TPE New Material for 3D Printer Video Demonstration

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Airwolf 3D Update Regarding New Material, Watch 3D Printer Video Demonstration

Meet a new material for 3D Printers …. TPE.  This is an “Thermoplastic elastomer”, also referred to as “thermoplastic rubber.”  The handler in the clip demonstrates that this 3MM TPE filament is extremely flexible and strong.  A 3D printed cup is made with Airwolf 3D Printer in TPE and retains shape after much manipulation.  3D printed TPE feels much like rubber and bounces back into shape.  The 3d printed part does not tear after 3 minutes of pulling and tugging.  Download the settings for your Airwolf 3D printer below.

Download The Settings For TPE

These are settings for:

3D Printer Model: AW3D XL (Modify the print bed size to use with AW3D 5.5.)

Material: TPE

Nozzle: .5

(Slic3r 9.10b)

TPE will soon be available in red, blue, black and white.  The testing continues.  More information regarding the availability of quality TPE will be coming at the beginning of November.  Please check back to this posting or follow our facebook page for updates.

More Materials

Did you know that we are printing with at least a dozen different types of materials?  Filaments include nylon, wood-like materials and even stone.  Our team strives to stay abreast of new developments in the 3D printing industry.  If you have perfected the settings for this, or a different new filament, please drop us a tip at: info @  If you are interested in a new material, but would rather leave the testing to us, send a request to: tech @  We welcome comments!

More 3D Printer Videos

Want to watch more?  Other clips are available in our “Fast and Accurate 3D Printer Video Library.”

3d printer video TPE torture test

If You Can’t Find It – 3D Print It!

Case Study:  During the development cycle of our largest 3D printer, we encountered the challenges of trying to source parts that do not exist.  To build a precise piece of equipment with exceptional performance and smooth movement, we had to roll up our sleeves and design some very interesting parts.  We then printed our custom parts with specialty materials and various fill settings until they felt and functioned the way that we needed them to.  Once such example is, the development of our very own custom bushings (or washers).  We now 3D print these, here, using TPE filament with the AW3D HD.

3d printed flexible bushing wsher