Hatchbox TPU Filament Amazing but Goopy

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w22
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Hatchbox TPU Filament Amazing but Goopy

Post by w22 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:03 pm

Please see attached.

Every Hatchbox PLA filament print regarding the attached image successfully prints but when printing with Hatchbox TPU, the texture is fantastic, but so bendable and goopy that every print fails.

I'm using Simplify 3D with my MakerGear M2 E4 and am lost on what settings I should change the profile settings to using this TPU filament. I know every print is different but I at least need some sort of pilot light to get these prints going as every single one is failing.

Thoughts?
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Jules
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Re: Hatchbox TPU Filament Amazing but Goopy

Post by Jules » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:32 pm

Try multiple outlines. That needs some more support.

w22
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Re: Hatchbox TPU Filament Amazing but Goopy

Post by w22 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:29 am

Thank you! That was definitley it.

Big question though: What do I print with this? It looks like I'll have to use 5-10x more filament to print prints using TPU vs PLA so something like the Vase isn't the greatest idea so I'm guessing jewelry? I'm not a big fan so any other ideas other than a sandal?

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Jules
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Re: Hatchbox TPU Filament Amazing but Goopy

Post by Jules » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:11 am

Stretchable lids for saving that half can of cat food? You could make your own elastic bowl covers. (I've got some Semi-Flex that I haven't even tried yet myself...can't think of anything to use it on yet.) ;)

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Re: Hatchbox TPU Filament Amazing but Goopy

Post by Spotopolis » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:17 am

I've used it for a wallet, grips for my DSLR camera rig, tire treads on models, a plug for a piggy bank, spill-proof caps for my side-fed airbrush color cups, and airbrush tip covers to provide protection in case of dropping one and damaging over $100 in parts. It is pretty useful stuff - let your imagination run with it!

13brv3
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Re: Hatchbox TPU Filament Amazing but Goopy

Post by 13brv3 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:32 pm

Good timing. I have a roll of that sitting in my Amazon cart. I need to make an insert for not-so-great cup holder in my car, and I've been trying to decide if the TPU (and or petg) can stand occasional hot summer car temps. Unfortunately it's going to be a long time until I can test it (I hate winter).

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Re: Hatchbox TPU Filament Amazing but Goopy

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Jules
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Re: Hatchbox TPU Filament Amazing but Goopy

Post by Jules » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:10 pm

Oh yeah....everyone needs one of those! :lol:

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Re: Hatchbox TPU Filament Amazing but Goopy

Post by Phil » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:06 pm

Honestly, I think I would rather see it break when I hit it with a hammer. Do one for Clinton, too!

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