OK, so I don’t think we will be in the business of printing bomb shelters, given the current events, it may not be a bad idea though!
In SLS we have had “fire retardant” materials that meet FAA’s FAR 25.853 burn requirements. This has allowed us opportunity to print parts for the aviation world but have had to turn away projects for electronic equipment that required the UL 94 / V-0 certification.
We now have in-house a “fire retardant” that is not only FAR 25.853 certified, but also UL 94 / V-0 certified.
The material has been in use in Europe for some time now, but the manufacturer had not brought it to the US market.
Thanks to a persistent local customer that was determined to 3D print their parts in this UL 94 / V-0 certified material, together we were able to convince the powder manufacturer to make it available here in the states.
We have successfully qualified the material on our machine and ran the first production run for our local customer. The finish is somewhat smoother than straight up Nylon 12 and the parts measure well within spec.
If you have a project that must meet UL 94 approval and need production 3D printed parts, give us a call to discuss your project. We are capable of meeting small to medium sized production runs and can meet strict delivery dates.
Email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or call us (503-848-8227) we will gladly share the material data sheet with you.
We look forward to partnering with you,