UltiMaker CPE Material
Explore reasons for using CPE
Ultimaker CPE (co-polyester) is a versatile filament used in 3D printing, and it has significant relevance when it comes to producing mechanical parts. CPE is known for its combination of mechanical strength, heat resistance, and chemical resistance, making it well-suited for various mechanical applications.
In the realm of mechanical parts, Ultimaker CPE offers several benefits:
Strength and Durability: Ultimaker CPE possesses good mechanical properties, including high tensile strength and impact resistance. This makes it suitable for creating load-bearing and durable mechanical components.
Heat Resistance: Mechanical parts often encounter elevated temperatures, especially in applications like automotive and industrial machinery. Ultimaker CPE's heat resistance ensures that parts remain stable and functional even under challenging conditions.
Chemical Resistance: In environments where mechanical parts might be exposed to chemicals or solvents, Ultimaker CPE's chemical resistance provides added reliability and longevity.
Precision and Dimensional Stability: CPE filament maintains dimensional stability during and after printing, ensuring that mechanical parts are accurately produced and fit together seamlessly.
Reduced Warping: Ultimaker CPE has low warping tendencies compared to some other materials, reducing the likelihood of deformation during printing and ensuring the final mechanical part's accuracy.
Design Flexibility: The versatility of Ultimaker CPE allows for the creation of intricate geometries and complex shapes, enabling engineers and designers to optimize their mechanical part designs for specific applications.
Overall, Ultimaker CPE's combination of strength, heat resistance, chemical resistance, and dimensional stability makes it a reliable choice for producing mechanical parts through 3D printing. Whether in prototyping, custom components, or even end-use parts, Ultimaker CPE contributes to the advancement of mechanical engineering by providing a material that aligns with the requirements of various mechanical applications.
- Excellent chemical resistance
- High toughness and dimensional stability
- High impact strength
- A range of colors to choose from, including grayscale for professional-looking models
Similar to PET and PETG, Ultimaker CPE is ideal for a range of applications:
- Visual and functional prototyping
- Short-run manufacturing
- Custom components
- Fit testing
Below are a few of Ultimaker CPE's key mechanical properties:
- Good flexural strength (Flexural modulus of 2100 MPa)
- Good tensile strength (Tensile stress at break 38 MPa)
- High impact strength (Izod tested to 95 J/m)
- High hardness (Rockwell 108)
Ultimaker CPE material is officially supported by the Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3, Ultimaker 3 series, and Ultimaker 2+ series of 3D printers. It is compatible for dual extrusion with:
- Ultimaker Breakaway
- Ultimaker PVA