Introducing  flexy  TPU flexible filament.  It’s Shore Hardness is 96A.  Bigger than our Splash Spools we have 225 grams spools (4.5x the amount of filament) and larger 800 gram spools. Soon we will have all the same colors offered by SS.  This brand was researched by our team to meet exacting standards for consistent quality better than SS TPU, with no waviness with excellent dimensional accuracy . Check for more colors which are being shipped here and should be here by the end of the week.

  • Diameter: 1.75mm +- 0.05mm
  • Print Temperature: 200-230
  • Bed Temperature: 50-80
  • Print Speed: 30-50mm/s
  • Travel Speed: 70-100mm/s
  • Please see our TPU trouble shooting guide on our website if you experience excessive oozing, stringing or other issues
  • Retraction: Adjust your settings, too little retraction and you will have strings, too much and you will get blobs of filament when the print head starts its next segment of printing

 

NinjaFlex® Flexible Filament

The Industry Leading Flexible Filament

NinjaFlex® flexible filament leads the industry thanks to its superior flexibility and longevity compared to non-polyurethane materials. Its consistency in diameter and ovality (roundness) outpaces other polyurethane materials. Made from a specially formulated thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material, this patented technology boasts a low-tack, easy-to-feed texture. The result is uniquely flexible, strong prints ideal for direct-drive extruders.

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Key Features

  • Truly flexible (no fill or layer manipulation required to achieve performance)
  • 660% elongation allows for repeated movement and impact without wear or cracking
  • Polyurethane composition allows for excellent vibration reduction
  • Patented low friction exterior allows for smooth feeding
  • Abrasion resistance 20% better than ABS and 68% better than PLA
  • Consistent diameter and material properties providing reliable, high quality prints
  • Chemical resistant to many industrial materials, including naphtha, ASTM Oils #1-3, petroleum and freon
  • Adheres to all standard build platforms without glue/tape
  • REACH and RoHS 2002/95/EC Directive compliant
  • Applications: seals, gaskets, plugs, leveling feet, protective applications
  • Shore Hardness = 85A

Printing Guidelines

  • Extruder Temperature: 225°C – 245°C
  • Platform Temperature: Room temperature – 40°C
    Glue and/ or blue painters tape is suggested if not using a heated bed.
  • Print Speed:
    • Top and bottom layers: 10-20 mm/ sec (600-1200 mm/ min)
    • Infill speeds: 15-35 mm/ sec (900-2100 mm/ min)
  • Layer 2+ use cooling fan if available.

or blue painters tape is suggested if not using a heated bed.

  • Print Speed:
    • Top and bottom layers: 30-45 mm/ sec (600-1200 mm/ min)
    • Infill speeds: 60-80 mm/ sec (900 mm/ min-2100 mm/ min)
  • Layer 2+ use cooling fan if available.

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NinjaTek Splash Spools™ for 3mm / 2.85mm extruders

 

Each Small Spool is loaded with 250 grams of 1.75mm TPU flexible filament. Bigger than our Splash Spools this spool has 5x the amount of filament. The spool measures 6″ x 1.5″ and has a 2″ arbor hole. Slots in the spool allow you to see how much is left. This brand was researched by our team to meet exacting standards for consistent quality. Look for new colors coming soon. With a Shore Hardness of  98A you can influence how flexible a print should feel by adjusting infill and shell settings.

  • Extruder temperature: 200 – 230 °C   Please see our TPU trouble shooting guide on our website if you experience excessive oozing, stringing or other issues
  • Retraction: Adjust your settings, too little retraction and you will have strings, too much and you will get blobs of filament when the print head starts its next segment of printing
  • Platform temperature: Room temperature
  • Print Speed: 10-30 mm/s.   Due to the nature of flexible filament and the potential to buckle when being pushed through the hot end, it is highly recommended that you print at slow speeds.  If you are still having difficulty consider printing yourself a filament guide as a modification  to your printer.  You can find printer mods on Thingiverse (see my collection and/or search with your printer name)

User Tips: “At 230c I turned off retraction and ran the fan off for the first layer and ramped up to full during the next 5 layers (Cura stock setting) Bed was @ 70c with no adhesion issues.  I ran at 35mm/sec and at .2mm layer heights for the flex box from thingiverse  (thing:1695910)” “You have to print at 225c and at 10mm/s for good transparent prints. I used Vase mode.”* NOTE*  some colors are not transparent (black,white).  “It printed great with my regular TPU settings.  195C  45mm/s with Flexion extruder.”

Cheetah™ Premium Flexible Filament

*NEW* from the makers of NinjaFlex – The Fast-Printing High Performance Flexible Filament – Works on Most Printers

Cheetah™ flexible filament is the fastest and easiest to print flexible filament on the market. The focus in development of this material was on optimizing the user experience. The result is a filament that is printable across all types of desktop 3D printers at ABS and PLA speeds, many times twice the speed of other flexible materials on the market.

