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Looking to 3D print with PEEK polymer, which is more durable than metal?

One of the most widely used thermoplastics in manufacturing is PEEK (polyetheretherketone) and for good reason. PEEK can produce parts with incredibly high levels of thermal, chemical, and wear resistance that has a superior strength-to-weight ratio than stainless steel and aluminum. This high-performance polymer material is used to make parts in almost every industry.

You can create nearly any custom shape and part complexity in a material that can withstand the harshest conditions if you combine the advantages of this plastic with the capabilities of 3D printing. It stands to reason that 3D-printed PEEK components are increasingly being used in place of metal in spacecraft, orthopedic implants, and even engine components in high-performance auto racing.

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What to take into consideration to print functional parts?

During our webinar, our Marc Kunst (Manager Sales & Business Development) talked about the four key factors to successfully use 3D printed polymer parts as functional components.

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Set the right specifications

Set the right specifications

Consider downgrading the specifications of the part that needs to be printed and ensure that you put tolerances where it’s really needed to get the part functional.

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Additive manufacturing technology

Additive manufacturing technology

Choose the right additive manufacturing technology to be successful in 3D Printing PEEK polymers. If you choose the wrong technology your parts will not have the expected possibilities and characteristics.

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Create the best design

Create the best design

By properly doing the design and suitable for PEEK 3D Printing the start-up costs can be significantly lowered. During the design phase, you should already think about post-processing and quality assurance to lower the costs of printing.

Get the right knowledge

Get the right knowledge

Upgrade your knowledge about printing with PEEK high-performance polymers. A lot of engineers start with a block of material and start removing parts and to change this mindset we can get you up to speed with the rights insights and training.

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4 key factors to successfully 3D print polymer parts

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