What is TPU?
TPU is a thermoplastic material (thermoplastic polyurethane). It is one of the most used materials in the industrial production field with additive technologies and can be processed with Prosilas SLS technologies.
PA 2200 based laser sintered parts possess excellent properties, in particular: high strength and stiffness, good chemical resistance, excellent long-term constant behavior, high detail resolution.
Why using TPU?
Parts made with TPU powders can be used in complex conditions.
Its high impact resistance and good resistance to contact with oil and chemical agents, make TPU the most used material in industrial machinery seals and components.
Applications of TPU in SLS techonology
Its use is recommended for pipes and gaskets, for technical clothing and footwear, and for all those applications where it is necessary to have a material capable of replicating rubber.
To date, TPU is widely used in the sector: