Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU material) is a flexible, abrasion-resistant thermoplastic. It’s being used in a number of manufacturing processes for both consumer and industrial use. In certain blends, it can become very soft, but TPU material offers many benefits and features. 3D printed parts with TPU are durable and have the ability to withstand ambient temperatures of up to 80 degrees Celsius.
TPU filament is abrasion resistant, can withstand impacts and is resistant to many chemicals. It’s versatile and used in many different industries. There are different versions of TPU material but in the main, it can be classed as two types. Firstly known as Polyether Polyurethane and secondly Polyester Polyurethane. With both having different characteristics that can be suited to a specific need.