3D Printing for Strong & Stable Parts

ULTEM 1010 offers the highest heat resistance, chemical resistance and tensile strength of any FDM thermoplastic and is certified for food contact and bio-compatibility.

Overview

ULTEM 1010’s robust properties make it an ideal FDM printing material for advanced tooling and prototyping applications in spaces like automotive, aerospace, medical, and food-production. The certified grade of this material is bio-compatible and approved for food contact with NSF 51 and ISO 10993/USP Class VI certifications. Easily produce large custom tools for metal, plastic, or composite part fabrication as well as medical tools such as surgical guides that can withstand steam autoclaving. Print with confidence as ULTEM 1010 boasts one of the best resistances in additive manufacturing.

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Material Performance

ULTEM 1010 resin offers the highest heat resistance, chemical resistance and tensile strength of any FDM thermoplastic. The certified grade of this material is biocompatible and approved for food contact with NSF 51 and ISO 10993/USP Class VI certifications.

Material Properties Izod notch testing

IZOD IMPACT,
NOTCHED

41 J/m XZ axis

Material Properties Heat Deflection

Heat Deflection
Temperature

216°C

Material Properties Flexural Strength

Flexural
Strength

144 MPa XZ axis
77 MPa ZX axis

Material Properties Tensile Strength

Tensile
Strength

64 MPa XZ axis
42 MPa ZX axis

Material Highlights

Characteristics

  • Highest heat deflection of any FDM material
  • Highest tensile strength of any FDM material
  • Durable
  • Dimensionally stable

Options

  • NSF 51 Certified (food contact)
  • ISO 10993/USP Class VI Certified (biocompatibility)
  • Favorable FST (flame, smoke, toxicity) rating

Uses

  • Custom tools for metal, plastic or composite parts fabrication
  • Medical tools like surgical guides that can withstand steam autoclaving
  • Heat-resistant dies, patterns and fixtures for food production
  • Aerospace components
  • Automotive parts including housings, ducts and semi-structural components

Advantages

  • Bio-compatibility
  • Food-contact safety
  • Thermal stability to withstand autoclaving

Performance Scale

Material Colours

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Technical Specifications

Mechanical Properties Test MethodEnglish XZ Axis English ZX AxisMetric XZ AxisMetric ZX Axis
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6389,300 psi6,100 psi64 MPa42 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D63811,700 psi5,400 psi81 MPa37 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D638402,000 psi322,000 psi2,770 MPa2,200 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D63853.3%2.0%3.3%2.0%
Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6382.2%1.5%2.2%1.5%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D79021,000 psi11,100 psi144 MPa77 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790409,000 psi324,000 psi2,820 MPa2,230 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790No Break3.5%No Break3.5%
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2560.8 ft-lb/in0.4 ft-lb/in41 J/m24 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2566.1 ft-lb/in2.6 ft-lb/in326 J/m138 J/m
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D69519,500 psi15,100 psi134 MPa107 MPa
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D695No Break15,500 psiNo Break1,125 MPa
Compressive Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D6951,450,000 psi305,000 psi10,000 MPa1,120 MPa
Thermal PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi, 0.125” unannealedASTM D648421°F216°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi, 0.125” unannealedASTM D648415°F213°C
Vicat Softening Temperature (Rate B/50)ASTM D1525416°F214°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)DSC (SSYS)419°F215°C
Coefficient of Thermal ExpansionASTM E83126×10-06 in/(in·°F)47 µm/(m·°C)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow)ASTM E83125×10-06 in/(in·°F)41 µm/(m·°C)
Melting PointNANA
Electrical PropertiesTest MethodValue Range
Volume ResistivityASTM D2571.0 x1014 – 8.96×1015 ohm-cm
Dielectric ConstantASTM D150-982.67
Dissipation FactorASTM D150-98.001
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09, Method A240 V/mil
OtherTest MethodValue
Specific GravityASTM D7921.27
Flame ClassificationUL 94V0 (1.5 mm), V0, 5VA (3 mm)
Rockwell HardnessASTM D785109
Oxygen IndexASTM D28630.44
OSU Total Heat Release (2 min test, . 060” thick)FAR 25.85335.7 kW min/m2
Vertical BurnFAR 25.853 (Test a (60s), passes at)4 seconds
UL File NumberE345258
Burn Testing
Total Mass Loss (TML)ASTM E5950.41% (1.00% maximum)
Collected Volatile Condensable
Material (CVCM)
ASTM E595-0.1% (0.10% maximum)
Water Vapor Recovered (WVR)ASTM E595-0.37% (report)
Fungus Resistance (Method 508.6)MIL-STD-810GPassed
Burn Testing
Horizontal Burn (15 sec)14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (0.060” thick)
Vertical Burn (60 sec)14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (0.060” thick)
Vertical Burn (12 sec)14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (0.060” thick)
45° Ignition14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (0.060” thick)
Heat Release14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (0.060” thick)
NBS Smoke Density (flaming) ASTM F814/E662Passed (0.060” thick)
NBS Smoke Density (non-flaming) ASTM F814/E662Passed (0.060” thick)

System Compatibility

Fortus 450mc 3D Printer

Fortus 450mc

Fortus 900mc