Ultimaker CPE Family | Chemical resistant and tough CPE materials are chemical resistant, tough, and dimensionally stable. CPE+ handles temperatures up to 100℃.
CPE (co-polyester) materials are chemical resistant, tough, and demonstrate good dimensional stability. It is a preferred choice for both functional prototypes and mechanical parts. While both CPE and CPE+ provide similar performance characteristics, CPE+ provides the added benefit of higher temperature resistance and increased impact strength.
Reasons to choose Ultimaker CPE Family
Excellent chemical resistance
Excellent toughness and dimensional stability
Good inter-layer adhesion, especially when using the Advanced Printing Kit
Low levels of ultrafine particles (UFPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Ideal for short run manufacturing and functional prototypes
Transparent filament option available
Differences between Ultimaker CPE and CPE+
CPE is available in a wide range of colors to choose from, including grayscale for more professional looking models
CPE’s tensile and flexural strength are higher, whilst CPE+ is formulated to be up to 10 times tougher
CPE+ features a temperature resistance of up to 100℃, while CPE is only resistant up to 70℃
CPE has a better build plate adhesion than CPE+, but this can be helped by using the adhesion stickers supplied in the Advanced 3D Printing Kit