PPSF/PPSU

Not only mechanically superior, but also dimensionally accurate.

PPSF/PPSU (polyphenylsulfone) material has the greatest heat and chemical resistance of all Fortus materials – ideal for aerospace, automotive and medical applications. PPSF parts manufactured on Fortus® 3D Production Systems are not only mechanically superior, but also dimensionally accurate, to better predict end-product performance. Users can also sterilize PPSF via steam autoclave, EtO sterilization, plasma sterilization, chemical sterilization and radiation. PPSF gives you the ability to manufacture parts direct from digital files that are ideal for conceptual modelling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use-parts.

For 3D printed parts that can withstand punishing heat and exposure to chemicals, FDM Technology works with PPSF/PPSU high-performance thermoplastic. Produce under-the-hood automotive prototypes, sterilisable medical devices, and tooling for demanding applications in-house with PPSF/PPSU material and FDM 3D printing.
This material’s impressive properties expand what Fortus 3D Production Systems can do, helping you speed product development, gain testing confidence and reduce risk. PPSF/PPSU works with breakaway support material.

PPSF/PPSU Materials

PPSF/PPSU Mechanical Properties

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES1TEST METHODENGLISHMETRIC
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6388,000 psi55 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D638300,000 psi2,100 MPa
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6383%3%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D79015,900 psi110 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D790320,000 psi2,200 MPa
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2561.1 ft-lb/in58.7 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2563.1 ft-lb/in165.5 J/m

PPSF/PPSU Thermal Properties

THERMAL PROPERTIES3TEST METHODENGLISHMETRIC
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psiASTM D648372°F189°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)DMA (SSYS)446°F230°C
Coefficient of Thermal ExpansionASTM D6963.1 E -05 in/in/°F5.5 E -05 mm/mm/°C
Melt Point- - - - - - - - -Not Applicable2Not Applicable2

PPSF/PPSU Electrical Properties

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES4TEST METHODVALUE RANGE
Volume ResistivityASTM D2571.5x10e14 - 5.0 x 10e13 ohm-cm
Dielectric ConstantASTM D150-983.2 - 3.0
Dissipation FactorASTM D150-98.0015 - .0011
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09, Method A290 - 80 V/mil

PPSF/PPSU Environmental Resistance

ENVIRONMENTAL RESISTANCE524 HOURS @ 23ÁC (73ÁF)24 HOURS @ 100ÁC (212ÁF)
Antifreeze (Prestone), 50% PassedPassed
Gasoline-UnleadedPassedNot tested
Motor Oil 10W-40PassedPassed
Power Steering FluidPassedPassed
Transmission FluidPassedPassed
Windshield Washer Fluid, 50% PassedNot tested

PPSF/PPSU Other

OTHER3TEST METHODVALUE
Specific GravityASTM D7921.28
Flame ClassificationUL 94V-0
Rockwell HardnessASTM D785M86
UL File Number- - - - - - - - -E345258

PPSF/PPSU System Availability

SYSTEM AVAILABILITYLAYER THICKNESS CAPABILITYSUPPORT STRUCTUREAVAILABLE COLORS
Fortus 400mc, Fortus 900mc0.013 inch (0.330 mm), 0.010 inch (0.254 mm)6BASSTan
1. Build orientation is on side long edge.
2. Due to amorphous nature, material does not display a melting point.
3. Literature value unless otherwise noted.
4. All Electrical Property values were generated from the average of test plaques built with default part density (solid). Test plaques were 4.0 x 4.0 x 0.1 inches (102 x 102 x 2.5 mm) and were built both in the flat and vertical orientation. The range of values is mostly the result of the difference in properties of test plaques built in the flat vs. vertical orientation.
5. Test results based on Stress Crack Resistance (24-hour immersion @ 23°C and @ 100°C). 60.013 inch (0.330 mm) layer thickness not available on Fortus 900mc.

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