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Note On Peek Filaments In 3D Printing

Note On Peek Filaments In 3D PrintingNote On Peek Filaments In 3D Printing

1.The same temperature

PEEK does not respond well to fluctuating or unstable temperatures. Therefore, if not necessary, a printer with a sealed chamber is highly recommended. In order to get the best results when 3D printing PEEK, it is recommended to keep the 3D printer in the environment with the smallest temperature change, and keep it away from solar radiation and frequently occurring areas.

2.Peek filament spots

Sometimes users encounter black spots when printing with PEEK. Although there may be many reasons for this, the most common explanations are impurities in the printing material used or the 3D printer encountered a problem while processing the required temperature.

3.Keep the nozzle clean

After the printing process is complete, the nozzles should be cleaned frequently and all remaining material removed from the nozzles, otherwise the nozzles may become blocked and eventually cause spots.

4. Pay attention to peek crystals

Sometimes, when printing with PEEK materials, improper crystallization may occur. If the printed part is different in color, such as a brown discoloration instead of the default beige color, this may indicate incorrect crystallization. This may be caused by temperature fluctuations during printing.

5. Store peek filaments in a dry place

When not using PEEK for 3D printing, the machining material should be placed in a bag and stored in a cool, dry and dark place. In this way, you can maintain the quality of the material and ensure the best print results.

The above are the points that the peek filament should pay attention to in 3D printing. Of course, there are many details that need to be paid attention to by the operator.