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Nylon-based thermoplastic elastomer filaments serve 3D printing

Stephen Law   

Electronics Production / Materials Regulations & Standards Contract Manufacturing Engineering Printable Electronics Supply Chain Wearable Technology 3D 3D printing 3D printing

DuPont Hytrel thermoplastic elastomer and DuPont Zytel nylon-based thermoplastic elastomer filaments for 3D printing allow users to achieve the true benefits of 3D printing (greater design freedom, lightweighting, reduced product development cycle times) allowing for rapid functional prototyping, parts production, tooling and customization in all sectors of the industry, such as automotive and electronics. Hytrel is available in two different hardness levels (Hytrel 3D4000FL with a shore D of 40 and Hytrel 3D4100 with a shore D of 60) for 3D printing. Users will be able to make flexible functional parts that combine resiliency, heat and chemical resistance with strength and durability. Mechanical properties of 3D printed parts in all directions using these grades are comparable to injection molding.


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