Still in a context of new materials, BigRep has unveiled its latest material based on TPU: PRO FLEX. The flexible material integrates engineering-grade properties for a wide range of applications.
The PRO FLEX would be the first material available for the FDM technology at large-scale. The product printed using this material presents high temperature resistance as well as low temperature impact resistance.
For the manufacturer, the dynamic properties of the material as well as its damping capacities enable users to exploit it in several types of manufacturing.
In the sport industry for instance, manufacturers can easily prototype skateboard wheels, sporting shoe shells, or ski tips using this material. As for the automotive industry, the PRO FLEX eases the prototyping of gear knobs, door handles or even cable sheathing.
“Printing elastomers is clearly one of the biggest challenges in the FFF AM industry, so we are proud to have found an industrial-grade solution,” said BigRep’s Chief Technology Officer Moshe Aknin. “In terms of applications with PRO FLEX, we see high potential for 3D printing in fields like footwear, custom vibration dampers, and seals, due to its high chemical resistance.”
Just as for other materials, the company also provides a guide to customers that use or will make use of the PRO FLEX. If that’s not enough, they could also turn to the customer service.
Customers can get the new Pro Flex filament at 98.90 euros plus VAT for a 2 kg spool.
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