PEEK Natural 450G Rod
Measurement System: Metric
PEEK Natural 450G Rod conform to the following Standards/Norms:
Our unfilled PEEK Rod/Bar is manufactured exclusively from Victrex 450G material.
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PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) is a high-performance thermoplastic polymer that offers exceptional mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties. PEEK 450g refers to a specific grade of unfilled PEEK material developed by Victrex, and is available in various lengths and diameter rods.
PEEK 450g rods are known for their excellent heat resistance, high tensile strength, low friction coefficient, and resistance to chemicals, making them suitable for a wide range of applications. These rods are produced through extrusion processes and are available in various diameters and lengths to meet specific machining requirements.
PEEK Rod provides a great starting point for the manufacture of components through machining. Here are some common machining processes used for PEEK 450g rods:
Cutting: PEEK can be cut using conventional cutting tools such as high-speed steel (HSS) or carbide tools. Carbide tools are preferred for their higher hardness and heat resistance. It's important to use sharp tools to minimize heat generation during cutting.
Turning: PEEK can be turned on a lathe to create cylindrical shapes. A slow cutting speed and moderate feed rate are recommended to avoid excessive heat buildup. Using coolant or air blast during turning helps to dissipate heat and prolong tool life.
Milling: PEEK can be milled using end mills or other milling cutters. It's essential to use tools with sharp edges and low cutting forces to prevent melting or burr formation. Coolant or compressed air can be used to cool the tool and workpiece during milling.
Drilling: PEEK can be drilled using standard twist drills or specialized carbide drills designed for high-temperature materials. Using a pecking technique (drilling in short, intermittent cycles) helps to evacuate chips and reduce heat build-up.
PEEK 450g rods find applications in industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, electronics, and oil and gas. Some common uses include:
Aerospace components: PEEK rods are used for manufacturing various aircraft components, including structural parts, bearings, bushings, and seals, thanks to their lightweight and high strength-to-weight ratio.
Medical implants: PEEK is biocompatible and resistant to sterilization methods like autoclaving, making it suitable for medical implants such as spinal cages, orthopedic implants, and dental components.
Electrical insulation: PEEK's excellent electrical insulation properties make it useful for electrical connectors, insulators, and coil forms.
Seals and gaskets: PEEK's chemical resistance and low friction coefficient make it ideal for sealing applications in chemical processing, oil and gas, and automotive industries.
Food processing equipment: PEEK's resistance to chemicals, wear, and high temperatures make it suitable for components used in food processing machinery.
Victrex 450G is a premium PEEK material compared to other alternatives and is the go to grade of PEEK for the aerospace industry. Exceptional properties and versatility make it a preferred choice for demanding applications where reliability and performance are crucial.
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