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Yet ANOTHER Flexible Filament

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:24 pm
by JuliaDee

Re: Yet ANOTHER Flexible Filament

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:04 pm
by wilsonj
looks good, but $$$ Over $120 to get one .5kg roll to AU. I'll let you try this one!

Re: Yet ANOTHER Flexible Filament

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:30 pm
by josejuako
Hi Julia :

Excellent material , more things !.
Thanks to show us .

Jose

Re: Yet ANOTHER Flexible Filament

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:24 pm
by Numonic
Amazing I have a several uses for this type of material for my purposes, is this usable for the Up Mini? Has anyone tried this yet?

Re: Yet ANOTHER Flexible Filament

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:31 pm
by JuliaDee
Numonic wrote:Amazing I have a several uses for this type of material for my purposes, is this usable for the Up Mini? Has anyone tried this yet?
I don't have a Mini, I have an Up and an Afinia. I have a spool of this fennerdrives material on order, and in the meantime I'm having pretty good results using the FormFutura Flex EcoPLA:

http://www.formfutura.com/175mm-flex-ecopla-black.html

I've been printing on ABS setting, with temp reduced to 210 per their recommendation. "Fine" speed is necessary since the material extrudes slowly. Max layer height seems to be 250-300 microns; bigger than that and the material sticks to the nozzle instead of to the layer below. Retraction might be better using the Up's PLA setting; I haven't tried it yet but I'm getting some nice results on the ABS setting. Support removal is not as difficult as I'd thought it would be. Also need to try different temps and fan duct open/closed but it takes time...

Results will vary greatly depending on the geometry of your model and how many of them you're printing. It generally seems to do better on parts where the tool path is such that the nozzle is continuously laying down a bead of filament rather than jumping around a part or between parts; I guess that has to do with retraction. A clean nozzle in good condition helps a lot - you want one that extrudes straight and smooth without any curling. Mine was curling so I put some foam-backed sandpaper on the bed and dragged the nozzle around on it a bit; results improved significantly.

There's also recreus http://recreus.com/ which looks fabulous but at present it's only available in 3mm.

julia

Re: Yet ANOTHER Flexible Filament

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:43 pm
by mr6k
I looked at this Ninjaflex on their site, price up front in the UK seemed reasonable, but as you progress through the order they add £15 shipping then 20% tax on the lot, a bit naughty not advising this up front. So a £31 reel of 1.1lbs ends up at around £55, Others ship 1Kg reels of material in the UK for as little as £4.

Think I will wait until I really need some.

cheers

Peter

Re: Yet ANOTHER Flexible Filament

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:00 pm
by wilsonj
Recreus are working on a 1.75mm version of their material also. Certainly looks promising and comes in 12 colours. Much better than the black and white soft PLA, and it will be available in 250 and 500g rolls too, which is nice. I'm just a little nervous about price.