Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Plastic Machining
For PEEK polyetheretherketone applications requiring strength and dimensional stability for continuous use up to 500°F, PEEK plastic is the perfect choice. An additional application of PEEK is when good chemical resistance is required, often PEEK plastic is used in place of fluoropolymers when used at elevated temperatures. These properties are suited perfectly for use in the medical, aerospace, semi-conductor, and oil and gas industries. PEEK materials can be purchased in sheet, rod, and tube formats with unfilled, 30% glass-fiber and 30% carbon fiber reinforced and bearing grade options.
PEEK Parts and CNC Technologies
Upland Fab employs the use of multi-axis machining when working with PEEK. This application of technology is critical to ensuring the parts are machined correctly the first time with minimal handling and fixturing. Often times even the most complex parts are completed in a single operation.
Upland Fab machines complex PEEK components directly from customer-supplied CAD models. Our DPD/MBD (Digital Product Definition, also referred to as Model-Based Definition) processes allow us to reduce manufacturing errors, which in turn allows us to produce PEEK parts at a very low cost. Have questions about our DPD process? Contact Us to discuss your PEEK project.
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Properties of PEEK Material
|TYPICAL PROPERTIES of EXTRUDED PEEK
(compression molded and injection molded versions also available) updated 19 May 2008
|ASTM or UL test||Property||Unfilled||30% Glass Fibers||30% Carbon Fibers||Bearing Grade||PEEK HT ™|
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF EXTRUDED PEEK|
|D570||Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%)||0.1||0.1||0.06||0.05||-|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF EXTRUDED PEEK|
|D638||Tensile Strength (psi)||16,000||15,000||19,000||11,000||11,000|
|D638||Tensile Modulus (psi)||500,000||900,000||1,100,000||850,000||500,000|
|D638||Tensile Elongation at Break (%)||20||3||5||2||20|
|D790||Flexural Strength of Peek (psi)||25,000||28,000||25,750||27,500||27,000|
|D790||Flexural Modulus (psi)||600,000||1,000,000||1,250,000||1,100,000||600,000|
|D695||Compressive Strength of Peek (psi)||20,000||26,000||29,000||26,700||20,000|
|D695||Compressive Modulus of Peek (psi)||500,000||1,000,000||-||1,000,000||-|
|D785||Hardness, Rockwell||M100 (R126)||M103||M102||M85||R108|
|D256||IZOD Impact Notched (ft-lb/in)||1||1.4||1||0.7||-|
|THERMAL PROPERTIES OF EXTRUDED PEEK|
|D696||Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Peek
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
|D648||Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C)
at 264 psi
|320 / 160||600 / 315||550 / 288||383 / 195||329/165|
|D3418||Melting Temp of Peek (°F / °C)||644 / 340||644 / 340||644 / 340||-||705/374|
|-||Max Operating Temp of Peek (°F / °C)||480 / 249||480 / 249||500 / 260||482 / 250||- / -|
|C177||Thermal Conductivity of Peek
(x 10-4 cal/cm-sec-°C)
|UL94||Flammability Rating of Peek||V-0||V-0||V-0||V-0||V-0|
|ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF EXTRUDED PEEK|
|D149||Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time, 1/8" thick||480||500||32||-||-|
|D150||Dielectric Constant at 1 MHz||3.3||3.7||-||-||-|
|D150||Dissipation Factor at 1 MHz||0.003||-||-||-||0.003|
|D257||Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm) at 50% RH of Peek||4.9 x 1016||5 x 1016||105||103||1016|
Contact Upland Fab today to learn more about PEEK Machining.
At Upland Fab, communication is one of our top priorities. By providing reliable, consistent communication to our customers, we can offer something that our competitors don’t: peace of mind. As an Upland Fab customer, you will work with a single point of contact who will keep you up-to-date on the progress of your PEEK polyetheretherketone project – every step of the way.
Contact Upland Fab today to learn more about PEEK Polyetheretherketone.
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