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Printing with Ninjaflex?

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:20 am
by zahn
Has anyone been able to successfully print ninjaflex with the M3? Any tips would be appreciated, I just got myself a roll and have been reading online for resources but haven't found much in relation to the M3.

Cheers

Re: Printing with Ninjaflex?

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:39 pm
by airscapes
I have not yet tried ninjaflex nor do I have the M3. However I don't think the drive on the M3 is too much different than the M2.. Soft filament needs to be printer really slow (10mmS) and you need to adjust the drive tension so the filament is not crushed and distorted or it will wind up in the drive between the teeth and the bearing and you will be taking the drive off to release it. I created a tension gauge for the M2 drive (might fit the M3) so once I find what works, I can mark that setting on the spool and be able to bounce between filaments quickly. viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6748
Good Luck!

Re: Printing with Ninjaflex?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:56 pm
by zemlin
The best build surface I've found for Ninjaflex is Garolite LE - linen-based phenolic sheet - which also works well for nylons.

Re: Printing with Ninjaflex?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:33 pm
by Phil
I recommend a 0.50mm nozzle vice 0.35mm.

Re: Printing with Ninjaflex?

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:02 pm
by aaron
I've been printing with NF on the M3-ID with the stock 0.35 nozzle. I agree with the above poster at the 0.50 would probably be better. I print slow at 1200 mm/min and 1.05 extrusion multiplier at 245 C and 60 C on the bed. I print right on the glass surface with no Kapton and haven't had issues with adhesion.

If you goal is to print Multi Material, I recommend adding in some custom scripts to cool and re heat the hot end on tool changes.