Maker's Tool Works filament is made to the highest quality standards in the USA.
TPU is a very flexible and soft material similar to rubber it is resistant to oils and grease andit is very resistant to abrasion.
TPU and TPE filament are NOT the same; The main difference between and TPE filament is that the density of TPU is approximately thirty percent higher than the density of TPE. It is stiffer, it shore hardness is higher, and it is easier to print with than with TPE.
TPU is resistant to oil, grease and abrasions and has many applications including; automotive, power tools, sporting goods, medical devices, drive belts, footwear, inflatable rafts, profile applications, etc. TPU is also a popular material found in outer cases of mobile electronic devices, such as mobile phones.
TPU is resistant to hydrolysis and microbes.
TPU has an elongation at yield of about 600%.
Flexible filaments are not recommended for bowden extruders
- low-temperature performance
- mechanical properties
- rubber-like elasticity
- shear and impact strength
- oil, grease & abrasion resistance
Recommended print conditions:
- Extruder - 220-230C
- Bed - 60-80C
- On most extruders the recommended print speed is ~20mm/s, others, like ours, may allow a significant increase in print speed. (Increased speed requires higher temperature, possibly outside the specified range)
Maker's Tool Works new filament comes from a US Manufacturer with decades of plastic extrusion experience who now focuses exclusively on producing high quality 3d-printer filament.
In addition to our greatly expanded color, and material selection, it now comes with even tighter diameter tolerances-- now ± 0.05 mm. The new formulas also tend to have a slightly wider temperature tolerances, giving you a wider range of temperatures you can print at without your print quality suffering.
Specialty filaments are drop shipped directly from the manufacturer, and will ship separately from other items on your order.