Ultrafuse® TPC 45D is a flexible, rubberlike elastomer material with a reduced carbon footprint and improved elastic performance. It has a shore hardness of 45D and is made from Arnitel®Eco which is a partly bio-based Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomer plastic, derived from rapeseed oil and combines the best properties of elastomers (rubbers) and polyesters.
This material is proven to have a carbon footprint up to 50% lower than comparable co-polyesters and delivers excellent adhesion in the Z-direction, meaning that the printed layers don’t detach.
Particularly suitable for printing flexible parts like miniature tires, drive belts, bracelets and parts that have to be extremely flexible and have to be bent often.
We recommend a printer with a ‘pull’ system. A ‘push’ system probably will give problems with loading the filament.
The settings we are using with Ultrafuse TPC 45D;
- Nozzle close to the bedP
- Print temperature between 230-250 °
- Speed between 30-40mms
- Heated bed between 0-30°C + tape
- Raise the flow to 125 – 150% (via the printer)
- Using a brim is advisable