Ultrafuse® TPU 64D

The hardest elastomer in BASF Forward AM’s flexible productline

Ultrafuse® TPU 64D is the hardest elastomer in BASF Forward AM’s flexible productline. The material shows a relatively high rigidity while maintaining a certain flexibility.

This filament is the perfect match for industrial applications requiring rigid parts being resistant to impact, wear and tear. Due to its property profile, the material can be used as an alternative for parts made from ABS and rubbers.

Description

Ultrafuse® TPU 64D combines the best of two worlds by being a strong yet flexible filament for Fused Filament Fabrication, suitable for all FFF technologies. Building on BASF‘s decades of experience in flexible materials, this material is based on the established thermoplastic polyurethane Elastollan, standing for maximum reliability, consistent product quality and cost efficiency. Ultrafuse® TPU 64D is easily compatible with water soluble support. Thanks to its property profile, Ultrafuse® TPU 64D presents an excellent alternative to rubber and ABS for the manufacturing of tools, jigs and fixtures.

Ultrafuse® TPU 64D is easy to print on direct drive and bowden style printers and is compatible with soluble BVOH support to realize the most complex geometries.

Benefits at a Glance

  • High resistance to oils, greases, oxygen and ozone
  • High wear and abrasion resistance
  • High impact resistance
  • Compatible with water soluble support
  • Printable on direct drive and bowden style printers

Example Applications

  • Functional flexible parts
  • Wear and tear application
  • Tooling, jigs and fixtures

Material Properties

  • Shore D Hardness: 58
  • Abrasion Resistance: 43mm3
  • Compression set at 23°C, 72h: 25%
  • Stress at Break: 37 MPa (XY), 19 MPa (ZX)
  • Elongation at Break: 399 % (XY), 115% (ZX)
  • Tear Strength: 66 kN/m (XY), 37 kN/m (XZ), 79 kN/m (ZX)

Printing Guidelines*

  • Nozzle Temperature: 230-255 °C
  • Bed Temperature: 40°C - 60°C
  • Bed Material: Glass
  • Nozzle Diameter: ≥ 0.4 mm
  • Print Speed: 30-60 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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