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Flame test 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?

Plastic pellets

Revolution of Plastics in Manufacturing

CNC machining of plastics

Plastic Material Selection Guide in Manufacturing with CNC Machining

Aluminium CNC machined parts

Aluminium Materials Used in CNC Machining

Basic Materials Articles

Latest Materials Articles

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3D Printing Materials Selection Guide

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13 min

CNC Machining Material Selection

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4 min
ADC12 aluminium die cast parts

Die Casting Material Selection Guide

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9 min
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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