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Posted · Explained: Temperature resistance

First things first: What is Temperature resistance? 

Temperature resistance refers to the ability of a material to withstand exposure to high temperatures without being (irreversibly) affected. 


Why is it important?

Whenever an application is exposed to heat it is important that it does not compromise its performance. It can be exposed to heat due to external heat or due to friction. Therefor temperature-resistant 3D printing materials offer better mechanical performance, wear resistance, and chemical resistance at high temperatures than those without. 


What else should you know: 

When researching heat resistant materials you'll probably run into some terminology you're not familiar with. Allow me to explain some: 

  • Glass transition temperature (Tg). The temperature at which an amorphous (non-crystalline) material changes from a solid to a liquid.
  • Heat deflection temperature (HDT). The temperature at which a substance will begin to deform under a certain load. HDT is of special interest to engineers, as it provides insight into the performance of a 3D printed part.


Which temperature resistant materials do we have in the marketplace? 


DSM Additive Manufacturing

DSM Novamid® ID1030 CF10 can print parts with properties close to what is achievable through injection molding – at the same speed as unreinforced plastics.



LUVOCOM 3F PAHT® CF 9891 BK is a high-temperature, carbon fiber-reinforced, polyamide-based material. It provides high strength, stiffness, and minimized water uptake.

LUVOCOM® 3F PET CF 9780 BK is the easiest carbon fiber-filled PET material to print on the market, with excellent mechanical properties, including high Z-layer strength.



BASF Ultrafuse® PAHT CF15 polyamide combines high temperature and chemical-resistance with extreme mechanical properties, while ensuring an easy print and high dimensional stability.



Jabil PA 4035 CF is a carbon-fiber PA12 copolymer that provides greater stiffness, strength, and toughness over similar products on the market. Its high carbon-fiber loading provides superior tensile strength and modulus, while the PA12 base promotes relatively high ductility and ease-of-handling. 


Do you want to see which other materials we have in our material alliance? Use our filter to find out which other properties you can choose from. Let us know if you have any questions about the materials that are available! 

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Posted · Explained: Temperature resistance
On 6/16/2020 at 4:49 AM, aubij said:

Hi SandervG,


Are  LUVOCOM® 3F PET CF 9780 BK  and DSM Novamid® ID1030 CF10 sold by anyone in the US? I can only find them coming from Europe (high shipping costs, long wait).




Hi John, thank you for your question! I see DSM Novamid is available at matterhackers (link).

I will update this post with more sellers. 

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    Hello @aubij, hope you're well. Regarding the Lehvoss LUVOCOM® 3F PET CF 9780 BK material; you can email them at info@lehvoss.us if you need any further information or when you want to give their material a try. Hope this helps, have a great day! 

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