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AM Polymer

Oerlikon AM offers two additive manufacturing technologies for polymers.

Laser Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB/P) of Polymers, also known as Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), is a powder based additive production process to manufacture plastic prototypes or series parts. The CLIP technology (continuous liquid interface production) belongs to the AM Process category of Vat Photopolymerization (VPP). It is an innovative technology in which components are made by the hardening of a liquid polymer selectively exposed to ultraviolet light from a Digital Light Processing projector. The process can be considered continuous and exceptionally short build times are achieved.

CLIP – Vat Photopolymerization (VPP)

Oerlikon AM supports an extensive portfolio of standard Additive Manufacturing (AM) materials. Our dedicated Applications Engineering Team supports you in choosing and implementing the most appropriate AM materials and processes as you develop your AM components. Contact us to find out more about Oerlikon AM CLIP capabilities

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Vat Photopolymerization (VPP) also known as CLIP
Carbon 3x Carbon M2

 

  • SIL30 - Silicone Urethane Elastomer

    Characteristics
    • Soft
    • Tear resistant 
    • Biocompatible

    Physical and Mechanical Properties

    Material Characteristics Unit  

    Tensile strength

    MPa

    3.2

    Elongation at break A

    %

    330

    Hardness, ASTM D2240

    Shore A

    35

    Stress at 50 % Elongation

    MPa

    0.42

    Stress at 100 % Elongation

    MPa

    0.69

    Stress at 200 % Elongation

    MPa

    1.45

    Density, ASTM D792

    g/cm3

    1.07

    Thermal Properties

    Material Characteristics Unit  

    Tg (DMA, tan(d)), ASTM D4065

    °C

    8

  • EPU40 - Elastomeric Polyurethane

    Characteristics
    • Excellent elasticity and resilience
    • High tear resistance 
    • Highest elongation 
    • Similar to: TPE

    Physical and Mechanical Properties

    Material Characteristics Unit  

    Tensile strength

    MPa

    10.2 ± 1.6

    Tensile Set, 100 % Elongation

    %

    2.1

    Elongation at break A

    %

    310 ± 25

    Hardness, ASTM D2240

    Shore A

    68

    Stress at 50 % Elongation

    MPa

    1.9

    Stress at 100 % Elongation

    MPa

    3.0

    Stress at 200 % Elongation

    MPa

    5.5

    Tear Strength, ASTM D624-C

    kN/m

    23 ± 3

    Compression Set, 23 °C, 72 hrs, ASTM D395-B

    %

    23

    Bayshore Rebound Resilience, ASTM D2632

    %

    29

    Density, ASTM D792

    g/cm3

    1.025

    Thermal Properties

    Material Characteristics Unit  

    Tg (DMA, E’)

    °C

    -50

    Tg (DMA, tan(d))

    °C

    -6

    Electrical Properties

    Material Characteristics Unit  

    Dissipation Factor

     

    0.031

    Dielectric Constant

     

    3.9

     

  • RPU70 - Rigid Polyurethane

    Characteristics
    • High strength and toughness
    • Good heat resistance 
    • Flammability UL 94 HB
    • Similar to: ABS & PC/AB

    Physical and Mechanical Properties

    Material Characteristics Unit  

    Tensile Modulus

    MPa

    1900 ± 200

    Ultimate Tensile Strength

    MPa

    45 ± 2

    Tensile Strength at Yield

    MPa

    45 ± 2

    Elongation at Break

    %

    100 ± 20

    Hardness, ASTM D2240

    Shore D

    80

    Flexural Strength

    MPa

    62 ± 9

    Flexural Modulus

    MPa

    1800 ± 300

    Notched Izod (Machined), 23 °C, ASTM D256

    J/m

    22 ± 1

    Notched Izod (Machined), -30 °C, ASTM D256

    J/m

    19 ± 4

    Unnotched Izod, ASTM D4812

    J/m

    530 ± 30

    Density, ASTM D792

    g/cm3

    1.076

    Thermal Properties

    Material Characteristics Unit  

    Heat Deflection Temperature @ 0.455 MPa/66 psi, ASTM D648

    °C

    70

     

  • CE221 - Cyanate Ester

    Characteristics
    • High performance cyanester based polymer 
    • Excellent strength and stiffness 
    • Highest heat deflection temperature 
    • Chemical resistance 
    • Similar to: PA6-GF

    Physical and Mechanical Properties

    Material Characteristics Unit  

    Tensile Modulus

    MPa

    3870 ± 140

    Ultimate Tensile Strength

    MPa

    92 ± 13

    Elongation at Break

    %

    3.3 ± 0.8

    Hardness, ASTM D2240

    Shore D

    92

    Flexural Strength

    MPa

    131 ± 27

    Flexural Modulus (chord, 0.5-1 % strain)

    MPa

    3780 ± 113

    Notched Izod (Machined), ASTM D256

    J/m

    15 ± 1

    Unnotched Izod, ASTM D4812

    J/m

    291 ± 46

    Density, ASTM D792

    g/cm3

    1.210

    Thermal Properties

    Material Characteristics Unit  

    Heat Deflection Temperature @ 0.455 MPa/66 psi, ASTM D648

    °C

    231

    Heat Capacity, 23 °C, ASTM E1269

    J/g-°C

    1.17

    Thermal Conductivity, ASTM C518

    W/m-k

    0.167

    Electrical Properties

    Material Characteristics Unit  

    Dielectric Strength, ASTM D149

    kV/mm

    22.0

    Dielectric Constant, 1 kHz, ASTM D150

     

    3.12

    Dissipation Factor, 1 kHz, ASTM D150

     

    0.00456

    Volume Resistivity, ASTM D257

    ohm-cm

    2.24E+14

  • EPX82 - Epoxy

    Characteristics
    • Thermoset
    • High Strength and toughness 
    • Good heat resistance
    • Flammability: UL 94 HB 
    • Similar to: 20% glass filled PBT

    Physical and Mechanical Properties

    Material Characteristics Unit  

    Tensile Modulus

    MPa

    2800

    Tensile strength

    MPa

    82

    Strength at Break

    MPa

    78

    Elongation at break A

    %

    5.9

    Hardness, ASTM D2240

    Shore D

    89

    Flexural Stress at 5% Strain

    MPa

    130

    Flexural Modulus

    MPa

    3000

    Notched Izod (Machined), ASTM D256

    J/m

    44

    Unnotched Izod, ASTM D4812

    J/m

    370

    Density, ASTM D792

    g/cm3

    1.076

    Water Absorption, 23°C, 24 hours, ASTM D570

    %

    0.74

    Thermal Properties

    Material Characteristics Unit  

    Heat Deflection Temperature at 0.455 MPa/66 psi, ASTM D648

    °C

    115

    Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (-60, 100°C), ASTM E831

    ppm/°C

    88

    Flammability, UL 94 (1.5 mm, 3.0 mm)

     

    HB

Material Reference

All material properties have been shared for reference purposes only and are not sufficient to design or certify parts. No warranty or guarantee is made against these results. Properties may be developed and optimized based on application specific requirements.

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