As the world celebrated Valentine’s day on 14th February, Roboze, the Italian industrial 3D printer manufacturer, introduced its new PEEK matrix composite 3D printing material – Helios™ PEEK 2005. Helios is developed as a metal replacement solution for industrial 3D printing.
The filament will be made available in March and can be bought on the Roboze 3D Parts marketplace. Roboze has also organised a webinar to share more information on the new material, scheduled for March 17th, 2022 at 10am CDT/5pm CET.
Helios ™ PEEK 2005 Composite 3D Printing Material
The Helios ™ PEEK 2005 is a PEEK-based composite 3D printing material filled with ceramic. The material offers a superior performance and new application opportunities. It not only offer greater stability at higher temperatures needed for industrial applications but also delivers increased surface finish for 3D printed parts.
The ceramic reinforcement proves advantageous than carbon and glass fibre reinforcement as ceramic has smaller particles. These smaller particles allows users to produce complex geometry, characterized by thin walls.
Because of the monocrystalline nature of the reinforcement, grain boundaries are eliminated and crystallographic defects are minimized, maximizing its effectiveness. This feature is also critical for reducing end-user time-to-market because it offers a post-processing time reduction of more than 60% when compared to other super polymers and composites. Helios TM PEEK 2005 exhibits high thermal insulation properties even when exposed to operating temperatures above 170°C due to the ceramic reinforcement’s inherent low thermal conductivity. The printed parts are light and have low electrical conductivity, making them ideal for applications where insulation is a critical technical requirement.
Because of the monocrystalline structure of the reinforcement, grain boundaries are eliminated and crystallographic flaws are minimized, maximizing its efficiency. This property is particularly critical for reducing end-user time-to-market because it delivers a post-processing time savings of more than 60% when compared to other super polymers and composites. Helios TM PEEK 2005 has exceptional thermal insulation capabilities even when subjected to operation temperatures exceeding 170°C due to the ceramic reinforcement’s inherent low heat conductivity. The printed pieces are light and have minimal electrical conductivity, making them ideal for applications where insulation is a critical technical requirement.
“At Roboze, we have seen great strides with the use of our 3D printing technology in sectors including aerospace, energy and motorsports. We work closely with many of these regulated industries, supporting the integration of additive manufacturing technology from prototype to production. Helios™ PEEK 2005 derives precisely from the needs of these industries and is an excellent candidate for applications that require specifications of lightness, mechanical strength and heat resistance.”– Simone Cuscito, CTO at Roboze
With the superb printability of Helios ™ PEEK 2005, combined with Roboze 3D printers, the most accurate and repeatable solutions in the world, Roboze allows for the production of high-quality components for regulated industries, who are always looking for new solutions to replace metal.
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