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ULTEM 3D Printing Services

Your resource for all your ULTEM 3D printing application needs.

  • Replace Metal Components
  • High Strength Jigs, Fixtures, & Tooling
  • Manufacturing Environments
  • End-Use Aerospace Parts
  • End-Use Medical Components

ULTEM 3D Printing Services

Your resource for all your ULTEM 3D printing application needs.

  • Replace Metal Components
  • High Strength Jigs, Fixtures, & Tooling
  • Manufacturing Environments
  • End-Use Aerospace Parts
  • End-Use Medical Components

Ultimate Engineering Material

About ULTEM

ULTEM is a high-performance plastic created by SABIC. When it was originally invented, it was named ULTEM as an acronym for “Ultimate Engineering Material”. Today, it comes in many different varieties that can be custom-tailored to the application. ULTEM9085 and ULTEM1010 are offered as 3D printing materials

What ULTEM Is Used For

ULTEM is commonly used in highly demanding environments to replace metal components. It is able to withstand up to 300 degrees Celsius in constant operation. It is often used for end-use aerospace or medical components. In a manufacturing environment, it can be used for high strength jigs, fixtures, and tooling.

3D Printing With ULTEM

Our In House Manufacturing Gives Us Unmatched Flexibility

WWhen ULTEM is 3D printed, no tooling is needed for an injection molded part. The 3D printing process can conserve material that would otherwise be wasted by machining raw stock material.

We can process parts directly from a SOLIDWORKS or STEP file. Typically parts are accurate to +/-0.008” of the nominal value on a CAD model. Our typical lead time is 5-7 business days, but often much faster for small orders. Our team of engineers has accumulated decades of experience and will work directly with you to make sure the parts are suited for your application.

3 Easy Steps To Order Your Parts

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Step 1: Request 3D Print

Fill out our printing request form. Our Application Engineering Team will review your part for printability. If there are any questions or recommendations, our engineers will personally reach out to you.

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Step 2: Begin Printing Process

The team will input selected settings to our print software and send the job to the printer. Parts are then printed on our machines in our Syracuse office “Fablab”. If necessary, the support material is removed by hand or in our wash tanks.

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Step 3: Inspect and Ship Final Product

Once the prints are inspected for quality, they are packaged and shipped.

Fill out our printing request form cadimensions

Step 1: Request 3D Print

Fill out our printing request form. Our Application Engineering Team will review your part for printability. If there are any questions or recommendations, our engineers will personally reach out to you.

print software and send the job to the printer cadimensions

Step 2: Begin Printing Process

The team will input selected settings to our print software and send the job to the printer. Parts are then printed on our machines in our Syracuse office “Fablab”. If necessary, the support material is removed by hand or in our wash tanks.

final product cadimensions

Step 3: Inspect and Ship Final Product

Once the prints are inspected for quality, they are packaged and shipped.

Frequently Asked Questions About ULTEM 3D Printing

What file format do you need?

We can process parts from a variety of different file formats (STL, OBJ, IGES, SLDPRT, etc.) We prefer STEP files, since they are easy to open and accurately represent the CAD geometry.

What is the maximum operating temperature?

ULTEM can operate continuously in an environment at 392F (200C).

What chemicals can it resist?

ULTEM is very chemical resistant. It has excellent chemical resistance to petroleum fuels, oils, alcohols, and hydrocarbons like benzene or propane.

What is the thinnest possible feature

In order to have a strong model, the thinnest wall we can recommend would be 0.040” (1mm).

What is the dimensional accuracy?

Our process will hold +/-0.2mm (0.008”). If there are any critical features that you would like given special consideration, please not them in the “Additional Comments” box.

What is the largest part you can build?

Our maximum part size is 16x14x16” (XYZ). However, if you need to build larger parts, the model can be cut into sections and epoxied together.

How expensive is it?

We have a minimum order value of $75, and orders beyond that are calculated based on the size of the part.

What file format do you need?

We can process parts from a variety of different file formats (STL, OBJ, IGES, SLDPRT, etc.) We prefer STEP files, since they are easy to open and accurately represent the CAD geometry.

What is the maximum operating temperature?

ULTEM can operate continuously in an environment at 392F (200C).

What chemicals can it resist?

ULTEM is very chemical resistant. It has excellent chemical resistance to petroleum fuels, oils, alcohols, and hydrocarbons like benzene or propane.

What is the thinnest possible feature

In order to have a strong model, the thinnest wall we can recommend would be 0.040” (1mm).

What is the dimensional accuracy?

Our process will hold +/-0.2mm (0.008”). If there are any critical features that you would like given special consideration, please not them in the “Additional Comments” box.

What is the largest part you can build?

Our maximum part size is 16x14x16” (XYZ). However, if you need to build larger parts, the model can be cut into sections and epoxied together.

How expensive is it?

We have a minimum order value of $75, and orders beyond that are calculated based on the size of the part.

We Can Handle All Your ULTEM 3D Printing Projects

Please fill out the short form below to request a quote. We have a real person review every file that’s submitted to make sure it can be 3D printed. We are happy to offer design advice if you would like it.

Please submit your 3D model as an attachment. If you have multiple files, please submit them in a ZIP folder. We aim to have quotes turned around in less than 24 hours.

Our typical lead time is 5-7 business days, but often much faster for small orders. Our team of engineers has accumulated decades of experience and is excited to work with you to make sure the 3D prints fit your needs.

*If you have multiple files, please upload a ZIP folder.

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Attachments are not required. There is a limit of 25MB for attachments.

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