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Sep 21, 2021
  • Webinar

The Importance of Using Certified Plastics for Additive Manufacturing - EU Edition 2021

Understand UL’s Certification program for plastics in additive manufacturing and how it can help lead to faster product compliance evaluations.

UL Blue Card surrounded by 3D printing examples

Date & Time


Sep 21, 2021 10:00am CET


11:00am CET



UL's independent research investigated the safety-critical performance properties of 3D printed samples against injection-molded samples. Researchers identified significant variations and concluded that performance ratings from traditional manufacturing techniques cannot be applied when the same material is used in 3D printing.

The findings have been used to develop an independent program for evaluating and qualifying plastics intended for 3D printing, helping additive manufacturing stakeholders mitigate risk and deliver quality and performance.

Primary topics include:

  • Effects of 3D printing on ignition, flammability and dielectric strength
  • Applying preselection of materials for faster product compliance
  • The Blue Card explained: plastics used for additive manufacturing

Other webinars in this series

Webinar 1: Color Concentrates and Acceptable Modifications at the Molder

May 20, 2021

10 - 11 a.m. CET

Webinar 2: Plastics in Outdoor Use and Special Applications

June 15, 2021

10  - 11 a.m. CET

Webinar 4: Maintaining Your Plastics Certification

November 16, 2021

10 - 11 a.m. CET 

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