PEEK Injection Molding Parts processed by J&L
Extreme Performance – PEEK Injection Molding
PEEK is resistant to harsh chemicals with high strength, stiffness and long term creep properties in demanding conditions. PEEK injection molding parts offers low moisture absorption and high wear resistance. It will perform at high temperatures and offers consistent properties across a range of frequencies. Here is a listing of key benefits J&L will help you achieve:
High Temperature Resistance
PEEK is known for its excellent thermal stability. It will withstand high temperatures up to 250°C (482°F) without significant loss of mechanical properties.
PEEK has exceptional resistance to a wide range of chemicals, including acids, bases, solvents, and hydrocarbons. It is ideal for parts that come into contact with aggressive chemicals or environments.
Mechanical Strength – PEEK Injection Molding
PEEK exhibits high tensile strength, stiffness, and impact resistance. It will maintain its structural integrity under heavy loads and challenging operating conditions.
PEEK has minimal shrink and will produce accurate and consistent part dimensions.
Wear and Friction Resistance
PEEK has excellent wear resistance and a low coefficient of friction. It will perform well when applications include sliding or rubbing components. PEEK will reduce the need for lubrication and prolongs the lifespan of the parts.
PEEK is biocompatible and is suitable for medical device components.
Ease of Processing
PEEK flows well during the processing of complex shapes and thin-walled parts.
PEEK Medical – Injection Molding Re-Usable Medical Devices and Metal Replacement
PEEK provides the chemical resistance, mechanical strength and resistance to multiple sterilization cycles to replace metal in the manufacture of Medical Devices.
Resistance to Sterilization Methods
Injection molding parts made from PEEK will survive 1,000+ autoclaving cycles without compromising mechanical properties. It is resistant to gamma radiation and EtO sterilization methods.
Complex Design Options
PEEK can be designed into complex shapes and assemblies. It’s easier to process than metal, opening up additional design options.
PEEK is lighter than metal. Lightweight surgical instruments provide better ergonomics and gives surgeons better control of their instruments during a procedure. Lighter instruments help protect medical professionals from repetitive stress injuries and prevent surgeon fatigue during surgical procedures.
PEEK does not interfere with medical imaging. Unfilled PEEK does not generate visual artifacts on X-rays, CT and MRI scans. If additional opacity is required, Barium Sulfate can be mixed into the polymer. Its radiolucent properties can be customized to the patient and the application.
Impressive Wear and Abrasion Resistance
PEEK has a low coefficient of friction and resists abrasive damage. It will retain its shape and function even when subjected to constant wear.
PEEK is a frontline option in demanding medical applications. PEEK instruments are in demand with surgical teams and is being adopted by additional fields of medicine.