Dallas, Texas – Adaptive3D has added a new high tear-strength direct curing elastomer to its range. Elastic ToughRubber 90 is an elastomeric polyurethane photopolymer designed for 3D printing flexible end parts.
Adaptive3D adds new 3D printing elastomer
It has applications in the footwear, transportation, industrial and medical fields. The company claims it overcomes challenges involved in additive manufacture using elastomeric materials. The one-part system requires no mixing, and is also pot stable, which reduces waste.
‘With stable performance at cold temperatures, a tear strength of 46 kN/m, greater than 200% elongation, and ease of processing, Elastic ToughRubber unlocks the benefits of 3D printing to those who manufacture and sell rubber, polyurethane and foam parts,’ said Walter Voit, CEO at Adaptive3D.
The company believes the shoe industry will be the material’s natural home. It is primed to scale up production in 2020.