Polypropylene is a versatile and durable material, highly suitable for compliant and functional parts. The FDM technology provides a cheaper alternative to SLS or MJF printed parts.
Polypropylene (PP) is a widely used plastic known for its rigidity and lightweight nature. It is the second most commonly used plastic globally and finds extensive application in packaging and storage industries. Due to its toughness, fatigue resistance, and durability, PP is well-suited for creating semi-rigid, functional prototypes in various fields. It is particularly suitable for applications involving snap-fit assemblies or living hinges.
The technical properties of Polypropylene (PP) are as follows:
|Tensile Strength||18.7 - 35 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus||220 - 660 MPa|
|Tensile Elongation||300 - 600%|
Please note that the values provided for the technical properties are approximate ranges and can vary depending on the specific formulation and manufacturing processes. It's always recommended to refer to the manufacturer's documentation or data sheets for precise and up-to-date technical specifications for the specific brand and formulation of Polypropylene (PP) material.