Materialise has announced that it is the first to offer the new BASF TPU Material for use on HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers for applications that require elasticity, shock absorption and wear resistance.
The Belgian additive manufacturing experts are the first to make the new material available through its online platforms Materialise OnSite and i.materalise, and through its offline prototyping and manufacturing services.
Developed by BASF for HP’s new Jet Fusion 5200 Series, Ultrasint TPU aims to combine smooth surface quality and crisp details with excellent mechanical properties.
Its durable elasticity and abrasion resistance should make it an ideal material for prototyping and manufacturing applications like air ducts, complex tubing, grippers and seals, but also footwear and other wearables.
Revealed as an early tester of the new 5200 series, Materialise has been closely involved in exploring and developing applications for the new material.
“For nearly three decades Materialise has offered its customers access to the latest and most innovative products, technologies and manufacturing infrastructure”, says Pieter Vos, marketing director at Materialise Manufacturing.
“Together with our customers we continuously look for new opportunities to create true business value using 3D printing technology. Today’s announcement confirms that ambition.”
Ultrasint TPU replaces the TPU 92A-1 previously offered in Selective Laser Sintering.