Printing with high-temperature materials, such as ASA, PC, PEEK and PEI (Ultem)
One of the many benefits of the Mosquito® and Copperhead® hotends is that they are designed with high-temperature materials, such as ASA, PC, PEEK and PEI (Ultem), in mind. However, successful 3D printing relies on multiple parameters beyond simply melting the filament. This is especially true of high-temperature materials. Some examples of specific issues that need to be overcome are:
- Hotend capability (the Mosquito™ and Copperhead™ help with this!)
- A temperature-controlled build chamber
- Controlled part cooling
- Proper cooling for the internal components, such as motors, extruders, and fans
DISCLAIMER: Printing high-temperature filaments is a potentially dangerous task, and should not be undertaken without professional expertise. The energy required to melt such plastics can pose a significant safety hazard, including but not limited to fire risks and outgassing of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
The Slice Engineering team is available to assist with high-temperature printing needs. Please visit the contact page
on our website to get in touch with us.