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Evonik unveils new PEEK-based (polyether ether ketone) 3D printable filament, a ready-to-use material ideal for additive manufacturing.
FREMONT, CA : Evonik announces the launch of a new PEEK-based (polyether ether ketone) 3D printable filament. The ready-to-use material is ideal for additive manufacturing of demanding industrial plastic parts due to its high temperature and chemical resistance. Extrusion-based 3D printing technologies like fused filament fabrication (FFF) and fused deposition modelling (FDM) can be used to process the high-performance polymer. INFINAM® PEEK 9359 F is the brand name given to the new filament by Evonik.
INFINAM® PEEK as a metal replacement for industrial 3D applications
Along with INFINAM® PEEK 9359 F, Evonika also provides a new filament for industrial 3D applications. The 1.75 mm diameter natural-colored PEEK filament is wound on 500 g spools and is suitable for direct use in regular FFF/FDM 3D printers for PEEK materials. It is especially well suited for developing lightweight and high-performance 3D parts for the aerospace, automotive, and oil & gas industries due to its unique properties, like high mechanical strength, hydrolysis resistance, and inherent flame retardancy.
3D pieces made of INFINAM® PEEK 9359 F are roughly 80 percent lighter and 30 percent tougher than stainless steel, with excellent fatigue resistance. Evonik's new filament is the favored high-performance material as a metal substitute in demanding lightweight applications due to this combination of properties. INFINAM® PEEK 9359 F has excellent wear resistance and low sliding friction, making it suitable for lightweight structural components.
The 3D components printed from INFINAM® PEEK 9359 F can withstand long-lasting temperature effects of 250 ƒ or short-lasting temperature effects of over 300 ƒ.
Filaments for industrial and medical 3D applications
"Following the commercial success of the PEEK filament for medical technology, we are now expanding the product range to include an industrial material grade," says Sylvia Monsheimer, who heads Additive Manufacturing & New 3D Technologies at Evonik. "We use our innovative strength in polymer chemistry to constantly develop and bring to the market new filaments, powders, or photopolymers to diversify the material landscape and thereby enable new infinite 3D applications."