Material Section: TPU

TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) is a soft flexible material, common uses for a material like TPU include, medical supplies, seals, automotive components and household appliances, this is down to the material having a very flexible and elastic like use. TPU has a melting point of 225 degrees to 235 degrees however 230 degrees is normally a stable temperature to print with. Another great advantage of this material are that it does not produce nasty emissions. Below are some key points when printing with TPU.

  • Extremely flexible
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Non soluble
  • Heated bed required