EOS TPU 1301: new flexible polymer material for serial 3D printing
Thermoplastic polyurethane offers great resilience, good hydrolysis resistance, as well as high UV-stability
Krailling, September 24, 2019 – EOS, the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of polymers and metals, launched a new flexible polymer material for industrial 3D printing: EOS TPU 1301. This material is a big step towards 3D printing mass production, as TPU materials are widely used in applications that demand elastomeric properties and that need easy to process capabilities. To achieve the flexibility and corresponding damping levels needed for different applications, these properties can be adjusted via structural design and the build process parameters used.
Tim Rüttermann, Senior Vice President Polymer Systems & Materials at EOS: “The EOS TPU 1301 offers a great resilience after deformation, very good shock absorption, and very high process stability, at the same time providing a smooth surface of the 3D printed part. As such the material is particularly suited for applications in footwear, lifestyle and automotive – such as cushioning elements, protective gears, and shoe soles."
François Minec, Managing Director at BASF 3D Printing Solutions, an EOS development partner, adds: “We are committed to supporting the industrialization of additive manufacturing and making it a mainstream production technology. As one of the biggest suppliers of TPU materials worldwide, we ensure the best match of powder properties to process requirements, a robust supply chain and batch consistency that meets or exceeds industry-specific quality standards – all essential factors in successful serial AM applications. Our close collaboration with EOS is key here."
We kindly invite you to visit our booth at formnext show in Frankfurt (November 19-22, hall 11.1, booth D31) where we will showcase application examples for this material.
EOS is the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing. Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Furthermore customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.