ESD-Safe Ultem® 1010 3D Printing Filament

ESD Ultem™ 3D Printing Filament


ESD-Safe Ultem™ 3D Filament

ESD-Safe Ultem™ PEI (Polyether Imide) is an amorphous, high-performance polymer that combines excellent thermal properties, exceptional dimensional stability, inherent flame retardancy, and good chemical resistance.  Ultem™ resin offers the ability to create parts with excellent properties at elevated temperatures due to a very high glass transition temperature (Tg).  This formulation is an advanced ESD-Safe compound made utilizing a proprietary formulation of specialty carbon additives and genuine Ultem™ PEI.  Ideal for use in critical applications that require electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, a high level of cleanliness, and the outstanding thermal and chemical properties you've come to expect with Ultem™ PEI compounds.  

High-Temp Reels:  We use reels made using PC/ABS and PC for our high-temp materials.  This allows you to dry them out at higher temps once the filament absorbs moisture (which will happen to everyone eventually).  The 250g and 500g reel are made using Polycarbonate (PC) and can be dried at 135°C if the filament gets wet.  The 1kg reel is made using PC/ABS and can be safely dried at 115°C when it becomes necessary.  

Product attributes include:

  • 10^6 to 10^7 ohm surface resistivity on 3DP sample using concentric ring test method
  • Consistent surface resistivity
  • Low particulate contamination
  • High thermal properties
  • Inherent flame resistance
  • Long-term hydrolytic stability 
  • Excellent dimensional stability (low creep sensitivity and low, uniform coefficient of thermal expansion) and highly reproducible part-to-part dimensions
  • Exceptional strength and modulus, even at elevated temperatures
  • Good resistance to a broad range of chemicals, such as automotive fluids, fully halogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols, and aqueous solutions
  • Stable dielectric constant and dissipation factor over a wide range of temperatures and frequencies

Typical applications include:

  • Semi-con / Electronics:  HDD Components, Wafer Handling, Jigs, Casings, & Connectors 
  • Industrial:  Conveying, Metering, and Sensing applications

Filament Specifications:

  • Diameter:  1.75mm (+/- 0.05mm)
  • Color:  Black 

Recommended Print Conditions:

  • Extruder Temp: 360 - 390°C (all-metal extruder)
  • Bed Temp: 140 - 160°C
  • Bed Prep: Ultem™ Tape (ideal); or Polyimide Tape, Lightly sanded FR4 or Perf board.
  • Other:  No cooling fan, Print speeds of 1000mm/min (starting point) 

Annealing Printed Parts:  If needed, parts printed using Ultem™ PEI may be annealed in a hot-air oven to reduce any printed-in stresses that may be present in the part.  Printed-in stresses may occur in any plastic and may result in lower than expected mechanical properties.  If this is an issue with your part, then you can follow the simple 5-step ramp up/down process for annealing the Ultem™ parts.

Step 1:  Place printed parts in cool, room-temp oven.
Step 2.  Set temp to 300°F and allow to stabilize for 1 hour.  
Step 2:  After 1 hour at 300°F, increase oven temp to 400°F and allow to stabilize 1 additional hour.  
Step 3:  After 1 hour at 400°F, reduce heat back to 300°F and allow to stabilize for 30 minutes.  
Step 4:  After 30 minutes, turn off oven heat and allow printed parts to return to room temp inside the oven as it cools.  

Ultem™ is a registered trademark of Sabic Innovative Plastics.