CRP Technology launched a new material for industrial 3D printing — the rubber-like Windform TPU.
Windform TPU is a thermoplastic polyurethane, white colored, extremely elastic, flexible, resistant to impact, and soft due to its elongation at break greater than 400%.
“With Windform TPU, the number of rubber-like materials of the Windform Top-Line range rises to two. We can satisfy many more customers’ needs, as they are two rubber-like SLS materials with different characteristics: Windform RL — the first of the Windform range — is a TPE, and it is more rigid, whereas Windform TPU is a thermoplastic polyurethane and it is softer, more flexible,” said Franco Cevolini, CEO and technical director of CRP Technology.
There are many industrial sectors that can benefit from the use of Windform TPU thanks to its versatility, from transport to robotics, from design to footwear, sports equipment, and fashion accessories.
Windform TPU is suitable for manufacturing, such as, but not limited to, automotive interior components, gimbal bellows, air cleaner covers, hoses, grips, connectors, joints, snap fits, and components for the sports sector — from sports protections to the running shoe outsoles — due to its high abrasion resistance.
Windform TPU is also suitable for parts to be used at low temperatures or that have to be immersed in oils, greases, or solvents.
With Windform TPU, the total number of Windform Top-Line materials for professional 3D printing (Selective Laser Sintering) rises to eleven.