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 Mechanical Properties
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES1||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||8,000 psi||55 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||300,000 psi||2,100 MPa|
|Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||3%||3%|
|Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min)||ASTM D790||15,900 psi||110 MPa|
|Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min)||ASTM D790||320,000 psi||2,200 MPa|
|IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C)||ASTM D256||1.1 ft-lb/in||58.7 J/m|
|IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C)||ASTM D256||3.1 ft-lb/in||165.5 J/m|
PPSF/PPSU Thermal Properties
|THERMAL PROPERTIES3||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi||ASTM D648||372°F||189°C|
|Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)||DMA (SSYS)||446°F||230°C|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion||ASTM D696||3.1 E -05 in/in/°F||5.5 E -05 mm/mm/°C|
|Melt Point||- - - - - - - - -||Not Applicable2||Not Applicable2|
PPSF/PPSU Electrical Properties
|ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES4||TEST METHOD||VALUE RANGE|
|Volume Resistivity||ASTM D257||1.5x10e14 - 5.0 x 10e13 ohm-cm|
|Dielectric Constant||ASTM D150-98||3.2 - 3.0|
|Dissipation Factor||ASTM D150-98||.0015 - .0011|
|Dielectric Strength||ASTM D149-09, Method A||290 - 80 V/mil|
PPSF/PPSU Environmental Resistance
|ENVIRONMENTAL RESISTANCE5||24 HOURS @ 23ÁC (73ÁF)||24 HOURS @ 100ÁC (212ÁF)|
|Antifreeze (Prestone), 50%||Passed||Passed|
|Motor Oil 10W-40||Passed||Passed|
|Power Steering Fluid||Passed||Passed|
|Windshield Washer Fluid, 50%||Passed||Not tested|
|Specific Gravity||ASTM D792||1.28|
|Flame Classification||UL 94||V-0|
|Rockwell Hardness||ASTM D785||M86|
|UL File Number||- - - - - - - - -||E345258|
PPSF/PPSU System Availability
|SYSTEM AVAILABILITY||LAYER THICKNESS CAPABILITY||SUPPORT STRUCTURE||AVAILABLE COLORS|
|Fortus 400mc, Fortus 900mc||0.013 inch (0.330 mm), 0.010 inch (0.254 mm)6||BASS||Tan|
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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