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Launch of the first fully-functional flexible material in 3D Printing
To watch the making of the dress, click here.
TPU 92A-1: a flexible 3D Printing material with unique properties
If you compare the new TPU 92A-1 material with other flexible 3D Printing materials, you will find a tremendous difference in performance. To see the material being tested, please click here. The TPU 92A-1 is the only 3D Printing material that combines:
- Durable elasticity
- High tear resistance
- High resistance to dynamic loading
- High abrasive resistance
- Snappy response
- Good temperature range (-20°C to 80°C)
Why use Laser Sintered TPU 92A-1 material?
The new material TPU 92A-1 can be used for highly-flexible and abrasive-resistant parts in a wide range of applications such as:
- Small series of seals and gaskets
- Complex tubes, hoses and manifolds
- Elastic lightweight structures
- Components for the shoe, fashion and leisure industry
- Cushioning and shock absorption
- Rapid Prototypes of elastic components
As of now, this new material is available for all customers of Materialise's professional manufacturing and prototyping services. Materialise looks forward to the projects and products that will result from this new flexible material.
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