3D Printed High Temperature and High Strength Parts for Jigs, Fixtures, and End Use Parts
We are pleased to announce the newest addition to our advanced photopolymer materials portfolio – High temperature and strength (HTS) resin. HTS is ideal for a range of applications in tooling, jigs, fixtures, and end use parts.
HTS has an HDT of greater than 300 C at 0.45 MPa while maintaining 90 MPa in ultimate tensile strength. HTS demonstrates the advancements in material properties that filled resin systems can deliver. Additionally, HTS is a one-pot resin, eliminating the handling and pot life issues of 2 part resin systems.
While many 3D printed photopolymers are great for applications where commodity, or even engineering grade plastics are needed, the industry lacks high throughput solutions (such as SLA/DLP) that can produce parts that match the characteristics of PEEK, Ultem, and other high performance plastics.
A ceramic fiber filled resin with a Loctite base material, HTS rivals the material properties of GF Nylon, Vespel, and high performance plastics – while also taking advantage of 3D printing benefits including:
- Low material cost
- Low labor cost
- Fast lead time
- Design freedom without additional cost
HTS at its core is another alternative for anyone looking for high strength, high temperature part performance. In general, low volume machined Peek and Ultem parts are expensive, HTS offers an affordable alternative (some examples are 10X lower cost) and time to usable printed parts can be 1-2 days.