Evonik develops the world’s first PEEK filament in implant-grade quality for 3D printing
| Subj: Press-releses
Evonik has become the first company in the world to develop a polymer filament based on PEEK (polyether ether ketone) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D printing material for implants. This high-performance material can be used in fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology and is expected to enable additive production of three-dimensional plastic parts for medical implants in the human body.
The new PEEK filament is based on VESTAKEEP® i4 G, a highly viscous implant-grade material made by Evonik. The product, which exhibits impressive biocompatibility, biostability, and x-ray transparency, is easy to process and has been established for years as a high-performance material in medical technology applications such as spinal implants, sports medicine, and maxillofacial surgery.
Testing grade enables cost-effective process adaptation
In the first quarter of 2019, the testing grade will be followed by an implant-grade from VESTAKEEP® i4 G, which can be provided with the required extensive approval documentation.
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