What is the PEEK Material? | Jiga Manufacturing Guide

PEEK

PEEK
PEEK is high-performing engineering thermoplastic with a very high temperature resistance of up to 260°C. It has a long-term resistance to chemicals and is fully recyclable. It also has wear and fatigue resistance.

Minimum Lead Time

10 days

Price Range

Layer Height

n/a

Wall Thickness

0.75mm

Pros

Cons

Pros

PEEK is a high-performing thermoplastic with great resistance to wear, abrasion, and chemicals. It is invulnerable to damages even under continuous exposure to steam or to hot water.

Cons

When used for aerospace and medical applications, which are both technically demanding industries, it may pose serious concern about contamination.

Applications of PEEK

Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) is a high-performing engineering thermoplastic. It is colorless and appears to be crystal-like. This material is very biocompatible.

Process

CNC Machining

Max. part size

200 x 80 x 100

Tolerances

±0.125 (±0.005″)

Did you know?

PEEK is a robust polymer which can be used in different applications. Nowadays, PEEK has become an alternative choice to the tradional metals and ceramics in the dental field. It is also used in producing several dental devices (e.g. dental implants, orthodontic braces, healing caps, and denture prosthetic frameworks). Recent studies show that PEEK is a suitable material for removable dental prostheses. It also has biochemical properties like its bone-like modulus, making it a suitable material for these applications.

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