Just looking to add TPU to solidworks i couldnt find it in the external libary
First you'll need mechanical properties of TPU.
Then you create a new material library in SW.
Create a new material in the new library and enter all the properties.
FEA result 100% depends on correct properties of the material.
Hopefully you'll see this before tomorrow.
TPU is a class of materials. You might as well ask how to add "metal".
That said, here's how you add materials.
Ok cheers guys I think i already worked out how to add materials it just came up as not found on the solidworks database and was hoping to avoid custom materials. Any good websites with material properties. Ive been trying to get a license to cambridge engineering software to no avail?
As I said, TPU is a class of materials. Material properties vary and indeed can be controlled to a significant degree. Matweb has 1178 different TPU materials listed. What are the material properties you want? You must have some properties in mind already to decide that TPU was the thing.
Start with where you get your TPU.
Its like you got steel. Which grade? Which spec?
You might need to to do some test to find its properties and enter in SW.
I'm looking for impact absorption. I know that NFL helmets use it and was interested if it would be up to scratch for my project. I'll have a look at Matweb as i'll need a few types to show "research and product development".
Part of the absorption is the 3D printed structure.
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