thermoplastic polyurethane

Covestro TPU Used to Make 3D Printed Insoles

3D printed orthotics are not new to our industry, but this particular project is. Using Create it REAL‘s software suite and Covestro Addigy FPU 79A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), as well…

YouTuber’s R/C 3D Printed Tesla Roadster Hits 70 MPH

Tesla’s line of electric cars are meant to seduce you into wanting them so badly. The product demos are packed with enraptured Tesla fans who react to Elon Musk’s every…

Customized 3D Printed TPU Products for Mining?

Researchers in Poland are studying materials for more unique applications, sharing their results in the recently published ‘Thermoplastic polyurethanes for mining application processing by 3D printing.’ Mining is undeniably hard…

Refining Post-Processing Surfaces for 3D Printed TPU

In the recently published ‘Investigations on post processing of 3D printed thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) surface,’ Abdelmadjid Boualleg has written a Master’s thesis for the Mechanical Engineering Department at Halmstad University,…

Korea: 3D Printing Protective Gear with Porous Thermoplastic Polyurethane

In the recently published ‘Evaluation of the Mechanical Properties of Porous Thermoplastic Polyurethane Obtained by 3D Printing for Protective Gear’ Korean researchers Hyojeong Lee, Ran-i Eom, and Yejin Lee explore…

Huntsman Introduces IROPRINT 3D Printing Materials for FDM, SLS and SLA

In July, the Preview Press Conference for the ongoing K 2019 International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber was held, and the Huntsman Corporation took advantage of the preview to…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2019

We’ve got lots of material news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with a Material Development Kit from RPS. Polymaker and Covestro are releasing three new materials…

Researchers Develop Tough Hydrogels for 3D Printing Applications in Repairing Load-Bearing Soft Tissues

The water-swollen polymer networks we know as hydrogels have many applications in the biomedical industry, but in order to use them to repair and regenerate load-bearing soft tissues, such as cartilage, blood…

Polymaker and Covestro Team Up to Introduce New Advanced 3D Printing Materials

Shanghai-based Polymaker, which develops and manufactures engineering-grade 3D printing materials, launched its Polymaker Industrial product family at the TCT Asia show this spring, the same week that advanced polymer developer…

formnext: BASF 3D Printing Solutions Announces New Partnerships and Strategic Alliance to Develop 3D Printing Materials

If there’s one thing we know about BASF, it’s that the global chemical company is putting forth all of its available resources in order to climb to the top of the…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 14, 2017

It’s Friday, so we’ll start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with something interesting to roll us into the weekend, then move right on to 3D printing business news and…

Chinese Sportswear Brand Peak Sport Releases 3D Printed Athletic “Future” Sneakers in Beijing

I feel like every other day we’re seeing the launch of another 3D printed pair of shoes, and now that the majority of these seem to be more functional than…

Voodoo Manufacturing Begins 3D Printing With Rubbery TPU Materials

Last year, a group of former MakerBot employees decided to venture out into the confines of Brooklyn, New York, looking to start their own 3D printing service bureau, which they’ve…

Sculpteo Introduces Their New Flexible Thermoplastic Polyurethane Material

French 3D printing services provider Sculpteo has added yet another 3D printing material to its already impressive catalog of almost fifty materials and finishes. Their new flexible Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)…

3D Printing Fabric with Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Israeli architect David Mussaffi is more than just a 3D print enthusiast, he’s a dedicated 3D print designer with an expert eye for fashion. Last year, he won second place…

Rubber3DPrinting’s Conductive TPU Filament Has Incredible Potential for Robotics, Prostheses, & More

Material choices continue to expand within the 3D printing space. We now have metal-like filaments, wood-like filaments, filaments with carbon fiber in them, and more. One filament option which is…

BMW Uses 3D Printing to Give Employees a Thumbs Up

BMW has long recognized that the people in its workforce are key to efficient production. As such, they have undertaken a number of efforts to create the best possible supports…