Additionally, Cheetah filament possesses impact strength 84% greater than the next product (ABS). The abrasion resistance is also second only to NinjaTek’s Armadillo product, making Cheetah the perfect blend of speed, flexibility and strength.

Key Features

  • Prints at speeds greater than 60 mm/s with standard ABS settings
  • Significantly greater impact strength than all widely used materials – 84% greater than ABS!
  • Abrasion resistance 40% higher than ABS and 76% higher than PLA
  • 580% Elongation capabilities improve ability to withstand wear and tear
  • Patented low friction exterior allows for smooth feeding
  • Consistent diameter and material properties providing reliable, high quality prints
  • Chemical resistant to many industrial materials, including naphtha, ASTM Oils #1-3, petroleum and freon
  • Adheres to most build platform materials (painter’s tape can help)
  • REACH and RoHS 2002/95/EC Directive compliant
  • Applications: grips, guides, hinges, sleeves and snap-fit parts
  • Shore Hardness = 95A

Printing Guidelines

  • Extruder Temperature: 225°C – 235°C
  • Platform Temperature: Room temperature – 40°C
    Glue and/ or blue painters tape is suggested if not using a heated bed.
  • Print Speed:
    • Top and bottom layers: 30-45 mm/ sec (600-1200 mm/ min)
    • Infill speeds: 60-80 mm/ sec (900 mm/ min-2100 mm/ min)
  • Layer 2+ use cooling fan if available.

Flexion X60 for the Flexion Extruder  Ultra Flexible Filament

Finally a filament that utilizes the full potential of the Flexion Extruder. This is, by far, the most flexible filament on the market. It feels like a rubber band, and produces finished parts that are completely tactile, flexible no matter what infill you use, and highly functional for applications that require stretch, flexibility, or compliance. Since it will only work with the Flexion Extruder, you can print parts that nobody else can!

Product Description

Flexion X60 Ultra-Flexible Filament is the softest filament available on the market today, by far. At Shore 60A, it is much softer than Ninjaflex or Filaflex. It is about the flexibility of an inner-tube. This materials is perfect for that ultra-flexible application: rubbery toys, comfortable wearables, parts that need to stretch to fit, gaskets, releasable molds, and so much more.

  • Non-toxic.
  • Incredible flexibility and elasticity.
  • Diameter of 1.75; variations ± 0.05 mm; roundness ± 0.05 mm
  • Only printable with the Flexion Extruder. Recommended for use with the standard hotend (not HT).
  • Shipped vacuum-sealed with desiccant to keep it free of moisture (not prone to moisture absorption, but best to be careful)

Recommended print settings:

  • Print on unheated, solvent-cleaned polymer surface such as Buildtak, PEI, Kapton, or Vinyl hairspray
  • Recommended print temperature 210°C ± 5°C (NEVER approach or exceed breakdown temperature of 230°C)
  • Print speed – up to 40mm/s. Start very slow (20mm/s) and work up from there. Slow down for bridging and infill.
  • Extrusion multiplier – 1.1 compared to rigid material
  • Extrusion width – 90% of nozzle diameter (0.36 for a 0.4mm nozzle)

nGen_FLEX by colorFabb

Heat resistance 130C | Steam Sterilizable | Great layer-to-layer adhesion | Tough prints

nGen_FLEX was developed with Eastman chemical company. Based on their work with co-polyesters nGen_FLEX makes a very compatible materials with other Amphora grade materials. This means you can expect to mix both materials with good adhesion properties to truly form a dual extruded model.

* nGen_FLEX was designed to work with a Buildtak 3D printing surface and we find it does not adhere well to PEI (Lulzbut) print plates. If you have a PEI plate please consider Cheetah as an alternative.

With just the right amount of flex, nGen_FLEX is best described as a semi flexible materials. Still capable of being fed through a Bowden tube and printed at regular PLA speeds.

Fast printing

nGen_FLEX is engineered as a semi-flexible material which allows most users to print at regular print speeds, cutting down build times compared to other very flexible filaments. Also bowden style 3D printers, 1.75mm and 2.85mm, will be able to push this filament through without much trouble.

Temperature resistance

nGen_FLEX is temperature resistant to about 130C. That means 3D printed objects can be steam sterilized at 121C which is a great asset for medical / laboratory environments.

Flexible and tough

Printed in single perimeters and without infill or very little, objects will feel quite flexible. Printed with multiple perimeters and more infill objects will be very firm and tough. The material is rated at a Shore A  hardness level of 95.

Printing Guidelines

  • Heated platform – 80/100C
  • Print speed  PLA speeds, but at elevated temperatures of 250/260C.
  • Printing temperature – 240/260C
  • Minimal layer time – adjust the minimum layer time when you want to print without cooling for best layer adhesion.
  • Cooling – As always, for tough strong parts with excellent layer adhesion colorFabb recommends using 0% fan
  • Retraction PLA retraction values should be a good starting value for most machines. One can expect slightly higher values of retraction speed and retraction length.