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ULTEM 1010

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ULTEM 1010 is a high-performance polyetherimide resin with exceptional heat resistance, tensile strength, dimensional stability, and chemical resistance. Its thermal stability and mechanical properties make it an excellent choice for high-performance prototyping, tooling, and production parts that will be exposed to high temperatures. The availability of a certified grade expands its applications to include biocompatible and food contact applications. ULTEM 1010's versatility and reliability make it a preferred material for industries seeking robust solutions that can withstand demanding environments.

Average Lead Time:

4-7 Business Days

Machines Used: 

Stratasys Fortus 900mc

Stratasys Fortus 400mc

Stratasys Fortus 450mc

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ULTEM 1010 3D Printed Part
ULTEM 1010

Material Overview

ULTEM 1010 is a high-performance polyetherimide (PEI) resin with an array of remarkable properties that make it a preferred choice for various applications requiring exceptional heat resistance, tensile strength, dimensional stability, and chemical resistance. This advanced material excels in environments with elevated temperatures and stringent performance demands.

Mechanical Properties

This material exhibits exceptional tensile strength and dimensional stability, providing the necessary durability and load-bearing capabilities for demanding applications. Its high strength allows it to withstand mechanical stresses, making it suitable for structural applications where robustness is crucial.

Chemical Compatibility

ULTEM 1010 is resistant to a wide range of chemicals, including solvents, fuels, and cleaning agents. This resistance makes it suitable for applications where exposure to harsh chemicals is anticipated, ensuring the longevity and reliability of the components.

Thermal Properties

ULTEM 1010 offers the highest heat resistance of any 3D printing thermoplastic, capable of withstanding prolonged exposure to high temperatures without significant degradation, ensuring dimensional stability and mechanical integrity under extreme conditions. This makes it ideal for applications where components are exposed to heat, such as high-temperature prototyping, tooling, and production parts. ULTEM 1010 maintains its shape and size even when subjected to fluctuating temperatures, humidity, or other environmental factors. This stability is crucial for applications where precise dimensions and tight tolerances are required, ensuring consistent performance and fit.

Applications

Applications of ULTEM 1010 are diverse and span across industries such as aerospace, automotive, and medical. It is commonly used for manufacturing high-strength, heat-resistant parts like aircraft interiors, automotive components, and medical devices.

 

ULTEM 1010 is autoclave capable, making it suitable for sterilization processes commonly used in the medical field. Its ability to withstand autoclaving ensures that components fabricated from ULTEM 1010 can maintain their properties and integrity even after undergoing rigorous sterilization procedures.  Another notable application of ULTEM 1010 is in composite lay-up tooling. Its excellent thermal stability and robustness make it an ideal choice for creating molds and tooling for composite manufacturing processes.

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Applications

  • Composite Tooling
  • Autoclave Parts
  • Automotive & Aerospace Parts
  • High Performance Prototypes
  • Heat Resistant Parts up to 216 °C
  • Chemically Resistant Parts

Material Characteristics

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