What are the best flexible filaments?

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What are the best flexible filaments?

Post by psd » Sat May 06, 2017 8:07 am

Has anyone tried the variety of flexible filaments out there?
I see mixed review of ninjaflex and I know eSun has two different offerings, and saw one or two others.
Anyone getting good results with any of them?
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Re: What are the best flexible filaments?

Post by jimc » Sun May 07, 2017 2:45 am

really the best stuff out there is ninjaflex for the softer materials. only drawback is fenner is extremely proud of it as you can see with the price. esun has a few with different properties. i believe the eflex is the one that is very much like ninjaflex. its rubber band like. stretch it and it springs right back. the others are different. they stretch but dont rebound in the same way.

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Re: What are the best flexible filaments?

Post by psd » Sun May 07, 2017 3:16 am

Thanks Jim,
Which give the cleanest print?
Which are most dependable to print well?
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Re: What are the best flexible filaments?

Post by psd » Sun May 07, 2017 3:18 am

Btw, has anyone created print profiles or settings for the eSun eflex?
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Re: What are the best flexible filaments?

Post by jimc » Sun May 07, 2017 3:27 am

if you dont need super soft material then cheetah will give you much cleaner prints. any of the real soft ones like ninjaflex take some trial and error to get right. you really cant print super clean with them since retraction basically doesnt work. they will ooze all over the place during travel moves. cheetah is stiffer and will retract.

psd, its been a long time but if i remember right the eflex had setting almost the same as ninjaflex.

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Re: What are the best flexible filaments?

Post by Phil » Sun May 07, 2017 2:34 pm

I have used several flexible filaments. You can read about them on "Insta's Filaments That Work on the M2" thread.

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Re: What are the best flexible filaments?

Post by psd » Tue May 09, 2017 1:47 pm

Thank Gillian, any setting tips?
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Re: What are the best flexible filaments?

Post by billc » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:46 am

I did my first print with Cheetah last night. I used my (Jules mostly) PETG settings with modifications indicated by Cheetah specs (temperature, etc).
I was very surprised to get a nice print - simple rectangle on the first try. I expected to have to make several attempts. I'm looking forward to doing something more complex this weekend - a drone housing for a GoPro. Anyone have advice for bridging success with Cheetah? Also on an M3

I added the picture. ragged edges are support that hasn't been pulled off. Support comes off nicely. Was necessary due to small height differences between the top and bottom parts that are connected. We aren't sure what the hood-like piece is... just came with the stl.
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Re: What are the best flexible filaments?

Post by jimc » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:52 am

Cheetah bridges super easy. Really you dont need any special settings.

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Re: What are the best flexible filaments?

Post by psd » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:29 am

Super, I will pick up some cheers too.
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