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Flame test with a lighter on an FDM ULTEM 9085 part
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Flame Retardant Plastics & UL 94 Flammability Standards In Parts Manufacturing

This article delves into flame-retardant plastics typically used to produce parts through 3D printing, CNC machining, and formative manufacturing technologies. It also covers the complexities of flame retardancy and industry standards, such as the UL 94 rating.

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PA11 vs. PA12: What Are the Differences?

3D Printing Materials Selection Guide

CNC Machining Material Selection

ADC12 aluminium die cast parts

Die Casting Material Selection Guide

Basic Materials Articles

Latest Materials Articles

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Mix Plastic pellets

Injection Molding Materials Selection Guide

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7 min
Metal sheets with galvanised painted finish

Sheet Metal Materials Selection Guide

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Sheet metal laser cut parts

Steel Hardening Explained

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Vacuum cast parts

Vacuum Casting Material Selection

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Steel materials

Cross-Reference Table of Steel Designation Standards

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The Best Flexible Materials in 3D Printing

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