You lika to burn tha meatballs eh? He lika to burn tha meatballs! OH, and the noodles!? and the TABLE!!? and the ULTEM 9085!!!?!?!? Bontà mia!

Yes folks, and burn it will, all of it. Even the 3D print material that passes FAR 25.853 flammability requirements for aircraft with occupants. It’s ULTEM 9085, the up and coming print material that can be used for actual production parts on commercial or private aircraft. Joris Peels (@pilz), of i.materialise, takes on the task of showing how long it takes to light up the fancy material.

The machines that print the Ultem 9085 material are the Stratasys FDM machines on the FORTUS 3D Production Systems. Here’s a look at the ULTEM 9085 spec and link to the original PDF.

We actually use this material where I work for ventilation components installed on private aircraft. With the price point increasingly beating the one-off manufacturing cost of a molded part, it’s a new material that has really taken off over the past year. In fact, the price point is almost to the point to where it would be more advantageous (time and material cost) to use it for repeat parts. If you’re in the business of creating custom molded parts, be it for any commercial or private applications, definitely look into 3D printing those parts with this material.

Do you use 3D printing to manufacture production ready parts?

Via my brother and Make


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