Ultrasint® TPU 88A

Material
ultrasint tpu 88a white

Description

Ultrasint® TPU 88A is a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material widely used in various applications. It is a strong, flexible, and durable material that withstand extreme conditions and temperatures. It is made using a powder bed fusion additive manufacturing process, which allows for incredible design freedom and helps to bring down production costs. Ultrasint® TPU 88A is ideal for producing functional prototypes, end-use parts, and manufacturing aids that require flexibility and durability. It is commonly used in the automotive, aerospace, and consumer goods industries. The material is resistant to abrasion and chemicals, provides good shock absorption, and has excellent vibration-damping properties. With Ultrasint® TPU 88A, designers and manufacturers can produce high-quality parts with excellent mechanical properties that can withstand harsh environments.

Ultrasint® TPU 88A Applications

  • Air Ducts
  • Automotive Interior Components
  • Cable Protectors
  • Gaskets
  • Grips
  • Hoses
  • Jigs & Fixtures
  • Seals
  • Shoe Soles
  • Ski Boots
  • Tools
  • Tubing
  • Vibration Dampeners

Resources

Material Manufacturer: BASF

Ultrasint® TPU 88A Characteristics

White

  • Elastomeric
  • Fatigue Resistant
  • Flexible
  • High Resolution/High Detail
  • High Strength
  • Hydrolysis Resistant
  • Shock Absorption 
  • UV Stability

Utlrasint® TPU 88A Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Properties X-Direction
Tensile Strength
1,160 psi
Tensile Modulus
12,328 psi
Tensile Elongation at Break
360%
Mechanical Properties X-Direction
Tensile Strength
8 MPa
Tensile Modulus
85 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break
360%

Laser Sintering

Technology
Max Build Area

26 x 13.5 x 21.8 in

Lead Time

3 – 5 Days

Tolerances

First Inch ± 0.005 in

Add Inches ± 0.002 in

Layer Thickness
  • EOS:  0.005 in
  • 3D Systems:  0.004 in
  • XYZ: 0.004 in

About Laser Sintering

Laser sintering, also known as selective laser sintering, is an industrial 3D printing technology. This process involves using a high-powered laser to fuse powdered thermoplastics precisely. Our laser sintering team can produce prototypes or parts within three to five days. The parts are then cleaned of excess powder and are ready to be used or can be further refined for a higher level of finishing. 

One of the most significant benefits of laser sintering is its ability to create complex geometric shapes easily. The automated vapor smoothing ensures that the production parts are strong, heat-resistant, air-tight, and water-tight, and easy to replicate. Nylon is the primary material used in selective laser sintering, which allows for the creation of flexible end-use parts and living hinges. It can also be dyed in various colors.

Laser sintering technology can benefit industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, medical and dental, and many more.

Design Recommendations

Feature Measurement

Connecting & Moving Parts

Connecting: 0.006 in
Moving: 0.012 in

Escape Holes

0.04 in

Embossing & Engraving

Width: 0.04 in
Height/Depth: 0.04 in

Holes & Openings

0.02 in

Horizontal Spans

Supports Not Required

Minimum Features

0.03 in

Pin Diameter

0.02 in

Supports & Overhangs

Supports Not Required

Walls (Supported)

0.03 in

Walls (Unsupported)

Supports Not Required
Feature Measurement

Connecting & Moving Parts

Connecting: 0.15 mm
Moving: 0.3 mm

Escape Holes

1 mm

Embossing & Engraving

Width: 1 mm
Height/Depth: 1 mm

Holes & Openings

0.5 mm

Horizontal Spans

Supports Not Required

Minimum Features

0.7 mm

Pin Diameter

0.5 mm

Supports & Overhangs

Supports Not Required

Walls (Supported)

0.7 mm

Walls (Unsupported)

Supports Not Required