How to print with BCN3D TPU


                                                                                       

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TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) is an elastomeric copolymer, made up of alternating soft and hard blocks, which give hardness and flexibility at the same time. This material is ideal for those applications where flexibility and durability are highly desired.

With Shore-A hardness of 98, TPU is a resistant material for several industrial applications, both mechanical or chemical. Moreover, it’s been especially designed to improve the 3D printing experience.

 

You can purchase TPU from our store: BCN3D TPU

 

TPU compatibility with BCN3D printers / hotends:

Epsilon-header w27-epsilon-series-bcn3d d25-sigma-series-bcn3d Sigmax-header-3-prints Sigma-header-3prints
0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0 0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0 0.4 /0.8 0.3/0.4 /0.5/ 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0 0.3/0.4 /0.5/ 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0

 

Supported materials combinations

 

TPU PLA PVA ABS PETG TPU PA BVOH PP   PAHT CF15   PPGF 30 TOUGH PLA
e-experimental e-experimental
✔ Supported          Not supported       e-experimental Experimental

 

TPU printing settings - 0.4 mm nozzle:º

Extruder temperature 220ºC - 245°C
Build plate temperature 45ºC- 60ºC
Speed 25 mm/s
Retraction speed  30 mm/s Full enclosure models
40 mm/s Open models
Retraction distance  8 mm
Cooling fan 100%
Minimum layer height 0.15-0.4  mm
 

Note:  BCN3D Lab develops specific configurations for each material and printer. Be sure to use the last BCN3D Stratos version.

 

Build plate adhesion:

It is not necessary to use Magigoo when printing that filament, you will get optimal results using a clean printing surface.

 

Recomendations:

Plastics absorb moisture from the air. For long periods of time without printing, it is
recommended to keep the TPU spools in a box or airtight container with desiccant
to keep them dry.

Filament Storage

TPU emits low levels of gasses and particles when printed. We recommend printing
it in a well-ventilated area to ensure a healthy environment.

 

 


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