Lubrizol Launches New TPU Solution for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Technology

Lubrizol 3D Printing Solutions, a producer of advanced materials solutions for the AM industry, has developed a new sustainable material for the HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D printing system. This new material, the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) ESTANE® 3D TPU M88Awould be available under a selective availability program.

ESTANE 3D TPU M88A is a soft and flexible polymer that has undergone development and testing in facilities Avid Product Development and Advanced Materials by Lubrizol. Prototal AB provided support in the development of this polymer solution.

The material would allow for more flexible TPU-based lattice patterns that can be dyed – rather than coated – to provide a wide range of colors, resulting in more vibrant end colors than other TPU parts. . The new material is used in prosthetics and orthotics, and is ideal for a wide range of consumer, industrial and automotive applications with great customization possibilities.

The team has worked diligently with our partners to develop a new grade that is flexible, durable with good aesthetics and design flexibility, while maximizing operational efficiency for our customers by minimizing the manual labor required. », declares Gert-Jan Nijhuis, Managing Director of Lubrizol 3D Printing Solutions. ” Our materials expertise and solutions, combined with a broad portfolio of 3D printing capabilities, enable us to transform customer visions into new innovations, providing end-to-end solutions. From prototyping to mass production, Lubrizol is fully equipped to be your collaborative development partner.f,” Nijhuis adds.

The upcoming availability of ESTANE 3D TPU M88A from Q1 2023 will allow additive manufacturing companies to efficiently target a variety of end-use parts by taking advantage of HP’s advanced 3D printing technology. The new material allows a much faster print time, 45% less than Lubrizol’s TPU currently on the market. Applications can be easily unpacked at room temperature, allowing free-time production runs.

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