America Makes announces ULTEM™ 9085 for FDM®


America Makes proudly announces that Gold-level member, Rapid Prototype + Manufacturing LLC. (rp+m), has delivered a first of its kind, comprehensive ULTEM™ 9085 Type I Database for Fused Deposition Modeling® (FDM®) Additive Manufacturing (AM) to America Makes and its membership community with the goal of furthering the use of the Type I certified material for aircraft interior components.

The ULTEM 9085 Database features mechanical and physical properties, as well as processing parameters, in a compatible and accessible form available to the membership community via America Makes Digital Storefront.

ULTEM 9085 resin is a polyetherimide high-performance thermoplastic material with a high strength-to-weight ratio and flame, smoke, and toxicity (FST) rating. This material is often used in aerospace, automotive, and other industrial applications where a high-strength thermoplastic material is needed. As ULTEM 9085 resin is one of the only high-performance thermoplastic materials available for FDM, it was important to establish a complete database of material properties to further enable use in various commercial and government applications.