Collaboration with Bond3D to develop implants of the future
enabling the production of highly complex, customised components
with digital design and fabrication of PEEK parts for rapid prototyping.
from reduced machining waste, assembly steps, and capital intensity.
All the benefits of high-performance PEEK polymer combined with the benefits of additive manufacturing.
New advanced machine technology to make strong, functional parts.
Implantable polymers backed by a Masterfile of data to support regulatory submissions.
Victrex has developed new PAEK materials* that have been optimised for additive manufacturing, including filament fusion (FF) and laser sintering (LS). These new VICTREX™ PAEK polymer solutions have been developed as filaments and fine powder respectively. In LS, the new polymer grades have shown encouragingly low refresh rates, improving the recycle of unsintered powder, while maintaining good mechanical properties. In FF they have displayed improved mechanical properties and printability.
*These are currently suitable for non-implantable devices only.
Successfully printing parts requires an eco-system of solutions including the right materials, a capable machine, design, and additive manufacturing process know-how. We are working to establish a more complete set of solutions for 3D printing of PEEK components and parts. We would like to hear about the parts that you need to make, and explore how we might help you with our current or future 3DP capabilities.
We are working with industry leaders to create new solutions for additive manufacturing of PEEK. For example, we are currently collaborating with the University of Exeter on R&D in pursuit of the full potential of high-performance additive manufacturing polymers. We are also collaborating with machine makers and customers to accelerate our collective progress.
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From the invention of PEEK over 40 years ago, Victrex has continually pioneered new PAEK-based polymers, materials and solutions that have transformed markets, delivering global impact in the toughest environments.
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