ULTEM 3D printing service

Order flame-retardant, highly chemical-resistant parts today with our Ultem 3D printing service.

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Chemical-resistant plastic parts

Polyetherimide (PEI) is an engineering thermoplastic more commonly known by the trade name ULTEM. Its high strength-to-weight ratio makes it a lightweight alternative to metals like aluminium. 

Ultem 9085 model

ULTEM 9085

Used every day in some of the most demanding sectors.

How is ULTEM 3D printing utilized?

Transport

Complies with various transportation industry standards for flame, smoke, and toxicity.

Electrical engineering

High dielectric strength and thermal
conductivity make Ultem 9085 popular for all kinds of electronic components.

Energy, oil & gas

Avoid downtime in emergency conditions. Resistant to many harmful solvents and greases.

Parts produced with ULTEM 9085

chemical resistant electronic part in Ultem 9085
defence parts manufactured in Ultem

3D printing for military applications

High-performance materials like Ultem 9085 and PEEK are used for mission-critical components in the defence sector. 

Industrial-strength products

Technical data

ULTEM 9085 specifications

Material Properties Test Method Typical Value
Tensile strength at yield ISO 527 88 MPa
Elongation strain at yield ISO 527 6.7%
Tensile (E) modulus ISO 527 3050 MPa
Flammability behaviour UL94 V-0
Heat deflection temp ISO 75 152°C

Ultem comparison

Wondering if Ultem 9058 is the right choice? We stock an array of industrial and engineering-grade materials to suit all budgets and use cases. 

PEEK

Advanced plastic. The best mechanical properties available for FDM.

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Nylon PA6

An affordable option for slightly less demanding engineering components.

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SLS technology

Robust prints with Nylon PA12. Great for complex designs.

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Frequently asked questions...

Ultem 9085 is a high-performance thermoplastic resin specifically formulated from polyetherimide (PEI). Renowned for its excellent balance of mechanical properties, high heat resistance, and flame retardancy, Ultem 9085 is predominantly utilized in additive manufacturing. As a PEI material, it exhibits exceptional thermal stability and retains its performance in demanding environments, making it suitable for aerospace, automotive, and military applications. The material’s lightweight yet strong composition allows for the production of robust end-use parts and prototypes, meeting stringent regulatory standards such as FAR 25.853 and OSU 65/65 for flame, smoke, and toxicity. Its inherent robustness, coupled with its precision and reliability, makes Ultem a preferred choice in industries requiring high durability and exacting standards.

Ultem 1010 has higher heat deflection and strength properties, whereas Ultem 9085 is preferred for applications requiring less weight or a small amount of flexibility – for example panels, jigs, and fixtures. 

We currently only offer Ultem 9085, so if you need the best strength and temperature properties available, PEEK 3D printing may be a better option. 

ULTEM 9085 demonstrates outstanding chemical resistance to a wide range of solvents, both synthetic and natural, as well as oils and numerous other chemicals. It maintains its integrity and mechanical strength when coming into contact with these chemicals, ensuring the durability and reliability of your part throughout its lifespan.

The build volume of our Ultem 3D printers is 260 x 260 x 260 mm.

However, we can also print larger models in sections for you to join together. 

Lets Talk

If you’d like to talk more about Ultem and our other materials, please get in touch. We’re ready to answer any questions you might have.

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