels, such as 4140. These attributes make DM HH-SS a key enabling material for companies looking to eliminate the use of low-alloy steels, which also require a subsequent plating step for applications needing corrosion protection.

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      Application Examples
      • Hand tools
      • Oil and gas wear components
      • Power transfer components
      • Couplings
      • Machine component that benefit from abrasion and corrosion resistance
      Material Overview
      hh ss

      DM Qualified¹

      Printing and sintering profiles developed by Desktop Metal for the Production System, with fully characterized material and mechanical properties.

    • — 07
      Material

      Cu

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      Copper is known for its electrical and thermal conductivity and ductility, which make it ideal for electrical equipment, plumbing, and heat transfer applications.

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      Application Examples
      • Consumer and industrial electronics
      • Heat exchangers
      • Antennas
      • Inductors
      • Coldplates
      • Chillers
      Material Overview
      Cu

      Cu

      Copper is a conductive and ductile metal.

    • — 08
      Material

      D2 Tool Steel

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      D2 tool steel is a versatile material that provides tooling grade strength while also offering corrosion resistance, a key benefit for conformally cooled applications.

      Download data sheet
      Application Examples
      • Cutting components
      • Conformally cooled injection molding inserts and cavities
      • Cold forming tooling components
      Material Overview
      D2

      D2

      D2 is characterized by its high hardness after heat treatment, wear resistance and compression strength, dimensional stability, and machinability when annealed.

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      Material

      S7

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      S7 is a shock-resisting air hardened tool steel characterized by its impact toughness with high hardenability as well as resistance to softening at high temperatures for hot work conditions

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      Application Examples
      • Bending dies
      • Cold forming dies
      • Punches
      • Shear blades
      • Powder metal dies
      Material Overview
      S7 Shock Resistant Tool Steel Alloy

      S7

      S7 is a shock-resisting air hardened tool steel

    • — 10
      Material

      Ag

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      Ag (Silver) is a precious metal often known for it's aesthetic luxury appeal but also has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal.

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      Application Examples
      • Jewelry, fashion, and accessories
      • Consumer electronics
      • Solar panels
      • Brazing and soldering materials
      • Chemical production
      Material Overview
      powder

      DM Qualified¹

      Printing and sintering profiles developed in partnership with customers and/or partners for the Production System, with material and mechanical properties suitable for customer/partner applications.

    • — 11
      Material

      440C

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      440C is a high carbon martensitic stainless steel. Thanks to its high carbon content it is known for having exceptionally high strength, hardness, and wear resistance, especially after heat treatment. It is an ideal material for a variety of applications that require a long lifetime in demanding environments.

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      Application Examples
      • Bearing components
      • Manufacturing cutting tools
      • Surgical instruments
      • Valve components
      • Molds and dies
      Material Overview
      440C

      440C

      440C is a high carbon martensitic stainless steel.

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      Material

      H13

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      H13 tool steel is a versatile hot work steel characterized by its hardness, abrasion resistance, resistance to thermal fatigue cracking, and stability in heat treatment, making it an ideal metal for both hot work and cold work tooling applications.

      Download Data Sheet
      Application Examples
      • Extrusion dies
      • Injection molds
      • Hot forging dies
      • Die casting cores, inserts and cavities
      Material Overview
      H13 tool steel

      H13

      H13 tool steel is a versatile hot work steel

    • — 13
      Material

      Nickel-Free Austenitic Stainless Steel

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      Nickel-Free Austenitic Stainless Steel is known for its skin compatibility, excellent corrosion resistance, and good hardness and strength.

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      Application Examples

      Biological implants
      Medical devices
      Jewelry
      Watches
      Wearables electronics

      Material Overview
      Nickel-Free Austenitic Stainless Steel

      Nickel-Free Austenitic Stainless Steel

      DM Qualified¹

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      Material

      Nickel Alloy Inconel 718

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      Inconel 718 is a nickel-based super alloy great for applications requiring high strength and impact resistance. This material is designed to resist severely corrosive environments making it a great material for a variety of industries.

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      Application Examples
      • Oil & gas
      • Defense
      • Aerospace
      • Heavy industry
      Material Overview
      Nickel Alloy Inconel 718

      Nickel Alloy Inconel 718

      Inconel 718 is a nickel-based super alloy with high strength, and impact resistance and is extremely corrosion resistant.

