Boeing has qualified the Antero 800NA thermoplastic to its repertoire of 3D printing capabilities, Stratasys Ltd. announced today. The qualification means the high-temperature material can now be used on flight parts for Boeing planes.
Antero 800NA is a PEKK-based polymer developed specifically for production-grade Stratasys FDM® 3D printers. Boeing has released specification BMS8-444 and added the 800NA material to the Qualified Products List (QPL) after an extensive evaluation of the material’s performance. It is the first material from Stratasys qualified by Boeing for use in applications with elevated chemical resistance or fatigue requirements.