Ultem 1000

ultem plastic cnc material

At a Glance

Process

Lead Time

Colors

Tolerance

Price

Applications

As fast as 7 days
Amber
With drawing: as low as +/- 0.005 mm
No drawing: ISO 2768 medium
$$$
Medical applications, electrical and electronics applications

About the Material

ULTEM 1000 is a translucent amber colored plastic with excellent durability, strength, stiffness and heat resistance. ULTEM 1000 may be selected over Nylon or Delrin because it has the highest dielectric properties. Common applications include industrial equipment, medical devices and electronics.

Material Properties

Yield Strength

Elongation at Break

Hardness

Density

McMaster Part Number

17,000 PSI
40%
Rockwell R111-R125
0.046 lbs / cu. in

Material Finish

Ultem comes in a naturally translucent amber color. When machined, it is smooth and becomes slightly frosted. Additionally, ULTEM can be machined to a variety of surface roughnesses.

ultem plastic cnc material

Design Recommendations

Min Wall Thickness

Min End Mill Size

Min Drill Size

Max Part Size

Undercuts

Radii : Depth

1.0 mm
0.8 mm
(0.03 in)
0.5 mm
(0.02 in)
1200 x 500 x 152 mm [x,y,z] (mill) 
152 x 394 mm 
[d,h] (lathe)
Square profile, full radius, dovetail profiles
Depth must not exceed 12x drill bit diameter.
For end mills, depth must not exceed 10x tool diameter.

Related Resources

Engineer's Guide to CNC Machining for Prototyping Hardware
Fictiv CNC Material Datasheet