by General Fabb
Materialise, the industrial 3D print service, has announced a rather interesting material: TPU 92A-1. Despite the awkward and mysterious nomenclature, TPU 92A-1 offers a legendary feature: flexibility.
The video above shows the amazing flex provided by TPU 92A-1. Not only is this material flexible, but it also is resistant to tearing, temperature and abrasion, making it ideal for producing a new class of objects. What kind? Evidently TPU 92A-1 was used to produce the famous Iris van Herpen 3D printed dress earlier this year.
We expect to see many functional objects start to emerge from Materialise's 3D printer farm, including not only dresses, but shoes, household objects and toys.