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.
Benefits CPE vs. CPE+ Reasons to choose Ultimaker CPE+
Product designers use CPE+ to make extremely tough and dimensionally stable functional prototypes.
CPE is available in a wide range of colors to choose from, including gray scale 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 °C when CPE is only resistant up to 70 °C.
CPE has a better build plate adhesion than CPE+, but you won’t notice the difference when using the stickers supplied in our Advanced 3D Printing Kit.
Example 3D prints using CPE
Product design with CPE
The UItimaker’s family of CPE filaments provides users with an array of options, depending on their performance needs.