Foreword: With the “lightweight” trend in industries such as robots and new energy vehicles, a material called polyetheretherketone (PEEK) has received widespread attention. As a high-end engineering plastic, PEEK’s specific strength reaches 8 times that of aluminum alloy, while its density is only 1/3 of aluminum alloy. Therefore, it has become an ideal choice for lightweight solutions and is known as the “golden plastic”. This article will show you Shanghai Electric’s application cases in PEEK 3D printing.
SHANGHAI ELECTRIC, a leading global supplier of industrial-grade eco-friendly smart system solutions with a presence around the world, is dedicated to smart energy, intelligent manufacturing, and the integration of digital intelligence. Keeping up with the trends of high-end, eco-friendly, and smart growth, we apply our technological empowerment experience to promote high-quality industrial development both in China and around the globe and to generate green, sustainable value for a better human existence. The binocular camera bracket presented in this case is one of their innovative products, which has higher requirements for material performance due to its special usage scenarios.
VICTREX is a global leader in high-performance polyether-ether-ketone and poly(aryl-ether-ketone) solutions, IEMAI is a high-tech enterprise in China that focus on the research and development and production of 3D printing. In August 2023, both companies officially reached a cooperative relationship and jointly released a white paper, allowing users to use VICTREX AM™ 200 Fil, a PEAK material optimized for additive manufacturing by VICTREX and IEMAI high performance high temperature 3D printer (MAGIC-HT-L was used in this case), make the final 3D printed parts more uniform crystallinity, better dimensional stability, and higher Z-axis tensile strength.
Product Name: Binocular camera mounting bracket
Characteristic scene requirements：
- The advantages of binocular cameras are reflected in stereo vision. By calculating the disparity between two cameras, depth information in the scene can be obtained, thereby achieving 3D reconstruction and depth perception. The accuracy and stability of the calibration of the positions between two cameras have a great impact on the reconstruction accuracy. Therefore, higher requirements are placed on the forming stability and accuracy of the binocular camera mounting bracket.
- According to the differences in application scenarios of binocular cameras, there are requirements for the comprehensive performance of the materials used for the binocular camera mounting bracket. Sometime, it may be under extreme temperature and humidity differences or external force conditions. Therefore, using high performance materials for 3D printing has become a better choice.
This solution with VICTREX AM™ 200 Fil, a new high performance material based on additive manufacturing optimization and IEMAI high temperature 3D printing equipment, can effectively meet the above requirements:
- This material VICTREX AM 200 combined with IEMAI high temperature 3D printer, has better print-ability and guaranteed dimensional accuracy, as results providing better precision assurance for the binocular camera mounting bracket;
2. This material VICTREX AM 200 combined with IEMAI high temperature 3D printer, compared to conventional PEEK materials, the Z-axis performance is higher, reaching 60% of the XY axis, which greatly ensures the uniformity of mechanical properties in all directions. In addition, the temperature and chemical properties of this material can effectively ensure the use of 3D printed binocular camera mounting bracket under different conditions.
SHANGHAI ELECTRIC, a leading global supplier of industrial-grade eco-friendly smart system solutions with a presence around the world, is dedicated to smart energy, intelligent manufacturing, and the integration of digital intelligence. Keeping up with the trends of high-end, eco-friendly, and smart growth, we apply our technological empowerment experience to promote high-quality industrial development both in China and around the globe and to generate green, sustainable value for a better human existence. At SHANGHAI ELECTRIC, which is known as the center of China’s power sector, we have claimed several national and international firsts over the past 120+ years. We won the China Industry Awards and boasts the highest brand value in China’s machinery industry, at 172.581 billion CNY.
Victrex A world leader in PEEK and PAEK-based polymer solutions.With every new development, Victrex seek to deliver better outcomes for customers – helping manufacturers overcome complex design and engineering challenges.Thinner, smarter, lighter, more fuel efficient and durable; Victrex work continuously to achieve improved economic and performance solutions, guided by megatrends such as climate change, social demographics and technology breakthroughs.Every day, millions of people use sustainable products and applications containing Victrex materials – from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars to oil and gas operations and medical devices. The diverse and innovative uses for Victrex PEEK polymer have never stopped growing and evolving.
Dongguan Imai Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd is a high-tech enterprise in China focusing on 3D printing R&D and production. Its brand IEMAI 3D is a global industrial grade 3D printer brand, committed to provide users with the “All in one” 3D printing solution of multi material compatible issue. IEMAI 3D supports most of the thermoplastic materials in the 3D printing markets and assist the user to resolve the issue encounter during manufacturing, and all 3D printers and materials have achieved CE and ROHS certification. We attach great importance to brand building and have obtained trademarks certificates from China, United Sates and the European Union. We pursue core technology research and development, and have obtained software copyrights, invention patents, utility model patents, appearance design patents, and the title of national high-tech enterprise. At present, our 3D printing solutions have been applied to aerospace, automotive, petrochemical, medical and electronics manufacturing.