UltiMaker, a global leader in 3D printing, announced the addition of PET Carbon Fiber (CF), an easy-to-use and versatile composite material, to its portfolio of high-performance materials for S series 3D printers. The new material empowers engineers to produce stronger and more accurate parts for a multitude of applications, such as manufacturing tools, jigs and fixtures, and end-use parts.
Engineers can also leverage the benefits of PET CF for their engineering prototypes, enabling easy and extensive testing of technical concepts and functions. Moreover, PET CF offers a reliable solution for replacing broken or hard-to-source production parts. By utilizing its strong mechanical and thermal properties, manufacturers can swiftly print replacement components, eliminating the need for costly production line shutdowns. The material’s excellent strength and stiffness make it ideal for high-performance applications, delivering enhanced part performance even under demanding conditions.
One of the standout features of PET CF is its ability to achieve even higher strength, stiffness, and temperature resistance through annealing. By annealing printed parts, engineers can achieve a temperature resistance of up to 181°C and increase strength by up to 30% and stiffness by up to 10%, resulting in parts that excel in challenging environments.
28 June 2023