With Lubrizol 3D Printing Solutions’ advanced TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) technology, we provide versatile materials that can simplify the footwear production process and provide unique performance properties, allowing performance shoe brands to achieve customization, comfort, performance and durability.
By combining our TPU development expertise with application testing and DfAM (design for additive manufacturing) capabilities, we enable our customers to take their product designs to the next level. 3D printed TPU can allow for higher levels of rebound and lower durometers than would be normally associated with a single material. Understanding the demand for different durometers, rebound levels, aesthetics, moisture resistance and skin contact compatibility, Lubrizol 3D Printing Solutions can use their DfAM capabilities to form lattice structures suited for a variety of applications. Our powdered TPUs can also be unpacked easily, ensuring ease of removal and post-processing of complex parts in production environments.
ESTANE® 3D TPU M95A gives an excellent level of energy return after impact depending on 3D part design and geometry: