MPU 100 | Medical Polyurethane

Material
Digital Light Processing (DLP) - MPU 100

Description

Carbon’s MPU 100 (medical polyurethane) is a high-performance thermoplastic material designed for the healthcare industry. Its strength, durability, and exceptional chemical resistance make it an ideal choice for manufacturing medical equipment and devices. 

The Carbon’s MPU 100 is manufactured using the unique digital light synthesis (DLS) process, which ensures precise control over the material’s properties, guaranteeing consistent quality across all parts. The material is also biocompatible and can be sterilized using various methods, including gamma and autoclave sterilization. 

Overall, Carbon’s MPU 100 is an excellent option for healthcare professionals and manufacturers who require a reliable and high-performance material for their applications in the medical fie.ld

MPU 100 Applications

  • Covers
  • Drug Contact Devices (Inhalers, Injectors, Dispensers)
  • Handles
  • Housings
  • Guards
  • Guides
  • Medical Devices
  • Prosthetics
  • Scientific

Resources

Material Manufacturer: Carbon

MPU 100 Characteristics

White

  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Biocompatible*
  • Chemical Resistant
  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • High Strength

*Special processing may be required. Please notify us of any biocompatibility needs.

Carbon's MPU 100 Mechanical Properties

Tolerance Guide
Based on a .08 in wall thickness.
General Accuracy
± 0.003 in + 0.001 in/in
Production Repeatability
(95% of points)
± 0.002 in
Additional XYZ Scale Factor
(Wall Thickness)
0.02 in: 1.003
0.04 in: 1.001
0.1 in: 1.000
0.3 in: 1.000

Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength
5 ksi
Tensile Modulus
190 ksi
Tensile Elongation at Break
15%
Flexural Stress at 5% strain
6 ksi
Flexural Modulus
145 ksi
Heat Deflection at 264 psi
100° F
Tolerance Guide
Based on a 2 mm wall thickness.
General Accuracy
± 0.075 mm + 0.025 mm/mm
Production Repeatability
(95% of points)
± 0.05 mm
Additional XYZ Scale Factor
(Wall Thickness)
0.5 mm: 1.003
1 mm: 1.001
2.5 mm: 1.000
7.6 mm: 1.000

Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength
35 MPa
Tensile Modulus
1300 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break
15%
Flexural Stress at 5% strain
40 MPa
Flexural Modulus
1000 MPa
Heat Deflection at 264 psi
40° C

Digital Light Processing

Technology
Max Build Area

7.4 x 4.6 x 12.8 in

Lead Time

1 – 4 Days

Layer Thickness
  • Standard Resolution: 0.004 in
  • Fine Resolution: 0.002 in
  • Ultra Fine Resolution: 0.001 in

About Digital Light Processing

Digital Light Processing (DLP) is a type of 3D printing that employs a UV-sensitive liquid resin cured through a digital light projector. Once the printing process is finished, our AM technicians thoroughly clean the part, remove any supports, and apply UV and thermal curing, if necessary. 

DLP 3D printing is an ideal choice for projects that require high levels of detail and finishing in various production-grade materials. This technology can produce components with varying durometers and characteristics, ranging from supple silicone to rigid high-temp cyanate ester. It is beneficial for creating small end-use components, lightweight metal part replacements, functional, high-detail prototypes, jigs, and fixtures.

Design Recommendations

Feature Measurement

Connecting & Moving Parts

Rigid: 0.12 in
Flexible: 0.04 in

Escape Holes

Rigid: 0.04 in
Flexible: 0.04 in

Embossing & Engraving

0.02 in SIL 30
0.01 in all other material

Holes & Openings

0.002 in

Horizontal Spans

2x overhangs

Minimum Features

Rigid: 0.004 in
Flexible: 0.04 in

Pin Diameter

Rigid: 0.004 in
Flexible: 0.04 in

Supports & Overhangs

0.04 in EPU 40 &41 & SIL 30
0.08 in RPU 70 & 130, FPU 50, & EPX 82
0.12 in MPU 100 & UMA 90

Walls (Supported)

0.06 in RPU 130, EPX 82, & SIL 30
0.04 in all other materials

Walls (Unsupported)

0.1 in

Feature Measurement

Connecting & Moving Parts

Rigid: 3 mm
Flexible: 1 mm

Escape Holes

Rigid: 1 mm
Flexible: 1 mm

Embossing & Engraving

0.5 mm SIL 30
0.3 mm all other materials

Holes & Openings

0.04 mm

Horizontal Spans

2x Overhangs

Minimum Features

Rigid: 0.1 mm
Flexible: 1 mm

Pin Diameter

Rigid: 0.1 mm
Flexible: 1 mm

Supports & Overhangs

1.0 mm EPU 40 & 41 & SIL 30
2.0 mm RPU 70 & 130, FPU 50, EPX 82
3.0 mm MPU 100 & UMA 90

Walls (Supported)

1.5 mm RPU130, EPX 82, & Sil 30
1 mm all other materials

Walls (Unsupported)

2.5 mm