Ultrafuse® TPS 90A

The hardest elastomer in BASF Forward AM’s flexible productline

Ultrafuse® TPS 90A has been developed especially for Fused Filament Fabrication and delivers an outstandingly soft-touch surface. Ultrafuse® TPS 90A offers a non-slip soft touch, giving it a unique haptics in Fused Filament Fabrication. The characteristics of this material are flanked by low moisture uptake as well as convincing layer adhesion that creates the special smooth surface making it the perfect choice for handles of appliances as well as for small series seals and gaskets.

Description

Ultrafuse® TPS 90A is an elastomer based on the raw material SEBS. The combination of durable and flexible building blocks leads to a very versatile material.

Compared to other flexible 3D printing materials it shows more rubber-like soft touch haptics and better non-slip properties. Furthermore, the material shows a reduced moisture uptake, which allows for printing without pre- drying.

Parts printed with Ultrafuse® TPS 90A show almost no visible layers or warpage, which makes it an excellent material choice for end-use parts.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Soft touch
  • Non-slip properties
  • Reduced moisture uptake
  • Excellent layer adhesion
  • Very good low-temperature flexibility

Example Applications

  • Functional flexible parts
  • Handles of appliances
  • Seals and gaskets

Material Properties

  • Shore A Hardness: 89
  • Abrasion Resistance: 111 mm3
  • Compression set at 23°C, 72h: 75%
  • Stress at Break: 7 MPa (XY), 2 MPa (ZX)
  • Elongation at Break: 280 % (XY), 9 % (ZX)
  • Tear Strength: 10 kN/m (XY), 5 kN/m (XZ), 4 kN/m (ZX)

Printing Guidelines*

  • Nozzle Temperature: 260-280 °C
  • Bed Temperature: 70°C - 90°C
  • Bed Material: PEI, PI or glue
  • Nozzle Diameter: ≥ 0.4 mm
  • Print Speed: 10-30 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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