PPSF / PPSU
PPSF / PPSU (polyphenylsulfone) material has the greatest heat and chemical resistance of all Stratays materials - ideal for aerospace, automotive and medical applications.
PPSF parts manufactured on Stratasys 3D Printers are not only mechanically superior, but also dimensionally accurate, to better predict end-product performance. Users can also sterilize PPSF via steam autoclave, EtO sterilization, plasma sterilization, chemical sterilization and radiation.
PPSF / PPSU Material Properties
Behaviour and use
PPSU combines strong mechanical performance with high temperature and chemical resistance for demanding applications like low-volume injection molds, under-hood automotive scenarios and heat, chemical, plasma and radiation sterilization.
- Concept modeling
- Functional prototyping
- Manufacturing tooling aids
- Production parts
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PPSF / PPSU Specification & Features
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||8,000 psi||55 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||300,000 psi||2,100 MPa|
|Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||3%||3%|
|Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||15,900 psi||110 MPa|
|Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||320,000 psi||2,200 MPa|
|IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23 °C)||ASTM D256||1.1 ft-lb/in||58.7 J/m|
|IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23 °C)||ASTM D256||3.1 ft-lb/in||165.5 J/m|
|THERMAL PROPERTIES||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi||ASTM D648||372 °F||189 °C|
|Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)||DMA (SSYS)||446 °F||230 °C|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion||ASTM D696||3.1x10 in/in/°F||5.5x10 mm/mm/°C|
|Melting Point||---------||Not Applicable2||Not Applicable2|
|ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES||TEST METHOD||VALUE RANGE|
|Volume Resistivity||ASTM D257||1.5x10 - 5.0x10 ohm-cm|
|Dielectric Constant||ASTM D150-98||3.2 - 3.0|
|Dissipation Factor||ASTM D150-98||.0015 - .0011|
|Dielectric Strength||ASTM D149-09, Method A||290 - 80 V/mil|
|ENVIRONMENTAL RESISTANCE||24 HOURS @ 23 °C (73 °F)||24 HOURS @ 100 °C (212 °F)|
|Antifreeze (Prestone), 50%||Passed||Passed|
|Motor Oil 10W-40||Passed||Passed|
|Power Steering Fluid||Passed||Passed|
|Windshield Washer Fluid, 50%||Passed||Not tested|
|Specific Gravity||ASTM D792||1.28|
|Rockwell Hardness||ASTM D785||M86|
|Stratasys F900||0.013 inch (0.330 mm)
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)6
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