PPS AM230™

High performance for special applications

Spectrum PPS AM230™ is another in a series of specialised, high-temperature filaments available from Spectrum. Our material is based on an engineering polymer PPS with exceptionally high mechanical properties. Even under continuous loading at high temperatures (above 125°C), rigidity, strength and creep resistance remain unchanged. Spectrum PPS AM230™ has a softening point (VICAT) of up to 236°C.

The filament also has remarkable chemical resistance – it is virtually insoluble in any known solvent, including concentrated acids and bases. A distinctive feature of Spectrum PPS AM230™ is its inherent non-flammability, even without using flame-retardant additives. Due to its high dielectric strength, PPS is an ideal insulator. Also noteworthy is that PPS exhibits excellent adhesion to silicone, which successfully enhances its functional qualities in applications requiring airtight connections between individual components.

The impressive properties of PPS allow for very versatile applications in 3D printing. Especially in the electronics and automotive sectors, where parts have to withstand the highest mechanical, electrical, thermal and chemical stresses.

Spectrum PPS AM230™ filament is designed for high-temperature printers (head temperature 300-330°C; working platform 100-120°C) with an actively heated chamber (60-80°C). Despite the high dimensional stability of the material, to avoid stress cracks resulting from a sudden change in temperature (especially if the model is geometrically complex), we recommend leaving the model in a warm chamber to gradually cool the print before removing it.

Technical data

Material:
PPS
Available diameter:
1.75 [mm]
Diameter tolerance:
+/- 0.03 [mm]
Density:
1.33 g/cm3
Thermal resistance:
HDT B - 129°C, VICAT - 236°C
Surface finish:
shiny
Verify your spool:
YES (course of diameter online graph - on the entire length of the spool, mean diameter, ovality, standard deviation individually for each manufactured spool)

How to use

Nozzle temperature:
300-330°C
Bed temperature:
100-120°C
Recommended printing speed:
30-70 mm/s
Recommended shell thickness:
0.40 - 2.70mm
Recommended layer height:
0.05 - 0.30mm
Cooling:
0-10%
Closed chamber for printing:
active heated (60-80°C)
Dry box recommended:
yes
Ruby or hardened nozzle recommended:
no
Adhesive:
not necessary (for increased adhesion or to prevent warping: Magigoo Pro HT)

Material characteristics

  • HDT thermal resistance (0.45MN/m2) – 129°C
  • Vicat softening point – 236°C
  • excellent chemical resistance
  • very high dimensional stability
  • solvent resistance
  • high dielectric strength
  • perfect bonding of the layers

Applications

  • machinery parts
  • precision components
  • components exposed to concentrated acids, bases and solvents
  • production tooling
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Where to buy

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Verify Your Spool

Check the course of diameter on the entire length of the spool, ovality, mean diameter and standard deviation for each manufactured spool individually.

Where to buy

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A wide range of products

Wide portfolio consisting of over 50 filaments with a versatile range of properties and applications, divided into three segments: desktop easy-to-use, industrial grade and high performance.

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European made

All filaments from our portfolio are in-house made. We use modern production lines equipped with non-standard solutions to obtain highest quality final product.

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Our qualified support team helps at every stage from material selection to the 3D printing process.

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