varioShore TPU Prosthetic Medium Brown


Silver is known to have beneficial properties for prosthetics and orthotics.

Available in skintone colors

Soft touch surface when foamed

Lower density when foamed 0.5 to 0.6 g/cm³


Stringing /oozing due to foaming effect

Requires knowledge of printing process to finetune settings.


Colorfabb varioShore TPU Prosthetic
Diameter Tolerance:
± 0.1 mm
1,2-1,3 g/cm3
Glass Transition Temperature:
Printing Advice

At colorFabb we have a well equipped 3d printing studio with a lot of popular 3d printers. We know our materials will give you excellent results and to help you get these results here are tips and tricks for using colorFabb 3d printing filament.

Advised 3D printing temperature 
Advised 3d print speed
20-30 mm/s
Advised Heated bed 
Cooling fan

Use the least amount of cooling when maximum foaming is required. For better overhang performance use 50-100% cooling.

We advise our community to use standard TPU settings as a base setting for developing your own pre-sets.

Make sure the distance between nozzle and platform is not to small, especially if the material is being foamed while printing, the pressure will need to be released from the hot-end to prevent clogging and feeder issues.



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varioShore TPU Prosthetic Medium Brown

This version of varioShore TPU Medium Brown is uniquely suited for printing prosthetics and orthotics. We have included silver in our formulation. Silver is known to have beneficial properties for prosthetic and orthotic applications. 

Wikipedia: Medical uses of silver

Besides the addition of silver, this version of varioShore is available in three skintone colors: Pale Pink, Medium Brown, Dark Brown. Printing at a lower temperature will result in a more intense skintone color, printing at a higher temperature (activating the foaming agent) results in a more powder like skintone color, less intense and a softer appearance.

VarioShore TPU Prosthetic has a few main distinctive features: its variable shore hardness, reduced weight and density and soft touch. varioShore TPU Prosthetic allows users to vary the density of the material by adjusting temperature and material throughput (speed & layerheight). At temperatures between 200 and 250C the materials will start to expand to roughly 1.4-1.6 times its original volume, which reduces the density to 0.7 to 0.9 g/cm³. This means the material can be printed at low flow rates (60-70%), to compensate the active foaming, which in return gives very soft printed parts.

Developed in co-operation with Lubrizol, varioShore TPU Prosthetic is a material ideally suited for printing prosthetic and orthotic parts.

Please note that the color can change, depending on the amount of foaming. The color will turn lighter when the material is at maximum foamed state as opposed to non-foamed state which shows a deeper and richer color.

From shore hardness 92A(unfoamed) to shore 55A (maximum foamed).

  • Light Weight
  • Soft Touch
  • Prosthetics
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