TPC

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FlexiFil TPC 30D

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FlexiFil TPC 30D is a rubber-like flexible TPC type of 3D printer engineering filament that not only combines flexibility with elasticity and resilience, but also provides great strength and an excellent resistance to UV and chemicals.
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FlexiFil TPC 40D

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FlexiFil TPC 40D is a rubber-like flexible TPC type of 3D printer engineering filament that not only combines flexibility with elasticity and resilience, but also provides great strength and an excellent resistance to UV and chemicals.
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Addigy F2060 HT

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Addigy F2060 HT is a flexible TPC filament by Covestro that combines flexibility with chemical resistance against exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) condensate and prolonged high temperature resistance.
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Addigy F2045

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Addigy F2045 is a highly flexible TPC filament by Covestro that is made from 50% bio-based feedstock and exhibits excellent processing characterisics, flexibility, strenght and heat resistance.
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TPC filament

What is TPC filament?

TPC filament (thermoplastic filament (thermoplastic copolyester) is a rubbery 3D printing filament which has good flexibility and is great choice for projects where flexibility is necessary. In addition, TPC has a low density, high impact resistance, good chemical resistance/properties and high-temperature resistance. Want to learn more about TPC 3D printing filament? Keep reading!

Thermoplastic copolyesters (TPC) are copolyether esters with alternating, random sequences of long-chain or short-chain glycols. They consist of both hard and soft segments. Hard segments are usually short-chain ester units, while soft segments are usually aliphatic polyethers and polyester glycols.

How do I print with TPC filament?

TPC is often seen as a material that is only used in professional projects. It is for this reason that we rarely see this filament being used in amateur projects.

But whether you are a professional or aspiring 3D printing enthusiast, with the following settings you will guarantee a good end product with TPC filament. For the best results, the extruder temperature should be set between 220-260 ºC. In addition, we recommend that you use a heating bed while printing with TPC. This aforementioned heating bed should be set to temperatures between 90-110 ºC. Lastly, the printing speed should be set between 5-30 mm/s, depending on your project.

Printing with these settings will guarantee the best results with TPC.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of printing with TPC filament?

Advantages

TPC filament is a great material for projects where flexibility is key. In addition, it also has great impact resistance, making this a very durable material. Furthermore, TPC has great UV resistance. Making this filament a great fit for projects that are meant for outdoor use. High temperatures are also not a problem for TPC.

Lastly, TPC is made with 43% renewable bio-based content. Making this a environmentally friendly 3D printing filament.

At FormFutura we offer TPC in a variety of colors. Curious about our product range? Take a look below!

Disadvantages

TPC filament is often considered a professional-grade 3D printing filament. Printing with any kind of flexible filament can be a challenge. But be extra careful when printing with TPC. If you're looking for an alternative flexible filament. TPU filament could be a great choice for you.

Short overview of the filament

In conclusion, TPC is a flexible 3D printing filament with great impact strength, good UV resistance, friendly to the environment and has outstanding chemical resistance.