Tag: TPU

Australian Researchers 3D Printing Tactile Sensors with TPU and PLA Composites

In the recently published ‘An Ultrasensitive 3D Printed Tactile Sensor for Soft Robotics,’ Australian researchers Saeb Mousavi, David Howard, Chun Wang, and Shuying Wu create a new method for production of piezo-resistive tactile sensors for soft robotics, using FDM 3D printing with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and a polylactic acid-graphene (PLA-G) composite. Fabrication of tactile sensors... Read More »

Interview Davide Ardizzoia of 3ntr “Most of our customers are 3D printing 24/7”

3ntr is different from most in 3D printing in that it is a family-owned company that has been around for over 60 years. The firm used to make metal and polymer parts for lingerie. Bra underwires and those little bra hooks were their specialties. To stay competitive in a hyper-competitive market the company started to... Read More »

Meet Our New Rubber-Like Material!

Meet Our New Rubber-Like Material! by elizabeth | September 12, 2019 We’re back from our summer break and have exciting news to share: we have a new and improved TPU offering! Plus, this rubber-like material is now available in the US! Our Research Project Manager Giovanni Vleminckx has been working hard on getting this material... Read More »

3D Printing Material News: BigRep Releases Flexible Filament, Army Researchers Using Recycled Plastic as 3D Printing Feedstock

In order to 3D print high-quality parts, you need high-quality materials with which to make them. Berlin-based technology startup BigRep develops and manufactures some of the largest 3D printers in the world, but has been focused lately on the materials side of things. The company recently announced a materials partnership with BASF, and this week released the... Read More »

Lubrizol launches first TPU 3D printer materials at TCT Asia 2018

TCT Asia 2018 has seen major announcements on 3D printer materials from BASF and Oerlikon, and now fellow materials company Lubrizol has announced its first three products for the additive manufacturing market. The Cleveland, Ohio-based chemicals and materials company unveiled its new Estane thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) range of 3D printer materials, developed by its Engineered... Read More »