Ultrafuse® TPC 45D

Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomer based filament

Ultrafuse® TPC 45D is a flexible, rubberlike elastomer material with a reduced carbon footprint and improved elastic performance.

It has a shore hardness of 45D and is made from Arnitel®Eco. Arnitel®Eco is a partly bio-based Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomer plastic, which is derived from rapeseed oil and combines the best properties of elastomers (rubbers) and polyesters.

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Description

TPC 45D is a flexible, shore 45D, rubber-like Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomer (TPE-C), which is derived from rapeseed oil and combines the best properties of elastomers (rubbers) and polyesters. The material delivers excellent adhesion in the Z-direction, meaning that the printed layers don’t detach – even with extreme deformation.

Especially suitable for printing flexible parts like miniature tires, drive belts, bracelets and parts that have to be extremely flexible and have to be bent often.

This material is proven to have a carbon footprint up to 50% lower than comparable co-polyesters.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Rubber-like Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomer (TPE-C)
  • Flexibility
  • Impact resistance

Example Applications

  • Protective covers
  • Turning parts
  • Dampening
  • Combining hard plastics with flex

Material Properties

  • Tensile Strength (MPa): -
  • Flexural Modulus (MPa): -
  • Elongation at Break: -
  • Impact Strength Izod notched (kJ/m2): -
  • Impact Strength Izod unnotched (kJ/m2): -
  • HDT @ 0.45 MPa: -

Printing Guidelines*

  • Nozzle Temperature: 220-240 °C
  • Build Chamber Temperature: - °C
  • Bed Temperature: 20 °C
  • Bed Material: PP adhesive
  • Nozzle Diameter: ≥ 0.4 mm
  • Print Speed: 20-50 mm / s

*The product data is provided in good faith and represents typical properties based on our current knowledge and experience; these data are not to be construed as specification limits or mini- mum values. Product properties may be changed without notice. This document does not create any liability, warranty or guarantee of product performance. It is the buyer’s responsibility to determine the suitability of Ultrafuse® products for the intended application.

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