Carbon announces EPX 82 and EPU 41 materials

EPU 41 - production-grade elastomeric material. Image: www.carbon3d.com

A Silicon Valley-based digital 3D Manufacturing company, Carbon has announced two new materials: Epoxy (EPX) 82 and Elastomeric Polyurethane (EPU) 41.

EPX 82 is a high-strength engineering material with a heat-deflection temperature of 115 °C and good impact strength, making it ideal for applications requiring a balance of strength, toughness, and thermal-cycling durability such as connectors, brackets, and housings in the automotive and industrial sectors. Its mechanical properties are comparable to lightly glass-filled thermoplastics (e.g., 20% GF-PBT, 15% GF-Nylon) and meet the USCAR-2 fluid compatibility standards.

The launch of EPU 41 adds to Carbon’s unparalleled elastomeric materials families (SIL 30, EPU 40, and EPU 41), and is especially well-suited for producing elastomeric lattice geometries that can outperform traditional foams. It has higher resilience at room and low temperatures compared to EPU 40, and its tear strength, energy return, and elongation make it perfect for cushioning, impact absorption, and comfort. EPU 41 also performs very well in functional testing, including fatigue, hydrolysis, UV-stability, and plastic deformation tests.