Build sheets or plates are used in additive manufacturing processes as basic surfaces on which the extruded additive manufacturing (AM) filament layers are built upon or 3D printed. Solvay is introducing a new portfolio of AM build sheets marketed under the umbrella of the company’s Ajedium brand products.
Ajedium Build Sheets are compatible with 3D printers for fused deposition modeling (FDM), including vacuum and non-vacuum technologies. They can be customized to any thickness and size to meet the specific dimensions of different 3D printers, and are also available with adhesive backing to protect the building surface and prevent defects during the printing process.
The Build Sheets come in a range of options that can be produced from different high-performance polymers, such as Udel PSU, Radel PPSU, and KetaSpire PEEK. With various adhesion properties, they are stiff and flat, durable, and offer thermal resistance. The portfolio enables designers to select the build sheet that is most compatible with their printing material and printer temperature chamber, and that won’t warp or crack during printing. Additionally, the surface can be treated to further enhance the adhesion of printed parts.