Here at Javelin Technologies, our 3D printers are hard at work. Whether it’s a 3D printing service job, a benchmark, or a part for internal use, the 3D printers are rarely idle. Our Oshawa and Oakville locations house a wide range of technology including Stratasys FDM and PolyJet 3D printers, Desktop Metal 3D printers, Post Process Finishing Machines, Universal Laser Systems and Artec 3D Scanners. This week the Stratasys F170 at our Oakville office was busy 3D printing brake pedal covers using FDM TPU 92A material.
TPU 92A Material
The Stratasys F123 series allows FDM TPU 92A material to be printed, providing a flexible yet durable part for numerous applications. FDM TPU 92A is a thermoplastic polyurethane which is ideal for prototyping elastomers providing exceptional elongation, tensile and tear strength. Parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.
3D Printed Brake Pedal Covers
The brake pedal covers are highly complex parts with intricate details. This part is applied on brake/clutch pedals on vehicles to protect OEM brake pads, resulting in a longer service life. The Stratasys F170 3D printer loads TPU material like any other material with similar print times and the soluble support enables highly complex parts. It takes approximately 4 hours to print the parts, then they are placed in a support removal tank to remove the soluble support. Once the soluble support is removed from the part, they are ready to be used and the flexibility of these TPU brake pedal covers makes them very easy to install.
3D Printing in Action
Watch this video of the F170 printing the TPU brake pedal covers.