Opal in colour, this filament acts just like PLA (in fact is a PLA blend) , but is rubber like after printing, so you can flex and bend print outs. It is not elastic and will not stretch.
We have been testing this on a Flashforge Dreamer and Replicator 2 with the injection moulded lever arm extruder and had no difficulty printing at normal PLA settings (230 degrees, printed on Glass bed and also on our carbon tape).
You can print from 200-230 degrees but will need an extruder that has no gaps. At this point we can not get it to print on the 5th Generation Makerbot printers.
We have printed a lot with this material on the Flashforge Dreamer. Settings and info you may find helpful:
Bed Temp: We heat the bed to 50 degrees, unless twin extruding with ABS see below.
Resolution : 200 - 300 micron
Print Speed: 30 mm/second
Temperature: 230 degrees
Nozzle fan: ON (we use the left extruder on the dreamer and tell the default it is PLA so this turns on.
Two Materials: We have printed Flex-PLA and Flex-ABS Both stick/fuse well together. In both cases we use the plastic as the raft. With ABS we raise the bed temp to 110, however also found the higher heat did effect print quality of the flex (perhaps as the filament fan is also turned off).
General Note: Flex is very susceptible to stringy webs between walls (called spider webbing). Reducing temperature defiantly helps, as does slowing print speed. It is interesting that in the heated chamber of ABS printing this is much less, but the quality of the overall flex print is also more poor.
Bilby 3D provides a 1 month Australian, back-to-base warranty of this product (Terms and conditions) For technical support of this product please read our knowledge bank or log a ticket
Bilby 3D Pty. Ltd. Phone 1800-847-333 International +61 2 8197 3928
Australian Distributors of desktop sized 3D printers (FlashForge, Roland, Da Vinci, Repraps, Makerbot & UP printers), 3D Scanners, Tools & Parts
Sydney: 23/110 Bourke Rd, Alexandria, NSW 2015, Australia
Brisbane: 2/474 Upper Edward St, Spring Hill, QLD 4000
Melbourne: Coming to Victoria Feb/Mar 2017
Bega Head Office: 452 Wyndham Lane, Kanoona 2550