Laser Sintering

Evonik combines the portfolio extension to HT-Polymers like PEEK with its long experience in developing materials for lasersintering. For the first time real 3D parts have been produced, as well as mechanical properties of lasersintered PEEK parts determined. Using PEEK for lasersintering is a challenge due to the high melting point of the material, but the benefits like superior chemical resistance, high temperature resistance, and inherent flame retardancy will fullfill the requirements of much more applications than today. We are working close together with interested companies to develop tailor made high-temperature material for the lasersintering process. Among others, Evonik is a founder member of the DMRC (Direct Manufacturing Research Center, Paderborn).