Information for 3D-Printing with Flexible Filament
Printing with Flexible Filament
On this page you will find clearly all the settings of your 3D Printer that you need to successfully 3D-print with flexible filament. Still have questions? Visit the contact page.
- Temperature To be able to 3D print well with Flexible filament, you set the temperature of the nozzle between 215 - 235C. To start, it is best to sit in between and set the temperature of the nozzle to 225C. If the nozzle temperature is too low, the Flexible filament may not be fluid enough. That causes under-extrusion. More information about under extrusion.
- Speed You will have to print 3D flexible filament slowly. If you print too fast, you have the chance that you compress the filament and nod inside the print head. This often causes a blockage. Use a 3D printing speed of less than 25 mm / s.
- Cooling A 3D-print made from flexible filament has distortions fairly quickly. That is why it is best to switch on the cooling fan (s) very slowly or only from 3 - 4 mm height. Still struggling with warping 3D Prints? Read more: Prevent warping
- Heating 3D Printing with Flexible Filament requires a heated print bed to prevent warping. You set the temperature of the print bed to a minimum of 70C. The recommended temperature for your print bed is between 70 - 90C. Still struggling with warping 3D Prints? In this article you can read more over the prevention of warping.
- Adhesion To prevent curvature with a Flexible 3D-print, good adhesion with the print bed is necessary. This is best done by covering the print bed with kapton tape or even easier to spray the print bed with .kapton spray
- Post-processing A Flexible 3D print cannot be post-processed like ABS that is with acetone. If you would like a 3D print with a smooth and glossy appearance you will need to use ABS filament. Read more: Post-process ABS with Aceton.