Eos: TPU for serial 3D printing

Eos announced the launch of Eos TPU 1301. The company, one of the leading technology suppliers in the field of industrial 3D printing of polymers and metals, said that this material is a big step towards 3D printing mass production.

The material offers very good shock absorption properties and is therefore well suited for applications in footwear. (Source: Eos)

To achieve the flexibility and corresponding damping levels needed for different applications, these properties can be adjusted via structural design and the build process parameters used. According to Tim Rüttermann, Senior Vice President Polymer Systems & Materials at Eos, the material offers a great resilience after deformation, very good shock absorption, and very high process stability, at the same time providing a smooth surface of the 3D printed part.

Potential applications are in the fields of footwear, lifestyle and automotive, such as cushioning elements, protective gears, and shoe soles. Development partner of Eos is BASF3D Printing Solutions. Application examples for this material will be presented at Formnext 2019 (hall 11.1, stand D31).