    • — 15
      Material

      Au

      Development Stage Customer Qualified²
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      Au (Gold) is a dense, malleable, precious metal known for it's bright yellow appearance and luxury appeal.

      Application Examples
      • Jewelry, fashion, and accessories
      • Consumer electronics
      • Dental
      • Aerospace coatings
      Material Overview
      powder

      Customer Qualified Material

      Printing and sintering profiles developed in partnership with customers and/or partners for the Production System, with material and mechanical properties suitable for customer/partner applications.

    • — 16
      Material

      WC-Co

      Development Stage Active R&D³
      Compatible System(s)

      Production System™

      Description

      Tungsten Carbide Cobalt, often called cemented carbide, is a hard metal known for its exceptional hardness and wear resistance, while maintaining superior strength and elasticity to steel.

      Application Examples
      • Cutting tools
      • Abrasives
      • Press brake tooling
      • High impact applications
      • Oil and gas
      • Defense
      Material Overview
      material in development

      Active R&D

      Initial testing completed by Desktop Metal demonstrating binder and process compatibility. Printing and sintering profiles under final development.

    • — 01
      Material

      PA6 + Carbon Fiber

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Fiber™

      Description

      Our PA6 nylon with carbon fiber reinforcement boasts a tensile strength 30x stronger than ABS and a high fatigue level—making it great for 3D printing high-wear manufacturing jigs and fixtures.

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      Material Characteristics

      Nylon 6 (PA6)

      • Low cost
      • High mechanical strength
      • Continuous Use Temperature ~ 100 °C

      Carbon Fiber (CF)

      • High strength & stiffness
      • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
      • High fatigue level
      • Somewhat brittle
      Chopped Fiber Filament
      Carbon Fiber
      Carbon Fiber
      Continuous Fiber Tape
      Carbon Fiber
      Carbon Fiber
    • — 02
      Material

      PEEK + Carbon Fiber

      Development Stage DM Qualified¹
      Compatible System(s)

      Fiber™

      Description

      PEEK is characterized by its exceptional mechanical properties and high resistance to surface abrasion, is inherently flame retardant, and can withstand high temperatures (above 200­­ °C). When 3D printed with continuous carbon fiber, the resulting composite is strong, stiff, and well-suited for extreme environments.

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      Material Characteristics

      PEEK

      • Excellent mechanical properties, chemical resistance and surface abrasion
      • Flame retardant
      • Continuous Use Temperature between 200-250 °C

      Carbon Fiber (CF)

      • High strength & stiffness
      • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
      • High fatigue level
      • Somewhat brittle
      Chopped Fiber Filament
      Carbon Fiber
      Carbon Fiber
      Continuous Fiber Tape
      Carbon Fiber
      Carbon Fiber
    • — 03
      Material

      PA6 + Fiberglass

      Development Stage Active R&D³
      Compatible System(s)

      Fiber™

      Description

      Fiberglass-reinforced PA6 nylon is a low-cost material which renders lightweight, high-strength and corrosion-resistant parts—making it a great match for sporting goods applications where parts are exposed to the elements and have a low target cost per part.

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      Material Characteristics

      Nylon 6 (PA6)

      • Low cost
      • High mechanical strength
      • Continuous Use Temperature ~ 100 °C

      Fiberglass (FG)

      • Low-cost
      • Corrosion resistant
      • Non-conductive (insulator)
      • No radio-signal interference
      Chopped Fiber Filament
      Fiberglass
      Fiberglass
      Continuous Fiber Tape
      Fiberglass
      Fiberglass
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      Material

      PEKK + Carbon Fiber

      Development Stage Active R&D³
      Compatible System(s)

      Fiber™

      Description

      PEKK is characterized by its high tensile and compression strength, resistance to chemical abrasion, and ability to withstand high temperatures (above 250­­ °C). When reinforced with carbon fiber, resulting 3D printed parts are exceptionally durable and safe for operations where ESD compliance is required.

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      Material Characteristics

      PEKK

      • Excellent mechanical properties, chemical resistance, and surface abrasion
      • Flame retardant
      • High compression strength
      • ESD-Safe
      • Continuous Use Temperature above 250 °C

      Carbon Fiber (CF)

      • High strength & stiffness
      • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
      • High fatigue level
      • Somewhat brittle
      Chopped Fiber Filament
      Carbon Fiber
      Carbon Fiber
      Continuous Fiber Tape
      Carbon Fiber
      Carbon Fiber
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