ULTEM 9085

Expand the use of 3D printing into applications that demand high thermal and chemical resistance.

ULTEM™ 9085 resin is a flame-retardant high-performance thermoplastic for digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping. It is ideal for the transportation industry due to its high strength-to-weight ratio and its FST (flame, smoke and toxicity) rating. This unique material’s certifications make it an excellent choice for the commercial transportation industry – especially aerospace, marine and ground vehicles. Combined with a Fortus® 3D Production System, ULTEM 9085 allows design and manufacturing engineers to produce fully functional parts that are ideal for advanced functional prototypes or end use without the cost or lead time of traditional tooling.

With a reputation for reliability, this famously overachieving thermoplastic has well-rounded thermal, mechanical and chemical properties that make it a top choice for many advanced applications.

ULTEM 9085 is an FDM thermoplastic ideal for aerospace, automotive and military applications because of its FST rating, high strength-to-weight ratio and existing certifications. It empowers design and manufacturing engineers to 3D print advanced functional prototypes and production parts. ULTEM 9085 expands the use of 3D printing into applications that demand good thermal and chemical resistance. Advanced applications include functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and low-volume, high-value production parts. Available in black or tan and uses breakaway support material.

ULTEM™ 9085 Materials

ULTEM 9085 Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6386,800 psi4,800 psi47 MPa33 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6389,950 psi6,100 psi69 MPa42 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D638312,000 psi329,000 psi2,150 MPa2,270 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6385.80%2.20%5.80%2.20%
Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6382.20%1.70%2.20%1.70%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D79016,200 psi9,900 psi112 MPa68 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D790331,000 psi297,000 psi2,300 MPa2,050 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D790No break3.70%No break3.70%
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2562.2 ft-lb/in0.9 ft-lb/in120 J/m48 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D25614.6 ft-lb/in3.2 ft-lb/in781 J/m172 J/m
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D69514,500 psi12,700 psi100 MPa87 MPa
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D69526,200 psi13,100 psi181 MPa90 MPa
Compressive Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D6951,030,000 psi251,000 psi7,012 MPa1,731 MPa

ULTEM 9085 Thermal Properties

Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi, 0.125" unannealedASTM D648307°F153°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)DSC (SSYS)367°F186°C
Coefficient of Thermal ExpansionASTM E8313.67x10-05 in/(in·°F)65.27 µm/(m·°C)
Melting Point---------------Not Applicable3Not Applicable3

ULTEM 9085 Electrical Properties

Volume ResistivityASTM D2574.9 x1015 - 8.2x1015 ohm-cm
Dielectric ConstantASTM D150-983 - 3.2
Dissipation FactorASTM D150-98.0026 - .0027
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09, Method A110 - 290 V/mil

ULTEM 9085 Other

Specific GravityASTM D7921.34
Rockwell HardnessASTM D785---
Flame ClassificationUL94V-0 (1.5 mm, 3 mm)
Oxygen IndexASTM D28630.49
OSU Total Heat Release (2 min test, . 060" thick)FAR 25.85316 kW min/m_
UL File Number---------------E345258
Total Mass Loss (TML)
ASTM E5950.41% (1.00% maximum)
Collected Volatile Condensable Material (CVCM)
ASTM E595-0.1% (0.10% maximum)
Water Vapor Recovered (WVR)
ASTM E595-0.37% (report)
Fungus Resistance (Method 508.6)
Burn Testing
Horizontal Burn (15 sec)
14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (0.060" thick)
Vertical Burn (60 sec)
14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (0.060" thick)
Vertical Burn (12 sec)
14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (0.060" thick)
45° Ignition
14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (0.060" thick)
Heat Release14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (0.060" thick)
NBS Smoke Density (flaming)ASTM F814/E662Passed (0.060" thick)
NBS Smoke Density (non-flaming)ASTM F814/E662Passed (0.060" thick)

ULTEM 9085 System Availability

Fortus 400mc™, Fortus 450mc™, Fortus 900mc™0.013 inch (0.330 mm), 0.010 inch (0.254 mm)BreakawayTan (Natural), Black
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. 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.

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