With the aim of highlighting the self-extinguishing property of materials like PEEK and ULTEM™ AM9085F, extremely important in the transport field, thanks to the Roboze One+400 Xtreme it was possible to print some samples in PEEK and ULTEM™ AM9085F (1mm thickness), in order to perform a test that simulates the UL 94 one.
The standard validates the reaction’s plastics to flame, that is the tendency of the material to extinguish or spread the fire once the sample has been subjected to ignition.
Roboze offers materials for 3D printing, capable to meet the needs of many sectors from Aerospace to Motorsport. Roboze techno-polymers, thanks to their high thermal and mechanical resistance, can replace metal alloys in extreme applications.
Test of thermoplastics’ flame resistance: video
In the video realized by Roboze team, it is possible to notice that the PEEK and ULTEM™ AM9085F samples resist to burning, delaying the spreading, unlike other polymers like ABS. For this reason, almost all polymers need additives that can be called “Flame Retardant”. Super polymers like ULTEM™ AM9085F and PEEK have this property intrinsically with no need of additives.
Both materials have the UL 94-V0 certification, the best class for the self-extinguishing materials.
Moreover, ULTEM™ AM9085F by SABIC, high performance polyetherimide, has excellent thermal properties and dimensional stability. In addition the FST (flame, smoke and toxicity) certification states also the non-toxicity of the smoke developed during the burning.
PEEK, the most advanced semi-crystalline material, guarantees extreme performances, combining excellent mechanical properties, one of the highest continuous operating temperature and a great chemical resistance.
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