When you’re 3D printing for demanding purposes, only the most durable materials will withstand the stress. That’s why we at Filamatrix work hard to supply PEEK 3D printing filaments you know you can rely on. Our PEEK contains only the best raw materials and is made to handle your precision jobs.
PEEK 3D Printer Filament
EXTRUDER TEMP – 370 – 420 °C
BED TEMP – >120 °C
PEEK is a high-performance polymer that offers some of the best properties available in FDM. It has outstanding mechanical properties combined with excellent thermal and chemical resistance. Its properties make it ideal for high performance, demanding applications in fields such as aerospace, automotive, and biomedical.
PEEK, like most polymer materials, inherently takes up moisture from the surrounding atmosphere due to the nature of its chemistry. When most polymers are extruded with high moisture content, the chains in the polymer will break. When this happens, you may notice a change in viscosity and melt strength of the melted polymer. An obvious sign of your filament being too wet is popping noises as the material is extruded, the moisture in the material vaporizing. PEEK is shipped in vacuum-sealed bags to prevent moisture uptake during shipping and storage.
With PEEK being such a high-temperature polymer, especially when compared to other FDM materials, special considerations must be made for printing. Check with your printer manufacturer to be sure that your printer can handle the higher heats required to print this material. A heated chamber is also recommended when printing this material.
PEEK Filament is proudly made in the USA to the tightest diameter tolerance on the market. Filamatrix filaments are designed and developed by engineers with 50+ years of experience in plastic extrusion. All Filamatrix products are repeatedly tested for color uniformity and physical properties through an in-house print lab, consisting of numerous printer manufacturers. Physical properties of printed test bars are checked in an outside, certified lab.
- Recommended nozzle temperature: 370 – 420 °C
- Recommended bed temperature: >120 °C
- Recommended heated chamber: 70 – 140 °C
- PEEK is moisture sensitive; measures should be taken to keep the filament dry
- Recommended drying temperature: 120 °C
- Generally, slower speeds, larger nozzles and layers are recommended as a starting point