Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are essentially plastics with rubber-like qualities, making them extremely flexible and durable. As such, TPE is commonly found in automotive parts, household appliances, and medical supplies.TPE is a broad class of copolymers, Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is a particular variety of TPE, and Compared to generic TPE, TPU is slightly more rigid – making it easier to print. It’s also a little more durable and can better retain its elasticity in the cold.
- Objects that need to take a lot of wear
- Toys, phone cases, and wearables (like wristbands).
- Nozzle temperature: 210 ± 10 ⁰C
- Bed temperature: 100 ⁰C
- Chamber: Open
- Adhesion: No adhesion required (stick on bare glass)
- Printing Speed: 40 mm/s
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- Mechanical (prototypes, cases, strips, articulated objects etc.)
- Educational (organ structures etc.)