Carbon unveils RPU 130 at the International K Fair

Top, left: A painted brake caliper cover made with RPU 130. Bottom, right: An unpainted brake caliper cover made in RPU 130. Brake caliper covers are an example of an automotive application that benefits from RPU 130 unique strength and heat resistance qualities.

In the upcoming week at the International K Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, digital manufacturing company Carbon will debut its latest innovation in materials, a new resin called RPU 130. RPU 130 fills the need for a tough, rigid, and high-temperature additive manufacturing material suitable for rigorous applications in industries such as automotive. RPU 130 is also partially derived from plants, addressing the growing demand for more sustainable, high-performance materials.

Rigid polyurethane is Carbon’s most versatile rigid material family. Carbon developed RPU 130 to address the need for superior impact resistance and dimensional stability at elevated temperatures that no additive material could address. In addition to automotive, RPU 130 is highly relevant for a wide range of industrial and consumer product applications such as air ducts and brake caliper covers for vehicles, sunglasses, tool housings, and device enclosures. RPU 130 combines some of the best characteristics of Carbon’s RPU 70, FPU 50, and EPX 82 resins into a single, tough, heat and impact resistant material, similar to ABS, unfilled nylon, or polypropylene.

RPU 130 is the latest dual-cure engineering resin made exclusively for Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™ technology.