FDM 3D Printing in Corona CA: Are Models High-Temperature Resistant?

March 18, 2020

FDM 3D Printing in Corona CA: Are Models High-Temperature Resistant?Whether you get something manufactured the traditional way or opt to have it created via 3D printing technology, there’s no doubt that you’re going to want it to be sturdy. But what does sturdiness involve? For many people, they want a product, model, or prototype that won’t easily crush, won’t be prone to fading and scratching, and will be highly resistant to high temperatures.

Out of all those features, many of our customers are concerned with whether or not 3D-printed objects exhibit the latter characteristic. We get questions all the time about the temperature resistance of different types of 3D printing materials. From what we currently offer, there are two FDM materials we use that are most definitely high-temperature resistant!

High-Temperature Resistant Materials We Offer

Let’s face it, all 3D printing materials are resistant to heat to an extent, but when you’re wanting a material that can handle those much higher temperatures, know that you have options for those too.

The two main materials we offer that feature heat resistance include Antero 800NA – PEKK and PC (polycarbonate). Due to their resistance and tough build, both of these materials may be well-suited for parts necessary for household appliances or plumbing fixtures.

  1. Antero 800NA – PEKK

This is one of the latest and greatest, high-performance FDM thermoplastic material to date. Unlike with many other methods of fabrication, the use of Antero 800NA offers fantastic design versatility. Apart from being resistant to high temperatures, Antero 800NA is also chemical resistant.

  1. PC (Polycarbonate)

This thermoplastic creates some of them most durable, stable, strong parts in the realm of 3D printing, making it excellent for end-use parts and functional testing. And, as you might have guessed, this material is resistant to more extreme temperatures. To top it off, when it’s exposed to lower temperatures, polycarbonate is flexible, allowing it to be bent without breaking.

Get Heat Resistant 3D Printing Done in Corona CA.

Some FDM 3D printing materials are more or less heat resistant than others. That’s why it’s important to speak with an expert regarding the best material options based on the project you’d like to have completed.

ProTek Models in Corona, CA has been working with high temperature-resistance materials for 3D printing for years. Our team knows which material(s) are most suitable for your particular industry and application.

Call ProTek today at (832) 968-6636 to discuss more about the heat resistance of the different FDM materials we offer. We’d also be more than happy to provide you with a free quote for your upcoming project!