Ultimaker PP (Polypropylene)
Ultimaker PP (polypropylene) is a durable, chemical resistant material. It has exceptional fatigue resistance, high levels of toughness, and a low-friction co-efficient. From electrical components to living hinges, PP is the go-to material for prototyping and end-use parts.
Reasons to Choose Ultimaker PP
Ultimaker PP material properties make it popular with engineers and manufacturers worldwide. For example, the filament's chemical resistance makes it ideal for 3D printing bottles and containers as functional prototypes that can hold a liquid product.
- Chemically resistant to a wide range of acids and bases, including industrial cleaning agents
- Retains its form after torsion, bending, or flexing
- High electrical resistance for good electrical insulation
- Low density, resulting in lightweight parts
Ultimaker PP material is often chosen for the following applications:
- Functional prototyping
- End-use parts
- Concept models
Example Prints Using Ultimaker PP
Durable and Rugged
Ultimaker PP has high fatigue resistance and does not break when repeatedly bent. Clamps and living hinges can remain functional for the lifetime of the printed part.
Prototypes that Simulate End-Products
Polypropylene 3D printing can be used to create functional prototypes that are made from the same material as the end-product.
Transluscent and Lightweight
Ultimaker PP filament is an excellent choice when a design requires translucent properties for aesthetic purposes.