ULTEM 1010

Manufacture out-of-cabin aerospace components and under-the-hood automotive components.

ULTEM™ 1010 is a high-performance FDM® thermoplastic that offers excellent strength, thermal stability and the ability to withstand steam autoclaving. ULTEM 1010 is available in a general-purpose grade as well as a certified grade (CG) for those customers who want to take advantage of food-contact and bio-compatibility certifications for special applications including food production tools and custom medical applications. ULTEM 1010 offers the highest heat resistance, chemical resistance and tensile strength of any FDM thermoplastic and is ideal for aerospace and automotive applications.

Its food-contact and biocompatibility certifications expand the use of additive manufacturing into applications like custom food-production tools and autoclave-sterilisable medical devices.

The certified grade of this material is biocompatible and approved for food contact with NSF 51 and ISO 10993/USP Class VI certifications.

Produce large custom tools for metal, plastic or composite parts fabrication; 3D print medical tools like surgical guides that can withstand steam autoclaving; build temperature-resistant dies, patterns and fixtures for food production; even manufacture out-of-cabin aerospace components and under-the-hood automotive components including housings, ducts and semi-structural components.

ULTEM 1010 works with improved, easy-to-use breakaway support material.

ULTEM™ 1010 Materials

ULTEM 1010 Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6389,300 psi6,100 psi64 MPa42 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D63811,700 psi5,400 psi81 MPa37 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D638402,000 psi322,000 psi2,770 MPa2,200 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6383.30%2.00%3.30%2.00%
Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6382.20%1.50%2.20%1.50%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D79021,000 psi11,100 psi144 MPa77 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D790409,000 psi324,000 psi2,820 MPa2,230 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D790No break3.50%No break3.50%
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2560.8 ft-lb/in0.4 ft-lb/in41 J/m24 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2566.1 ft-lb/in2.6 ft-lb/in326 J/m138 J/m
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D69519,500 psi15,100 psi134 MPa107 MPa
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D695No break15,500 psiNo break1,125 MPa
Compressive Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D6951,450,000 psi305,000 psi10,000 MPa1,120 MPa

ULTEM 1010 Thermal Properties

Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi, 0.125" unannealedASTM D648421°F216°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi, 0.125" unannealedASTM D648415°F213°C
Vicat Softening Temperature (Rate B/50)ASTM D1525416°F214°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)DSC (SSYS)419°F215ÁC
Coefficient of Thermal ExpansionASTM E83126x10-06 in/(in·°F)47 µm/(m·°C)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow)ASTM E83125x10-06 in/(in·°F)41 µm/(m·°C)
Melting Point---------------Not Applicable3Not Applicable3
Volume ResistivityASTM D2571.0 x1014 - 8.96x1015 ohm-cm
Dielectric ConstantASTM D150-982.67
Dissipation FactorASTM D150-980.001
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09, Method A240 V/mil

ULTEM 1010 Other

Specific GravityASTM D7921.27
Rockwell HardnessASTM D785109
Flame ClassificationUL94V0 (1.5 mm), V0, 5VA (3 mm)
Oxygen IndexASTM D28630.44
Vertical BurnFAR 25.853 (Test a (60s), passes at) 4 seconds
OSU Total Heat Release (2 min test, . 060" thick) FAR 25.85335.7 kW min/m2
UL File Number---------------E345258
Food Safety Certification4NSF 51Certified
Bio-Compatibility Certification4ISO 10993/USP Class VICertified
Horizontal Burn (15 sec)
14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (.060" thick)
Vertical Burn (60 sec)
14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (.060" thick)
Vertical Burn (12 sec)
14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (.060" thick)
45° Ignition
14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (.060" thick)
Heat Release
14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (.060" thick)
NBS Smoke Density (flaming)
ASTM F814/E662Passed (.060" thick)
NBS Smoke Density (non-flaming)
ASTM F814/E662Passed (.060" thick)

ULTEM 1010 System Availability

Fortus 400mc™, Fortus 450mc™, Fortus 900mc™0.013 inch (0.330 mm), 0.010 inch (0.254 mm)BreakawayNatural

1. Build orientation is on side long edge.
2. Literature value unless otherwise noted.
3. Due to amorphous nature, material does not display a melting point.
4. Available for ULTEM 1010 CG (certified grade) canisters.

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