Mechanical performance of PEEK produced by additive manufacturing

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Recent developments in production methods for polymeric materials have meant that thermoplastics for high temperature mechanical performance can now be selectively laser sintered. This paper describes the performance and the potential applications of EOS PEEK HP3: a high temperature, laser sintered thermoplastic material.

Thermal, tensile, flexural, compressive and fractural tests were conducted to assess the mechanical response of the material. Physical properties, such as porosity and roughness are also presented along with a discussion on the failure mechanisms of the material during testing.

Finally, the significance of this material in the production of prototype parts, the mechanical requirements of the polymer and limitations of its applications are outlined.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-519
Number of pages9
JournalPolymer Testing
Early online date7 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018


  • Additive manufacture, High temperature, Polyether ketone, Selective laser sintering