PPSF/PPSU (polyphenylsulfone) material has the greatest heat and chemical resistance of all Fortus materials - ideal for aerospace, automotive and medical applications. PPSF parts manufactured on Fortus® 3D Production Systems are not only mechanically superior, but also dimensionally accurate, to better predict end-product performance. Users can also sterilize PPSF via steam autoclave, EtO sterilization, plasma sterilization, chemical sterilization and radiation*. PPSF gives you the ability to manufacture real parts direct from digital files that are ideal for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use-parts.
Mechanical PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 8,000 psi 55 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 300,000 psi 2,100 MPa
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 3% 3%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D790 15,900 psi 110 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D790 320,000 psi 2,200 MPa
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 1.1 ft-lb/in 58.7 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 3.1 ft-lb/in 165.5 J/m

Thermal PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi ASTM D648 372°F 189°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) DMA (SSYS) 446°F 230°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion ASTM D696 3.1 E -05 in/in/°F 5.5 E -05 mm/mm/°C

Electrical PropertiesTest MethodValue Range
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 1.5 x 1014 - 5.0 x 1013 ohms
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 3.2 - 3.0
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 .0015 - .0011
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A 290 - 80 V/mm

Environmental Resistance24 hours @ 23°C (73°F)24 hours @ 100°C (212°F)
Antifreeze (Prestone), 50% Passed Passed
Gasoline-Unleaded Passed Not tested
Motor Oil 10W-40 Passed Passed
Power Steering Fluid Passed Passed
Transmission Fluid Passed Passed
Windshield Washer Fluid, 50% Passed Not tested

Other TestMethodValue
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.28
Classification UL 94 V0 (0.126", 3.2 mm)
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 M86

System Availability Layer Thickness Capability Support Structure Available Colors
Fortus 900mc0.013 inch (0.330 mm)BASS Tan
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)
Actual part properties may vary slightly from those listed above based on processing parameters, operating conditions, and material usage. Forecast3D makes no warranties of materials for any particular application, nor does it make a warranty of any type, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability for a particular purpose.

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