3D Printing Elastomers

Bendable filaments and 3D printing elastomers have a multitude of uses.  We create our flexible products to provide a wide range of shore hardness values from 40 to 110.  You can find a bendable elastomer material that will meet your application needs. If you don’t see one that fits your requirements, just ask and we can help design one. Our comprehensive product line provides you with many different 3D printing flexible filaments.  In addition to their bendable properties, they have superior melt flow characteristics and feature excellent print quality.   

Choose from rubber, polypropylene, or nylon 3D printing material. Be aware that elastomer material uses a higher printing temperature and may shrink or warp while cooling. A heating bed is essential with this filament type.

There are many things you can create with 3D printing elastomers, such as gaskets, packaging, couplings, connectors, caps, closures, sockets, clips, and bands.

Material Features

TPU
Flexible

Industrial Grade bendable material that creates smooth and flexible parts; Terra-Bend™ is less likely to stick to spool and ball at nozzle; ideal for gaskets, couplings, and connectors.

PP
Flexible

Industrial poly-propylene; ideal for thin-walled parts, caps, and closures; 2 grades available - FDA food contact compliant, healthcare product applications (end user to specify).

GL_Nylon
Flexible

Industrial Grade PA-12 used for parts needing greater flexibility and lower porosity; ideal for parts needing surface details - plugs, sockets, clips, and bands.

TPE
Flexible

Industrial Grade Elastomer that is the "rubber" equivalent. Flexible with a rubber like surface; ideal for gaskets, couplings, and connectors where a "rubber" feel is important.

TPU: Smooth and Flexible

PP: Great for Thin-Walled Parts

GL_Nylon: Creates Great Surface Details

TPE: "Rubber" Equivalent

Elastomers: Shore Hardness 50 - 100

Filament Properties

TPU

Strength

High

Flexibility

Very High

Durability

Very High

Difficulty to Use

Medium

Print Temperature

220°C – 240°C

Print Bed Temperature

45°C – 75°C

Shrinkage / Warping

Possible – care required; print with heated bed

Soluble

No

PP

Strength

Medium

Flexibility

High

Durability

High

Difficulty to Use

Medium to High

Print Temperature

210°C – 230°C

Print Bed Temperature

40°C – 80°C (Use Tape)

Shrinkage / Warping

Possible – care required; print with heated bed

Soluble

No

GL_Nylon

Strength

Medium

Flexibility

High

Durability

Very High

Difficulty to Use

Medium to High

Print Temperature

220°C – 240°C

Print Bed Temperature

45°C – 75°C

Shrinkage / Warping

Possible – care required; print with heated bed

Soluble

No

TPE

Strength

High

Flexibility

Very High

Durability

Very High

Difficulty to Use

Medium

Print Temperature

210°C – 230°C

Print Bed Temperature

45°C – 75°C

Shrinkage / Warping

Possible – care required; print with heated bed

Soluble

No

The Perfect Material for Your Project

Let us know if you are interested in a custom material blend or color. We will work with you to create the perfect material for your project!

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