PEEK, printed with our FFF 3D Printing technology, guarantees the same extraordinary properties in terms of mechanical, thermal and chemical resistance of components obtained using conventional technology, but with the advantages of time and costs optimization.
Roboze PEEK parts can be post processed with different methods like turning and drilling: for instance, we made a PEEK component (Transmission Element) printed with our Roboze One+400 Xtreme for the motorsport sector and with a layer height of 0,25mm, post processed with mechanical methods.
We did a lathe processing to highlight the extremely high thermal and mechanical properties of this material, in addition to the well known chemical resistance properties. PEEK continuous operating temperature is 240°C: this property allows that, while processing, the part does not melt because of the heat that is developed by the friction between the tip and the material.
This is how we demonstrate that the high mechanical properties and the strong cohesion between the layers guarantee the perfect compactness of the part, avoiding any delamination and flaking phenomena.
The advantages of PEEK production
The advantages of producing components in PEEK with Additive Manufacturing are, first of all, the reduction of time-to-market, the great material saving and the possibility to get functional prototyping and end-use parts: all these fundamental elements cannot be provided by subtractive manufacturing, but they can coexist in order to fix and polish the finished parts in a bond of different and additional advantages, which get stronger creating competitive and crucial edges for the companies that integrate both manufacturing methods in their production process.