ULTEM 1010

Production-grade Thermoplastic

ULTEM 1010 resin is a high-performance FDM® thermoplastic that offers excellent strength, thermal stability and the ability to withstand steam autoclaving.

ULTEM™ 1010 resin is available in a general-purpose grade as well as a certified grade (CG) for those customers who want to take advantage of food-contact certification for special applications including food production tools and custom medical applications. ULTEM 1010 resin offers the highest heat resistance, chemical resistance and tensile strength of any FDM thermoplastic and is ideal for  aerospace and automotive applications.

ULTEM 1010 Material Properties

Behaviour and use


64 MPa (XZ Axis)
and 42 MPa (ZX Axis)


2770 MPa (XZ Axis)
and 2200 MPa (ZX Axis)


216 °C


41 J/m (XZ Axis)
and 24 J/m (ZX Axis)

Main Uses

ULTEM 1010 resin offers the highest heat resistance, chemical resistance and tensile strength of any FDM thermoplastic. The certified grade of this material is bio-compatible and approved for food contact with NSF 51 and ISO 10993/USP Class VI certifications. Ideal for automotive, aerospace, medical and food production industries.

Top Applications
  • Custom tools for metal, plastic or composite parts fabrication
  • Medical tools like surgical guides that can withstand steam autoclaving
  • Temperature-resistant dies, patterns and fixtures for food production
  • Out-of-cabin aerospace components and under-the-hood automotive components including housings, ducts and semi-structural components

FDM Materials Profile

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Take a closer look at some of Stratasys’ most popular and versatile FDM materials along with six useful tips and tricks for getting the best results from each.

The materials covered in this video span from standard plastics (ABS-M30 and ASA) to engineering (Nylon 12) and high performance plastics (ULTEM 9085 and ULTEM 1010).

FDM Material Applications

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ULTEM 1010 Specification & Features

Mechanical Properties Test Method Value
XZ Orientation ZX Orientation
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 64 MPa
9,300 psi
41 MPa
5,990 psi
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 81 MPa
11,700 psi
48 MPa
7,000 psi
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 2,770 MPa 402,000 psi 2,200 MPa
322,000 psi
Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 3.3% 2.0%
Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 2.2% 1.5%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 144 MPa
21,000 psi
77 MPa
11,100 psi
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 2,820 MPa
409,000 psi
2,230 MPa
324,000 psi
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 No break 3.5%
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 41 J/m
0.8 ft-lb/in
24 J/m
0.4 ft-lb/in
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 326 J/m
6.1 ft-lb f/in
138 J/m
2.6 ft-lb/in
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 134 MPa
19,500 psi
107 MPa
15,100 psi
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 No break 15,500 psi
Compressive Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 10,000 MPa
1,450,000 psi
1,120 MPa
305,000 psi


Thermal Properties Test Method English Metric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi, 0.125” unannealed ASTM D648 421°F 216°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi, 0.125” unannealed ASTM D648 415°F 213°C
Vicat Softening Temperature (Rate B/50) ASTM D1525 416°F 214°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) DSC (SSYS) 419°F 215°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion ASTM E831 26x10 in/(in·°F) 47 µm/(m·°C)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow) ASTM E831 25x10 in/(in·°F) 41 µm/(m·°C)
Melting Point --------------- Not Applicable Not Applicable


Electrical Properties Test Method Value Range
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 1.0 x10 - 8.96x10 ohm-cm
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 2.67
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 .001
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A 240 V/mil


Other Test Method Value
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.27
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 109
Flame Classification UL94 V0 (1.5 mm), V0, 5VA (3 mm)
Oxygen Index ASTM D2863 0.44
Vertical Burn FAR 25.853 (Test a (60s), passes at) 4 seconds
OSU Total Heat Release (2 min test, . 060” thick) FAR 25.853 35.7 kW min/m2
Food Safety Certification NSF 51 Certified
Bio-compatibility Certification ISO 10993 Certified


Burn Testing Test Method Value
Horizontal Burn (15 sec) 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (.060” thick)
Vertical Burn (60 sec) 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (.060” thick)
Vertical Burn (12 sec) 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (.060” thick)
45° Ignition 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (.060” thick)
Heat Release 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (.060” thick)
NBS Smoke Density (flaming) ASTM F814/E662 Passed (.060” thick)
NBS Smoke Density (non-flaming) ASTM F814/E662 Passed (.060” thick)


System Availability Layer Thickness Capability Support Structure Available Colours
Stratasys F900
Fortus 450mc
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)
0.013 inch (0.333 mm)
0.020 inch (0.508 mm)
Breakaway Natural

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology

Advantages of 3D printing ULTEM 1010 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. ULTEM 1010 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 ULTEM 1010 material

Fortus 380mc

Fortus 450mc

A workhorse 3D printer for engineers that require demanding flexibility to print larger-sized or many parts in an array of engineering-grade materials with high speed and unfailing throughput.

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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