The University of Exeter, in collaboration with Victrex, has completed commissioning of the new EOS P 810, laser sintering platform for high-temperature polymers. The strategic arrangement aims to introduce next-generation VICTREX™ PAEK polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes. Investment in the new state-of-the-art equipment, and its commissioning, are expected to accelerate the commercialization of AM materials for high-performance parts.
The Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) at Exeter is one of the first to commission the recently launched equipment.
The new EOS P 810 is capable of printing with materials that have melting temperatures around 300°C and particularly suitable for the new low-melting-point PAEK polymers, designed and optimized by Victrex specifically for AM. The work invested in this production-ready machine is aimed at ensuring that future demand for large-scale parts will be readily met by the market as the platform is rolled out across the supply chain.