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Vespel® SP-1

Material Information

Specifications

Physical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Specific Gravity1.43 g/cc1.43 g/ccASTM D 792
Water Absorption0.24%0.24%Immersion 24h; ASTM D 570
Water Absorption0.72% @Temp. 50.0°C0.72% @Temp. 122°FImmersion 48h; ASTM D 570
Moisture Absorption at Equilibrium1.0 - 1.3 %1.0 - 1.3 %Equilibrium 50% RH; ASTM D 570
Mechanical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Hardness, Rockwell E45-6045-60ASTM D 785
Tensile Strength, Ultimate41.0 Mpa @Temp. 260°C5950 psi @Temp. 500°FASTM D 638
Tensile Strength, Ultimate86.0 Mpa @Temp. 23°C12500 psi @Temp. 73.4°FASTM D 638
Elongation at Break6.0 % @Temp. 260°C6.0 % @Temp. 500°FASTM D 638
Elongation at Break7.5 % @Temp. 23°C7.5 % @Temp. 73.4°FASTM D 638
Flexural Strength62.0 Mpa @Temp. 260°C8990 psi @Temp. 500°FASTM D 790
Flexura Strength110 Mpa @Temp. 23°C16000 psi @Temp. 73.4°FASTM D 790
Flexural Modulus1.723 Gpa @Temp. 260°C249.9 ksi @Temp. 500°FASTM D 790
Flexural Modulus3.101 Gpa @Temp. 23°C449.8 ksi @Temp. 73.4°FASTM D 790
Shear Strength90.0 MPa13100 psiASTM D 732
Izod Impact, Notched0.427 J/cm @Temp. 23°C0.800 ft-lb/in @Temp. 73.4°FASTM D 256
Izod Impact, Unnotched7.470 J/cm @Temp. 23°C13.99 ft-lb/in @Temp. 73.4°FASTM D 4812
Electrical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Volume Resistivity8.00e+16 ohm-cm 8.00e+16 ohm-cm ASTM D 257
Surface Resistance4.00e+12 ohm4.00e+12 ohmASTM D 257
Dielectric Constant - Frequency 1.00e+6 Hz3.66 @Temp. 23°C3.66 @Temp. 73.4°FASTM D 150
Dielectric Constant - Frequency 10000 Hz3.73 @Temp. 23°C3.73 @Temp. 73.4°FASTM D 150
Dielectric Constant - Frequency 100 Hz3.74 @Temp. 23°C3.74 @Temp. 73.4°FASTM D 150
Dielectric Strength - 2 mm | 0.0787 in Thick24.6 kV/mm @Temp. 23°C625 kV/in @Temp. 73.4°FShort time; ASTM D 149
Dissipation Factor - Frequency 100 Hz0.00150.0015ASTM D 150
Dissipation Factor - Frequency 1.00e+6 Hz0.0050.005ASTM D 150
Dissipation Factor - Frequency 10000 Hz0.00540.0054ASTM D 150
Comparative Tracking Index175 - 249 V175 - 249 VIEC 60112
Thermal PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Deflection Temperature at 1.8 MPa (264 psi)360 °C680 °FASTM D 648
UL RTI, Electrical130 °C @ 0.750 mm Thick266 °F @ 0.0295 in ThickUL 746B
UL RTI, Electrical130 °C @ 1.70 mm Thick266 °F @ 0.0669 in ThickUL 746B
UL RTI, Electrical130 °C @ 3.00 mm Thick266 °F @ 0.118 in ThickUL 746B
UL RTI, Mechanical with Impact130 °C @ 1.70 mm Thick266 °F @ 0.0669 in ThickUL 746B
UL RTI, Mechanical with Impact130 °C @ 0.750 mm Thick266 °F @ 0.0295 in ThickUL 746B
UL RTI, Mechanical with Impact130 °C @ 3.00 mm Thick266 °F @ 0.118 in ThickUL 746B
UL RTI, Mechanical without Impact130 °C @ 0.750 mm Thick266 °F @ 0.0295 in ThickUL 746B
UL RTI, Mechanical without Impact130 °C @ 1.70 mm Thick266 °F @ 0.0669 in ThickUL 746B
UL RTI, Mechanical without Impact130 °C @ 3.00 mm Thick266 °F @ 0.118 in ThickUL 746B
Flammability, UL94V-0 @ 1.70 mm ThickV-0 @ 0.0669 in ThickIEC 60695-11-10
Flammability, UL94V-0 @ 0.750 mm ThickV-0 @ 0.0295 in ThickIEC 60695-11-10
Flammability, UL94V-0 @ 0.750 mm ThickV-0 @ 0.0295 in ThickUL94
Flammability, UL94V-0 @ 1.70 mm ThickV-0 @ 0.0669 in ThickUL94
Flammability, UL94V-0 @ 3.00 mm ThickV-0 @ 0.118 in ThickIEC 60695-11-10
Flammability, UL94V-0 @ 3.00 mm ThickV-0 @ 0.118 in ThickUL94
Flammability, UL945VA @ 0.750 mm Thick5VA @ 0.0295 in ThickIEC 60695-11-20
Oxygen Index53%53%ASTM D 2863

