HYREL has performed an experiments with their Emulsifiable Extruder to prove that it is possible to 3D print Sugru. This specialized extruder is basically a 25cc syringe-type mechanism that can hold a variety of materials not typically 3D printed, such as plasticine, play-doh and now Sugru. The EMO-25 extruder can be installed on a normal HYREL 3D printer to enable printing of alternate materials.
Daniel Hutchison of HYREL says:
We are excited to announce we have a new material to add to our growing collection of 3D printable materials!
Sugru, an extremely versatile self-setting Rubber, has been successfully 3D printed with the HYREL Emulsifiable Extruder (EMO-25)! We are the first in the industry to be able to 3D print with this material!
We believe this is an important development. Imagine being able to print, for example, flexible rubber hinges, soft buttons, footpads, bumpers or other flexible items that could make your design safer, more active or attractive.
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