ULTEM 9085

ULTEM 9085 is a flame retardant high performance thermoplastic for direct digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping. It is ideal for the transportation industry due to its high strength-to-weight ratio and its FST (flame, smoke, and toxicity) rating. This unique material's preexisting certifications make it an excellent choice for the commercial transportation industry - especially aerospace, marine and ground vehicles. Combined with a Fortus® 3D Production System, ULTEM 9085 allows design and manufacturing engineers to produce fully functional parts that are ideal for advanced functional prototypes or end use without the cost or lead time of traditional tooling.
Mechanical PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 6,800 psi 47 MPa
Tensile Strength, ULtimate (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 9,950 psi 69 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 312,000 psi 2,150 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 5.8% 5.8%
Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 2.2% 2.2%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D790 16,200 psi 112 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D790 331,000 psi 2,300 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D790 No break No break
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 2.2 ft-lb f/in 120 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 14.6 ft-lb f/in 781 J/m
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D69514,500 psi100 MPa
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D69526,200 psi181 MPa
Compressive Modulus(Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D6951,030,000 psi7,012 MPa

All Mechanical Properties listed above are for the XZ Orientation, please see full details here

Thermal PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi, 0.125" unannealed --------------- --------------- ---------------
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi, 0.125" unannealed ASTM D648 367°F 186°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) DSC (SSYS) 367°F 186°C
Coefficient of Thermal ExpansionASTM E83136.7 x 10-6 in/(in·F°)65.27 µm/(m·C°)
Melting Point---------------Not Applicable*Not Applicable*

Electrical PropertiesTest MethodValue Range
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 4.9 x 1015 - 8.2 x 1015 ohms
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 3 - 3.2
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 .0026 - .0027
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A 110 - 290 V/mil

Other TestMethodValue
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.34
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 ---
Flame Classification UL94 V-0 (1.5 mm, 3 mm)
Oxygen Index ASTM D2863 0.49
OSU Total Heat Release (2 min test, 0.060" thick) FAR 25.853 16 kW min/m2
UL File Number---------------E345258

Total Mass Loss (TML)ASTM E5950.41% (1.00% maximum)
Collected Volatile Condensable Material (CVCM)ASTM E595-0.1% (0.10% maximum)
Water Vapor Recovered (WVR)ASTM E595-0.37% (report)
Fungus Resistance (Method 508.6)MIL-STD-810GPassed

Burn Testing
Horizontal Burn (15 sec) 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (0.060” thick)
Vertical Burn (60 sec) 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (0.060” thick)
Vertical Burn (12 sec) 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (0.060” thick)
45° Ignition 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 Passed (0.060” thick)
Heat Release14 CFR/FAR 25.853Passed (0.060" thick)
NBS Smoke Density (flaming)ASTM F814/E662Passed (0.060" thick)
NBS Smoke Density (non-flaming)ASTM F814/E662Passed (0.060" thick)

System Availability Layer Thickness Capability Support Structure Available Colors
Fortus 900mc 0.013 inch (0.330 mm)BASS Tan (Natural) and Black
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)

*Due to amorphous nature, material does not display a melting point
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