3D Printing with Flexible Material
#Nov 08, 2023
Smooth TPU 95A is a rubber-like material that offers product developers and manufacturers the ability to create flexible, shock-absorbing parts on demand. Manufacturers have long struggled to produce flexible parts in low volumes. Traditional methods for making custom geometries in these materials often require one-off tooling, meaning high initial costs and long lead times. Very few 3D printing systems can produce parts with the consistency and mechanical properties required for manufacturing.
With an elongation at break of 500 and a hardness of 95 ShoreA, Smooth TPU is suitable for:
Replacing traditional manufacturing to produce high-value, flexible, impact-resistant end-use parts when volume is not required
Keeping production lines running when obsolete parts are no longer available
Prototyping for design validation before committing to scale-up production