The plastic is a TPE, or Thermoplastic Elastomer, which is a combination of copolymers or polymers like plastic and rubber. This gives it amazing bending and flexural strength, with an impressive elongation before breaking as well, allowing it to be used for very unique applications – especially since you can print your own custom 3D Printing designs.
This filament, albeit offering very different end-results to other filaments, is relatively easy to work with, and requires no special tools, 3D Printers or extreme temperatures, and instead simply prints at around the same temperature range as PLA+ Filaments. This ensures that even beginners will be able to test out this excitingly Unique Filament, and as long as they have printed in ABS or PLA+ before, they should be able to figure out their ideal printing specifications within just a few test prints.
The TPE material is among the top varieties of elastic and durable 3D printing material in the market. It is versatile that you can use TPE filaments for a wide range of applications. This material is more available in the market, and softer, too, compared to other flexible filament 3D printer materials.
eSUN filaments are high-quality professional-grade filaments and are compatible with all FDM printers such as MakerBot, Reprap, UP, Afinia, Flash Forge and all FDM 3D Printers.
So, it’s time to start making your own stretchy keyrings, elastic mounting bands or even a new pair of flip-flops with eSUN’s patented eLastic TPE filament.
3D printing is exciting especially when you are starting to use new materials for your prints. Have you tried using flexible filaments for 3D printing? One of these flexible and rubber-like materials is the TPE filament.
TPE eLASTIC Advantages:
- TPE rubber based
- Very flexible and elastic
- Shore A Hardness at 85
- Tensile Strength 30 MPa
Suggested Print parameters:
- Print temperature 210-230°C
- Print speed: 20mm/s
- ONLY for use with printers capable of using flexible filaments
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