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Red - 2.85mm TPE Filament - 0.5 kg
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This category of 3d printing filament feels just like rubber. TPE is a copolymer which means it has both elastic and plastic properties. TPE filaments are used in prototypes which need parts that require bending or flexibility.
The layer to layer adhesion is impressive in elastomer TPE, so there are minimal chances that your print will separate after cooling.
It is heavily used in commercial applications such as automotive parts, medical supplies, shoe soles, weather sealing for doors and windows, electrical insulation, smartphone covers, and wristbands.
It has good weather, ozone, and UV resistance.
This extremely flexible 3D printing filament will allow you to create prints which have properties of a soft rubber, making it even more elastic than PLA. Since it is quite flexible, speed needs to be slow during the printing process because these filaments can bind to the extruder. The printing temperature needs to be between 225-235C.
TPE is not soluble, but it is ideal for making toys, novelty items, belts, caps, bumpers, etc.
|Physical||Nominal Value (English)||Nominal Value (SI)||Test Method|
|Specific Gravity||0.950 to 1.10||0.948 to 1.10 g/cm³||ASTM D792|
|Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR) (200°C/5.0 kg)||20 g/10 min||20 g/10 min||ASTM D1238|
|Mechanical||Nominal Value (English)||Nominal Value (SI)||Test Method|
|Tensile Modulus||300 psi||2.07 MPa||ASTM D412|
|Taber Abrasion Resistance
1000 Cycles, H-18 Wheel
|Elastomers||Nominal Value (English)||Nominal Value (SI)||Test Method|
|Tensile Strength (Yield)||1600 psi||11.0 MPa||ASTM D412|
|Tensile Elongation (Break)||600 %||600 %||ASTM D412|
|Tear Strength3||335 lbf/in||58.7 kN/m||ASTM D624|
|Hardness||Nominal Value (English)||Nominal Value (SI)||Test Method|
|Durometer Hardness (Shore A)||80||80||ASTM D2240|
|Injection||Nominal Value (English)||Nominal Value (SI)|
|Rear Temperature||175 °F||79.4 °C|
|Middle Temperature||410 °F||210 °C|
|Front Temperature||440 °F||227 °C|
|Nozzle Temperature||455 °F||235 °C|
|Injection Pressure||500 to 700 psi||3.45 to 4.83 MPa|
|Back Pressure||50.0 psi||0.345 MPa|
|Screw Speed||40 rpm||40 rpm|
|Injection Time: 1 sec|
|Hold Time: 5 sec|
|Clamp Time: 7 sec|
|Cycle Time: 15 sec|
|Extrusion||Nominal Value (English)||Nominal Value (SI)|
|Drying Temperature||158 to 176 °F||70.0 to 80.0 °C|
|Drying Time||2.0 to 4.0 hr||2.0 to 4.0 hr|
|Cylinder Zone 1 Temp.||175 °F||79.4 °C|
|Cylinder Zone 2 Temp.||375 °F||191 °C|
|Cylinder Zone 3 Temp.||375 °F||191 °C|
|Cylinder Zone 4 Temp.||375 °F||191 °C|
|Cylinder Zone 5 Temp.||375 °F||191 °C|
|Melt Temperature||375 to 475 °F||191 to 246 °C|
|Die Temperature||455 °F||235 °C|