High-temperature 3D printing
High-performance thermoplastics like PEEK and PEI are resistant to extreme temperatures, making them suitable for use in sectors like aerospace and energy. But the temperature resistance of these beige-colored materials also makes them difficult to melt and extrude in a 3D printer.
The solution is high-temperature 3D printing. High-temp FFF printers typically have all-metal hotend extruders that heat up to at least 450°C, in addition to high-temperature print beds and chambers to ensure adhesion and uniform heat distribution. Because of these advanced features, industrial high-temp machines cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Featured high-temperature 3D printer
|Material||Thermoplastics > High-performance (PEEK, Ultem...)|
|Build volume||330 × 180 × 180 mm12.99 × 7.09 × 7.09 in|