PEEK Awareness

Posted by Editor On May - 15 - 2018

PEEK Awareness

Find out more about one of 3D printing industry’s toughest materials

PEEK, otherwise known as polyetheretherketone, is one of the most useful plastics ever created. With an extremely high printing temperature and a strong crystallinity to its composition, PEEK provides a wide range of useful, even lifesaving, products.

PEEK is insoluble in common solvents. It is also biocompatible, and due to its extreme heat tolerances, is perfect for sterilization in medical applications.  A perfect case in point is the use of PEEK to provide a 7-year-old child a new lease on life by being used to replace a portion of his damaged skull.

The medical industry is not the only one to benefit from PEEK’s unique qualities. Automotive and aerospace industries are also making practical use of this material.

Thanks to SpecialChem.com, a complete explanation of PEEK’s characteristics and tested structural parameters is available on their Omnexus division of their site. To find out more about PEEK and its applications and qualities, please see https://omnexus.specialchem.com/selection-guide/polyetheretherketone-peek-thermoplastic