PPSF / PPSU

Production-grade Thermoplastic

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

TENSILE STRENGTH

55 MPa

TENSILE MODULUS

2100 MPa

HDT

230 °C

IZOD IMPACT, NOTCHED

58.7 J/m

Main Uses

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.

Top Applications
  • 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
Gasoline-Unleaded Passed Not tested
Motor Oil 10W-40 Passed Passed
Power Steering Fluid Passed Passed
Transmission Fluid Passed Passed
Windshield Washer Fluid, 50% Passed Not tested

 

OTHER TEST METHOD VALUE
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.28
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 M86

 

SYSTEM
AVAILABILITY
LAYER THICKNESS
CAPABILITY
SUPPORT
STRUCTURE
AVAILABLE
COLOURS
Stratasys F900 0.013 inch (0.330 mm)
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)6
Breakaway Tan

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology

Advantages of 3D printing PPSF / PPSU with a Stratasys FDM Machine

Tough long-lasting parts

FDM technology works with engineering-grade thermoplastics to build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology. PPSF / PPSU parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.

Meet production demands

FDM systems are as versatile and durable as the parts they produce. Advanced FDM 3D Printers boast the largest build envelopes and material capacities in their class, delivering longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher quantities than other additive manufacturing systems, delivering high throughput, duty cycles and utilization rates.

Gain new possibilities

FDM 3D Printers streamline processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way. Industries can cut lead times and costs, products turn out better and get to market faster.

Compatible 3D Printers

Stratasys Machines that can print with PPSF / PPSU material

Stratasys F900 Production Machine

Stratasys F900

The Stratasys F900 is the ultimate manufacturing-grade production 3D printer with the widest array of engineering-grade materials, maximum throughput, largest build platform, and highest accuracy.

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