Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
BigRep launches PRO FLEX flexible filament for 3D printing
April 4, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 4, 2018 – BigRep today released TPU-based material PRO FLEX, a flexible material with engineering-grade properties for a range of applications, describing it as a “first” for the large-scale FDM industry globally.
The company’s latest filament innovation is designed to deliver high temperature resistance, as well as commendably low temperature impact resistance, says BigRep, adding that the material has “excellent damping behaviour and dynamic properties.” For the automotive industry, for example, the material is suitable for the prototyping of gear knobs, door handles, cable sheathing and more. Meanwhile the sporting goods industry could also use PRO FLEX for the prototyping of skateboard wheels, sporting shoe shells, ski tips and ends. BigRep will provide a guidance document to all PRO FLEX customers, and as part of the BigRep 360-degree service, customer service technicians are also on hand to assist where necessary.