By DE StaffAdditive Manufacturing Medical
SABIC latest ULTEM filaments designed for high temp and medical applications.
SABIC has added three filaments for fused deposition modeling: ULTEM AM1010F filament for general high-temperature applications and ULTEM AMHU1010F and LEXAN AMHC620F filaments for healthcare applications.
ULTEM AM1010F, provides high-heat resistance (a glass transition temperature of 217°C) and high mechanical strength, the company says. It can be used in applications such as short-cycle injection molding tools, carbon-fiber layup tools, and automotive components. The filament is UL94 V-0 compliant at 1.5mm and 5VA compliant at 3.0mm.
ULTEM AMHU1010F filament is a polyetherimide (PEI) product, manufactured from ULTEM HU1010 healthcare-grade resin that provides inherent high-heat resistance. The unpigmented filament is biocompatible (ISO 10993 or USP Class VI), and printed parts can be sterilized using gamma radiation, ethylene oxide (EtO) or steam autoclaving. It is UL94 V-0 compliant at 1.5 mm and 5VA compliant at 3.0mm. LEXAN AMHC620F polycarbonate (PC) filament, available in white, is also biocompatible and can be sterilized with gamma or EtO methods. This filament meets UL94 HB rating at 1.5mm.