Redwood City, California – Digital 3D manufacturing company Carbon has added a new elastomeric polyurethane to its range of production-ready materials.
EPU 41 is a production-scale elastomeric polyurethane material. The company claims it offers higher resilience for making durable, elastic lattices.
Elastomeric lattice geometries that can outperform traditional foams can be made with the material, said Carbon. EPU 41 has higher resilience at room and low temperatures than its existing EPU 40 product.
Carbon adds that EPU 41’s tear strength, energy return and elongation make it particularly suitable for cushioning, impact absorption and comfort absorptions. The company claims it performs well in functional tests such as fatigue, hydrolysis, UV stability and plastic deformation.
EPU 41 is sold in 5 litre bulk packs, and is currently available to customers in North America. A meter, mix and dispense device is required for dispensing the material in bulk quantities.
‘At Carbon, we are constantly pushing the boundaries to create solutions for producing more durable, higher quality end-use parts,’ said Carbon’s vice president of materials, Jason Rolland. ‘The introduction of EPU 41 … further validates our vision to fundamentally change how the world designs, engineers, makes and delivers products.’