LUVOCOM® 3F - Materials for Extrusion Based Processes

Our LUVOCOM 3F materials take account of the process and final product  during the design stage and are therefore able to achieve another level of  properties and quality. All our products are thoroughly tested in our development laboratory, which ensures that they work in all the systems available on the market.

Below you will find information on our commercially available products, including data sheets and pictures.

We have many more materials under development so if you still have not found the solutions that you are looking for, simply contact us!

is a high-performance polymer from the PAEK family. It has outstanding mechaniccal properties combined with excellent thermal and chemical resistance. Our material does not require a heated building chamber to be printed and it exhibits enhanced layer bonding, thus reducing the anisotrpy of the final part.

Comparison of Performance

LUVOCOM 3F PEEK 9581 NT is a pure PEEK that has been optimized for the FFF 3D printing process. The high-performance material offers superior mechanical properties in all directions (XY, ZX) compared to standard PEEK filaments, as well as competing PAEK family filaments. LUVOCOM 3F PEEK 9581 NT is engineered so that it can be printed without the use of a heated print chamber, though implementing the annealing process will lead to better crystallinity and material performance. This results in printed parts that rival injection molded components in terms of performance.

 

PEEK, e.g. Victrex® PEEK 450 G, has a typical tensile strength of 98 MPa for injection molded specimen. The weld line strength is about 92 MPa. Both values are measured on ISO test bars. The standard test is on test bars filled from one side (red framed image below). The test bar for the weld line strength is filled from two sides simultaneously, which creates a weld line in the middle of the bar (blue framed picture below).

Typical values for FFF printed specimen, based on standard PEEK, are in the area of 60 MPa in xy direction and 10 MPa for zx direction. Below image demonstrates the position and print orientation in the FFF process.

LUVOCOM 3F PEEK 9581 NT achieves 92 MPa in xy and 72 MPa in zx. These values are close to the level of injection molded specimen and are higher than values achieved with other PAEK products that are also especially optimized for FFF. Below diagram shows all data in comparison.

ProductDescriptionTechnical Data Sheet
LUVOCOM 3F PEEK 9581 NTModified neat gradeClick here
LUVOCOM 3F PEEK CF 9676 BKCarbon fiber  (CF) filled grade.Click here
LUVOCOM 3F PEEK GF 9761 BKGlass fiber (GF) filled gradeOn request
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is a high-performance polymer from the PAEK family. It has outstanding mechaniccal properties combined with excellent thermal and chemical resistance. PEKK in comparison to PEEK can be processed at lower temperatures and provides a higher glass transition temperature (Tg). Our material will print semi crystalline and does not require a heated building chamber to be printed and it exhibits enhanced layer bonding, thus reducing the anisotropy of the final part. For challenging applications it should be post-treated by annealing to enhance its mechanical and thermal properties.

ProductDescriptionTechnical Data Sheet
LUVOCOM 3F PEKK 50082 NTModified neat gradeOn request
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is a high-performance polymer based on polyetherimide (PEI). In addition to having inherent flame retardancy, it has good chemical resistance properties combined with excellent thermal and dimensional stability. Our material has optimized printability and does not require a heated building chamber to be printed. It comes with UL94 V0 classification and fulfills requirements according EN 45545 (Materials for applications in trains).

ProductDescriptionTechnical Data Sheet
LUVOCOM 3F PEI 50236 GYNeat, grey coloredOn request
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is a high-temperature polyamide-based material. It has the strength of a PA6 without sacrificing any of its printability. The water uptake is half and its absorption rate is four times slower when compared with standard PA6. No heated chamber ist required and no warping is observed. It is compatible with HIPS and PVOH support materials.

ProductDescriptionTechnical Data Sheet
LUVOCOM 3F PAHT® 9825 NTModified neat gradeClick here
LUVOCOM 3F PAHT 9936 BKModified unfilled type for optimized component surfacesClick here
LUVOCOM 3F PAHT® 9826 BKTribologically optimized neat gradeClick here
LUVCOM 3F PAHT® 9875 NTModified neat grade with an even lower water uptakeClick here
LUVOCOM 3F PAHT® CF 9742 BKCarbon fiber (CF) filled gradeClick here
LUVOCOM 3F PAHT® 9743 BKHighly filled with carbon fiber (CF), not suitable for filament productionClick here
LUVOCOM 3F PAHT® CF 9891 BKModified carbon fiber (CF) filled grade with even lower water uptakeClick here
LUVOCOM 3F PAHT® KK 50056 BK FRCeramic spheres filled, flame retardant (UL 94 V0 at 0.4 mm with printed specimen, 
fulfills requirements of EN 45545)
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LUVOCOM 3F PAHT® GK 9874 NTGlass sphere filled gradeOn request
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is our entry-level product based on a polyethylene terephthalate material. It is the easiest fiber-filled material to print on the market. There are no issues with retraction and no need for a heating chamber. It exhibits a superb surface finish straight from the printer, thus reducing the need for post-processing. It can be post-treated to enhance its mechanical properties. It is compatible with HIPS as a break-away or soluble support.

ProductDescriptionTechnical Data Sheet
LUVOCOM 3F PET CF 9780 BKCarbon fiber (CF) filled gradeClick here

 

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is a random copolymer polypropylene material. It has good mechanical properties combined with outstanding chemical resistance and low density. Our material does not require a heated building chamber to be printed and it exhibits enhanced layer bonding, thus reducing the anisotropy of the final part.
A PP build plate is recommended for the neat material.

ProductDescriptionTechnical Data Sheet
LUVOCOM 3F PP 9929 NTModified neat gradeClick here
LUVOCOM 3F PP CF 9928 BKCarbon fiber (CF) filled grade.Click here
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is a poly(p-phenylene sulfide) material. In addition to having inherent flame retardancy, it has outstanding chemical resistance properties combined with excellent thermal and dimensional stability. Our material does not require a heated building chamber to be printed.

ProductDescriptionTechnical Data Sheet
LUVOCOM 3F PPS CF 9938 BKCarbon fiber (CF) filled grade.Click here

 

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Media & Trainings

Webinar on “How to select temperature resistant FFF materials”

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Podcast on “Materials compounding and future of FFF materials” with Thomas Collet, Head of 3D Printing Materials, LEHVOSS Group. Featured by Ultimaker.

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