TPU, or thermoplastic polyurethane, is a flexible filament that can be used to make RC car tires, shoes, and other rubber-like models. TPU is not the only type of flexible filament, and the category generally covers a wide price range.
Average price range for TPU, TPE, and soft PLA: $87–$110 per kg
- , a mid-range option, runs for around $97 per kilogram.
- If you’ve got some extra cash to throw around, a high-end option is , which runs for around $110 per kilogram. goes for around the same price.
- The most affordable low-end option is , which goes for around $87 per kilogram.
As you can see, prices for flexible filaments are generally above $75 per kilogram. However, less-expensive alternatives that are nearly as inexpensiveas PLA, ABS, and PETG are available. The main difference in price comes down to filament tolerance, hardness, and strength, and this can vary by brand and type.