NOTE: The information in this data sheet is for design guidance only. Forming methods and specific geometry could affect properties.

Overview

Vespel® polyimide materials provide continuous operation at cryogenic to high temperatures; low wear and low friction at high PV in lubricated or unlubricated environments; outstanding creep, strength, and impact resistance; exceptional dimensional stability; low thermal expansion; and easy machinability. It makes lighter weight parts not only practical, but, in many cases, better than standard metal, ceramics, and other engineering polymers. Material data provided by Dupont and Ensinger Plastics.

Applications & Usage

  • Feed-Thru Insulators
  • Spacers
  • Cup Washers
  • Wafer Cassette Guides
  • Wafer Transfer Arms
  • Chip Test Sockets
  • Spline Couplings
  • Aerospace Locking Fasteners
  • High performance bearings, bushings, and valves
  • Potable water applications
  • Hydrocarbon, chemical and water service pumps

Industries Using This Material

Semiconductor

One of the original second source providers, Glemco has been manufacturing products in the US in support of the semiconductor industry for over 40 years. Our extensive history means that we can support the oldest legacy equipment or the newest cutting-edge implant technology, with available upgrades and enhancements to drive efficiency, reliability and performance improvements.

Semiconductor

One of the original second source providers, Glemco has been manufacturing products in the US in support of the semiconductor industry for over 40 years. Our extensive history means that we can support the oldest legacy equipment or the newest cutting-edge implant technology, with available upgrades and enhancements to drive efficiency, reliability and performance improvements.
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Energy

CNC machining technology has always been crucial in creating the complex devices that drive our energy industry. Advanced machining techniques are used to achieve the level of quality and efficiency needed to support today’s complex and varied methods of power generation.

Energy

CNC machining technology has always been crucial in creating the complex devices that drive our energy industry. Advanced machining techniques are used to achieve the level of quality and efficiency needed to support today’s complex and varied methods of power generation.

Aerospace

Our well-equipped shop excels in the types of high precision components with complex geometries that the Aerospace industry needs, ensuring product that meets specification and is on time and within budget.

Aerospace

Our well-equipped shop excels in the types of high precision components with complex geometries that the Aerospace industry needs, ensuring product that meets specification and is on time and within budget.
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Measurement & Inspection Equipment

Milling Machinery

Positional and dynamic 5 axis machining centers, up to x= 60” y= 26” z= 24”
High speed drilling and tapping centers, up to x=24” y=15.75” z=24”
Vertical machining centers, up to x=24” y=12” z=12”

Turning Tools

2 axis, max diameter 9”, max thru spindle diameter 2”, Max length 22”
4 axis with live tooling, max diameter 14”, max thru spindle diameter 3”, Max length 24”
5 axis with live tooling, max diameter 9”, max thru spindle diameter 2.6”, Max length 4.7”

Wire EDMs

Max part size x=41” y= 32.25” z= 11.75”
Max cutting capacity x=23.5” y= 15.5” z= 12”

CNC Sheet Metal Forming Machinery

Precision 36 ton, 6 axis control press brake, 48” length, 4” stroke, 10” throat depth

Versatility & Support Tools

Mills and lathes
Surface grinders
Hydraulic presses
Sheet metal shears
Horizontal and vertical band saws
Indexers/Rotary tables
Kilns
Blue M Ovens

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