what can be done with TPU and Silicone?
We want to reuse old phone covers/cases, and I was wondering what the possibilities are with the plastics stated above? Any help would be very appreciated!
TPU is an interesting material used for soft products like shoe soles and phone covers. It is also used as 3D printing filament. I think, once shredded, you can do lots stuff with it, like 3D-printing filament. I know one Swiss company that recycles used ski boots into filament. TPU also has several shore-grade, which define the softness/hardness of the material.
As of silicone, I’m not sure if its reusable. I’ve been working with silicone resin and they all have been thermosets. Means, once it is cure, you can’t reform it anymore. Please correct me, if I’m wrong.
Haven’t seen anyone mention it yet, but TPU and Silicone are perfect for sex toys 😉
Plus I don’t see anyone making these products yet in the bazar, and making moulds should be pretty easy with a 3D printer and plaster, so it would be a good business opportunity.
That’s a great application, thanks for posting. You don’t see a lot of products where the injector adds just a portion of the product. Same thing for encapsulating electronics, even if it is just decorative LEDs, a good addition to custom decorative items.
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