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THERMAX™ PEKK-A Natural 1.75mm 500gms

Product Code: THER_PEKKA-500-1.75mm
  • Filament Brand: 3DXTech
  • Filament Type: PEKK A
  • Filament Colour: Natural
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Filament Weight: 500gms
THERMAX™ PEKK-A. A high performance engineering filament. Which is easier to print than PEEK, but still has all the amazing performance qualities.
£354.00 Inc Vat
£295.00 Exc Vat

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    ThermaX™ PEKK-A 3D Filament

    ThermaX™ PEKK-A (PolyEtherKetoneKetone) is made using the 60/40 PEKK copolymer and is one of the highest performance materials in the plastics business.  PEKK is a leading material in the PAEK family and has exceptional mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistance properties, while being substantially easier to print than PEEK.  Developed in partnership with Arkema - a leading supplier of ultra-performance materials.

    Print ThermaX™ PEKK parts with Gearbox™ HT2 High-Temp 3D Printer.  Check it out HERE. 

    The Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) family of thermoplastics exhibit exceptional thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties.  The PAEK family includes the following polymers:

    • Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK)
    • Polyetherketone (PEK)
    • Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
    • Polyetherketoneetherketoneketone (PEKEKK)  

    Gone are the days when you needed a wildly expensive closed-source printer and license to take advantage of ultra-performance polymers.  Our PEKK was created to be printed using the many new open-source printer platforms currently available on the market.  Compare to Stratasys® Antero™ PEKK and you will realize this is a great opportunity to take advanced of an aerospace-grade material without being tied to an expensive closed-source system.

    3DXTech® and Stratasys® both purchase PEKK resin from the same supplier, so what's the difference?  Freedom, cost, and innovation.  ThermaX™ PEKK can be printed on a growing array of lower-cost printers whereas the Stratasys Antero™ PEKK requires users to purchase an expensive Fortus® system and a high-priced license.  

    ThermaX™ PEKK-A has a wider processing window than PEEK and typically prints with extruder temps between 325 - 350°C, whereas PEEK often requires extruder temps of 400°C or higher.  ThermaX™ PEKK has a lower rate and degree of crystallinity than PEEK, which aids in its ease of printing.  However, once printed and annealed, PEKK parts exhibit superior performance vs. PEEK.  Easier to print + superior performance!

    ThermaX™ PEKK product attributes include:

    • Substantially easier to print than PEEK
    • Continuous Use Temperature (CUT) of 260°C, and higher for short duration
    • Glass Transition Temp (Tg) of 162°C (20°C higher than PEEK)
    • Melt Temp (Tm) of 335°C  (allows for lower print temps than PEEK)
    • Inherent flame resistance (UL94 V-0)
    • Low smoke generation for aerospace applications
    • Outstanding mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistance
    • Excellent resistance to a broad range of chemicals, such as those used in the oil/gas, automotive, aerospace, industrial, and chemical processing industries

    Filament Specifications:

    • Diameter:  1.75mm, (+/- 0.05mm)
    • Colours:  Natural

    Recommended Print Conditions:

    • Extruder Temp:  345 - 375°C 
    • Bed Temp: 120 - 140°C
    • Bed Prep: Ultem™ Tape is the ideal build surface, glue stick on clean glass is suitable
    • Enclosure temp (if your printer is equipped):  70 - 150°C
    • Print Speed:  20-50 mm/s for 0.2mm layer height, faster print speeds as results and experience dictate
    • Drying Instructions:  Please see the following instructions for when you want to dry out this filament, HERE.  

    ThermaX™ is a trademark of 3DXTech LLC, it's owners, and affiliates. 
    Kepstan® is a registered trademark of Arkema Inc.
    Antero™ is a trademark of Stratasys Ltd.

    Recommended Printing Experience

    These categories are somewhat arbitrary, but come from many years of our own printing experience as well as troubleshooting with customers.

    Novice: A beginner using an entry-level 3D printer should have minimal problems using this material
    Intermediate: User has several months of experience with a moderate to high quality printer
    Advanced: User has > 1 year of printing experience and is using a high quality commercial printer
    Expert: User has significant amount of experience and is using a high-performance or heavily modified printer

     

    For a list of 3D printers that are capable of printing high temperature materials such as ULTEM or PEEK view here. https://www.aniwaa.com/best-peek-3d-printer-pei-ultem/