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 Method English XZ Axis  English ZX Axis Metric XZ Axis Metric ZX Axis
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 9,300 psi 6,100 psi 64 MPa 42 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)  ASTM D638 11,700 psi 5,400 psi 81 MPa 37 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 402,000 psi 322,000 psi 2,770 MPa 2,200 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 53.3% 2.0% 3.3% 2.0%
Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 2.2% 1.5% 2.2% 1.5%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 21,000 psi 11,100 psi 144 MPa 77 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 409,000 psi 324,000 psi 2,820 MPa 2,230 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 No Break 3.5% No Break 3.5%
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 0.8 ft-lb/in 0.4 ft-lb/in 41 J/m 24 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 6.1 ft-lb/in 2.6 ft-lb/in 326 J/m 138 J/m
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 19,500 psi 15,100 psi 134 MPa 107 MPa
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 No Break 15,500 psi No Break 1,125 MPa
Compressive Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 1,450,000 psi 305,000 psi 10,000 MPa 1,120 MPa
Thermal Properties Test Method English Metric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi, 0.125” unannealed ASTM D648 421°F 216°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi, 0.125” unannealed ASTM D648 415°F 213°C
Vicat Softening Temperature (Rate B/50) ASTM D1525 416°F 214°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) DSC (SSYS) 419°F 215°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion ASTM E831 26×10-06 in/(in·°F) 47 µm/(m·°C)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow) ASTM E831 25×10-06 in/(in·°F) 41 µm/(m·°C)
Melting Point NA NA
Electrical Properties Test Method Value Range
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 1.0 x1014 – 8.96×1015 ohm-cm
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 2.67
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 .001
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A 240 V/mil
Other Test Method Value
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.27
Flame Classification UL 94 V0 (1.5 mm), V0, 5VA (3 mm)
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 109
Oxygen Index ASTM D2863 0.44
OSU Total Heat Release (2 min test, . 060” thick) FAR 25.853 35.7 kW min/m2
Vertical Burn FAR 25.853 (Test a (60s), passes at) 4 seconds
UL File Number E345258
Burn Testing
Total Mass Loss (TML) ASTM E595 0.41% (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-810G Passed
Burn Testing
Horizontal Burn (15 sec) 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (0.060” thick)
Vertical Burn (60 sec) 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (0.060” thick)
Vertical Burn (12 sec) 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (0.060” thick)
45° Ignition 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (0.060” thick)
Heat Release 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (0.060” thick)
NBS Smoke Density (flaming)  ASTM F814/E662 Passed (0.060” thick)
NBS Smoke Density (non-flaming)  ASTM F814/E662 Passed (0.060” thick)

Applications

System Compatibility

Frotus 450mc 3D Printer

Fortus 450mc

Fortus 900mc