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3D printing materials

3D printing in TPU

Rubber-like material, suitable for tubes, grips, seals and gaskets. TPU is a thermoplastic elastomer with low Shore Hardness and a rubber-like feel that can be easily flexed and compressed.

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SLS TPU Materials

SLS is used for both prototyping and small-batch production of functional plastic parts with good mechanical properties.

Description

Applications
SLS is used for both prototyping and small-batch production of functional plastic parts with good mechanical properties.
Strengths
No support material required, Excellent mechanical properties, Can produce complex geometries
Weaknesses
Higher cost than FDM, Longer lead times than FDM

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead time
< 5 days
Wall Thickness
0.7 mm
Tolerances
± 0.3% (min: ± 0.3 mm)
Max part size
75 x 55 x 55 cm
Layer height
100

Available materials

Standard TPU

TPU (SLS) is an elastomer with good tear resistance and shore hardness of 45D that is suitable for durable parts with rubber-like properties.

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FDM TPU Materials

FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.

Description

Applications
FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.
Strengths
Low-cost, Fast turnaround times
Weaknesses
Limited dimensional accuracy, Print layers are likely to be visible

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.8 mm
Tolerances
± 0.5% (min: ± 0.5 mm)
Max part size
100 x 100 x 100 cm
Layer height
100 - 300

Available materials

Standard TPU

TPU (FDM) is a rubber-like, flexible elastomer with shore hardness 60A - 95A that can bend and compress. Lacks the performance of true rubber.

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