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PEEK offers optimum properties for in-vivo applications in many aspects. In comparison to a titanium based implant, a PEEK implant is appreciably similar to the human bone in mechanical stiffness and elasticity thus can easily mechanically conform as the bone exercises internal motion. Since this material is radiolucent, it is suitable for radiological diagnostics and therapeutic radiation technology. Thanks to its insulating properties, the material is also less susceptible to temperature effects than its metal substitute materials.
PEEK is a semi-crystalline material. Semi-crystalline materials have distinct characteristics compared to amorphous materials. Semi-crystalline materials have well-defined melting point, good chemical, fatigue and wear resistance. Proper attention must be paid to the temperature control during printing to ensure it is regulated well to produce parts of consistent crystallinity with good properties.
Apium P220 Series 3D printers allow the printing of PEEK parts with 29-32% crystallinity, the closest ratio in the 3D printing industry to 35% crystallinity of injection moulded PEEK parts.
The professional PEEK 3D printers of Apium are capable of processing medical grade PEEK filaments with the highest quality in 3D printing industry.
Characteristics of 3D printed PEEK with Apium`s technology:
PEEK is your lightweight material solution where manufacturing costs, durability in harsh environments and processing flexibility play a significant role. It offers great benefits for landing gear hubcaps, aircraft door handles, cable ties, composite fasteners, as housing for fire prone components and many more applications.
PEEK exhibits an excellent combination of strength, durability and heat resistance. PEEK is the material solution where system weight, energy efficiency and a wide range of operating temperatures (-196°C to 260°C) play a significant role in your operations.
PEEK is the material of choice for your oil and gas applications which require high quality equipment and tool systems to extreme temperatures, corrosive fluids and gases, and high pressures. For antenna sleeves, valve seats, electrical connectors, primary seals, impellers and many more system components, benefit from the outstanding characteristics of PEEK.
For the two main properties requirements -electrical insulation and mechanical function- of your electronics applications being contact sockets, insulators, wafer carriers, chemical cleaning systems, etc., PEEK is the material of choice with its outstanding properties.
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Medical PEEK 3D Printing
Apium is proud to introduce Apium M220 Series 3D Printers – the first of its kind.
Apium M220 is able to process medical grade PEEK, without affecting its biocompatibility and sterilisation properties.
Apium P400 is the most flexible platform for processing High Performance and Engineering Polymers. Apium P400 enables one to experience a new level of additive manufacturing with its exceptional new features like Next Generation Adaptive Zone Heater, Energy Efficiency, Multi-Material Processing capability, and much more.