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The staff of University of Texas at El Paso / Aerospace Center said: As I mentioned we have been working printing PEEK with Carbon Fiber and so far IEMAI3D had been printing really good.
– Using MAGIC -HT -M to print CF-PEEK
MAGIC-HT-M is a high-temperature 3D printer specially designed for high-performance engineering materials.It has a printing temperature of up to450°C,a hot bed temperature of up to 150°C and a tank temperature of upto 90°C. It can support most materials in the market. A modular and highly wear-resistant extrusion head makes the printing of carbon fiber PEEK simple.
CF-PEEK is a carbon fiber reinforced PEEK wire. It has excellent chemical resistance,mechanical properties and thermal properties. CF-PEEK has 10% chopped carbon fiber content, has all the advantages of PEEK, and is lighter and more wear-resistant than PEEK, with better interlayer adhesion and better temperature resistance. CF-PEEK is considered as one of the best functional materials in the world and is allowed to be used in harsh environments.