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TPU 92A

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A thermoplastic polyurethane material known for its flexibility, durability, and versatility. It is widely used in additive manufacturing processes and is suitable for applications that require rubber-like properties, such as flexible prototypes, gaskets, seals, and functional parts.

Average Lead Time:

3-5 Business Days

Machines Used: 

Stratasys F370

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TPU 92A

Material Overview

TPU 92A is a type of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) specifically engineered for Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing technology. This material is known for its unique combination of flexibility, durability, and strength, making it highly sought after in various industries. It is particularly favored for its ability to produce parts that need to withstand stress, deformation, and wear over time, while maintaining their original shape and properties.

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of FDM TPU 92A are impressive. It exhibits high elongation at break, meaning it can stretch significantly before breaking, making it extremely flexible. Additionally, it has a notable level of toughness and is resistant to abrasion and tear. This material is also characterized by its strong resistance to fatigue, enabling it to endure repeated flexing or bending without losing its structural integrity.

Chemical Compatibility

Chemically, FDM TPU 92A shows good compatibility with various substances. It is resistant to many oils, greases, and various solvents, which makes it a suitable choice for applications that might involve exposure to such materials. However, it may be susceptible to degradation when exposed to strong acids, bases, and some organic solvents over prolonged periods.

Thermal Properties

In terms of thermal properties, FDM TPU 92A can withstand a moderate range of temperatures. It has a decent heat deflection temperature, allowing it to maintain its form and function in environments that are not excessively hot. However, it begins to lose its mechanical properties and can deform at higher temperatures, which is a crucial factor to consider for applications involving heat exposure.

Applications

The applications of FDM TPU 92A are diverse. It is extensively used in automotive parts, medical devices, and consumer goods due to its durability and flexibility. Its ability to withstand wear and tear makes it ideal for creating flexible joints, seals, and hoses. In the footwear industry, it's used for producing durable, flexible soles. Its medical applications include flexible tubing and airway devices, capitalizing on its biocompatibility and flexibility.

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Applications

  • Seals, Trims & Gaskets
  • Tubing & Hoses
  • Flexible liners
  • Grips and surface protection

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