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3D Systems DuraForm® Flex Thermoplastic Elastomer for SLS® Systems
Categories: Polymer; Rapid Prototyping Polymer; Thermoplastic; Elastomer, TPE

Material Notes: Thermoplastic elastomer material with rubber-like flexibility and functionality. For use with all selective laser sintering SLS® systems.

  • Athletic footwear and equipment
  • Gaskets, hoses and seals
  • Simulate thermoplastic elastomer, cast urethane, silicone and rubber parts
  • “Soft-touch,” overmolded grips
  • Parts requiring rubber-like flexibility and durability
  • Form, fit, or functional prototypes
  • Parts that require joining with adhesives
  • Complex production and prototype plastic parts
  • Appropriate for low- to mid-volume rapid manufacturing

All information provided by 3D Systems.

Available Properties
  • Bulk Density, ASTM D4164, tap
  • Hardness, Shore A, ASTM D2240
  • Tensile Strength, Ultimate, ASTM D638, as sintered
  • Tensile Strength, Ultimate, ASTM D638, infiltrated with flexseal (8-dip process)
  • Elongation at Break, ASTM D638
  • Elongation at Break, ASTM D638
  • Tensile Modulus, ASTM D638, as sintered
  • Tensile Modulus, ASTM D638, infiltrated with flexseal (8-dip process)
  • Flexural Modulus, ASTM D790
  • Flexural Modulus, ASTM D790
  • Tear Strength, as sintered, Die C; initial
  • Tear Strength, infiltrated with flexseal (8-dip process), Die C; initial
  • Taber Abrasion, mg/1000 Cycles, ASTM D4060, CS-17 wheel
  • Volume Resistivity, ASTM D257
  • Surface Resistance, ASTM D257
  • Dielectric Constant, ASTM D150
  • Dielectric Strength, ASTM D149
  • Dissipation Factor, ASTM D150
  • Melting Point, DSC
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3D Systems Corporation

Category Notes
Thermoplastic Elastomer

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