During the launch of HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution, the manufacturer unveiled the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), ULTRASINT™ developed by BASF as well as its global partners. Being a global partner of the manufacturer comes with benefits like supplying services to customers interested in HP Technology or having access to specific materials. A few weeks ago, HP announced that the TPU material is now part of Forecast3D’s offering, one of its global partners.
Today, Materialise, another global partner of the manufacturer, announced the availability of the TPU material at its facility.
As a reminder, Ultrasint TPU is ideal for flexible and elastic parts. Indeed, its elastic properties and abrasion resistance enable prototyping and manufacturing applications including air ducts, complex tubing, grippers and seals, but also footwear and other wearables.
The 3D Printing polymer also integrates flexibility shape recovery and shock absorption qualities, which make them appropriate for small series of protective housings and covers.
The material has been developed to complete the new 5200 series which Materialise has already tested. It will replace the TPU 92A-1 previously offered in Selective Laser Sintering.
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