TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) is a versatile material used in FDM 3D printing known for its flexibility, elasticity, and durability. It is a popular choice for applications that require both strength and flexibility, offering a wide range of possibilities.
One of the key features of TPU is its flexibility, allowing it to be easily bent, stretched, or compressed without losing its shape or mechanical properties. This flexibility makes it suitable for creating soft touch and flexible parts that provide a comfortable and ergonomic user experience.
TPU's flexibility and elasticity make it suitable for creating soft touch and flexible parts. It is commonly used to produce phone cases, protective covers, grips, handles, and wearable accessories, providing a comfortable and tactile experience.
TPU is often utilized for prototyping functional parts that require both mechanical strength and flexibility. It allows engineers to test and validate designs before mass production, ensuring the proper fit, function, and performance of the end product.
TPU is extensively used in the footwear industry for manufacturing customized insoles, midsoles, and shoe components. Its flexibility, durability, and impact resistance make it an ideal choice for providing cushioning, support, and comfort to the wearer.
TPU's excellent resilience and chemical resistance make it suitable for producing seals, gaskets, and O-rings used in various industries. These components provide effective sealing and protection against leaks, ensuring the integrity of systems and machinery.
TPU's flexibility and resistance to abrasion make it ideal for manufacturing flexible hoses and tubing. It is commonly used in applications where fluid or air transfer is required, such as pneumatic systems, medical devices, and automotive components.
TPU's non-slip properties, combined with its soft and flexible nature, make it a preferred material for grips and handles. It is used in the production of tool handles, ergonomic grips for sports equipment, and handles for household appliances.
TPU's shock-absorbing properties make it suitable for producing impact-resistant protectors. It is utilized in cases for electronic devices, protective covers for equipment, and bumpers for automotive applications, providing impact protection and reducing the risk of damage.
|Shore Hardness||Typically 70A to 95A|
|Tensile Strength||Typically 30 MPa to 70 MPa|
|Elongation at Break||Typically 300% to 700%|
|Flexural Strength||Typically 30 MPa to 60 MPa|
|Density||Approximately 1.2 g/cm³|
|Melting Temperature||Typically 180°C to 230°C|
|Print Temperature||Usually 200°C to 240°C|
|Chemical Resistance||Good resistance to oils, greases, solvents, and many chemicals|
|UV Resistance||Often formulated with additives to enhance UV resistance|