XYZ Printing Material

Ultrasint® TPU 88A

Thermoplastic polyurethane powder for Laser Sintering


Ultrasint TPU 88A is a multi-purpose material for application in Laser Sintering. Parts produced with this material offer a balanced property profile with good flexibility, shock absorption and the possibility to print very fine structures with a high level of detail. In addition, the material is easy to print, and has good UV and hydrolysis resistance.

Typical applications are:

  • Sports & Leisure
  • Footwear
  • Transportation industry
  • Jigs & Fixtures

Delivery Form & Warehousing:

Ultrasint TPU 88A should be stored at 15 – 35°C in its originally sealed package in a clean and dry environment.

Product Safety:

Mandatory and recommended industrial hygiene procedures and the relevant industrial safety precautions must be followed whenever this product is being handled and processed. Product is sensitive to humid environment conditions. For additional information please consult the corresponding material safety data sheets.

For Your Information:

Ultrasint TPU 88A comes in white color. Chemical properties (e.g. resistance against particular substances) and tolerance for solvents are available upon request. Generally, these properties correspond to publicly availablevdata on polyurethanes.


The data contained in this publication are based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application of our product, these data do not relieve processors from carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply any guarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a specific purpose. Any descriptions, drawings, photographs, data, proportions, weights etc. given herein may change without prior information and do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the responsibility of the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed.

The safety data given in this publication is for information purposes only and does not constitute a legally binding Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). The relevant MSDS can be obtained upon request from your supplier or you may contact Forward AM directly at [email protected].

General PropertiesTest methodTypical Values
Bulk Density / g/cm3DIN EN ISO 600.5
Printed Part Density / g/cm3DIN EN ISO 1183-11.1
Mean particle size d50 / μmISO 1332070-90
Glass transition Temperature / °CISO 11357 (20 K/min)- 48
Melting Temperature / °CISO 11357 (20 K/min)120-150
Thermal PropertiesTest MethodTypical Values1 X-DirectionTypical Values1 Z-Direction
Vicat/A (10 N) / °CDIN EN ISO 3069898
Mechanical PropertiesTest MethodTypical Values1 X-directionTypical Values1 Z-direction
Hardness Shore ADIN ISO 7619-188-9088-90
Tensile Strength / MPaDIN 53504, S287
Tensile Elongation at break / %DIN 53504, S2270130
Tensile Modulus / MPaISO 527-2, 1A7575
Flexural Modulus / MPaDIN EN ISO 1787070
Tear resistance (propagation, Trouser) / kN/mDIN ISO 34-1, A2626
Tear resistance (initiation, Graves) / kN/mDIN ISO 34-1, B4337
Compression Set B (23°C, 72h)/ %DIN ISO 815-12424
Rebound resilience / %DIN 535126363
Abrasion resistance / mm3DIN ISO 46498695
Charpy Impact Strength (notched) / kJ/m2DIN EN ISO 179-1No breakNo break
Charpy Impact Strength (unnotched) / kJ/m2DIN EN ISO 179-16058
Izod Impact Strength (notched) / kJ/m2ASTM D1052No cut growth
Izod Impact Strength (unnotched) / kJ/m2ASTM D1052No cut growth


1Measured after conditioning 3 days at 23°C and 50% r.h.
All values represent the stable part performance obtained when using the recommended refresh rate of 20% fresh + 80% recycled powder.

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