On this page, will find a clear instruction set on how to properly 3D-Print Flexible filament with the right settings. If you have more questions, feel free to take a look at our page ‘’3D-Print support’’ or contact our customer support service.
To properly 3D-Print with Flexible filament, a nozzle temperature between 215 – 235 oC is required. To start, choosing a temperature of 225 oC would be recommended. When the nozzle temperature is too low, the Flexible filament wont liquefy properly and will cause under extrusion. Read: How to prevent under-extrusion during 3D-printing.
Flexible filament requires extra slow 3D-Printing speeds. This is because the filament itself is made out of a flexible material which can easily bend under high stress. If the 3D-Printer tries to print fast, a lot of filament is pushed into the heating chamber which can then buckle under the stress and cause a clog within the nozzle. Recommended speeds for Flexible filament are under 25 mm/s.
Flexible filament does not suffer much from warping during 3D-Printing. We recommend using your cooling fan on a high or medium setting during 3D-Printing. A lot of cooling during printing gives the best results because it prevents sagging and messy melts. In this article, the importance of cooling is carefully explained with some different cooled samples.
3D-Printing with Flexible filament requires a heated bed to prevent warping. The temperature of the heated bed needs to be at 60 oC minimum. The recommended temperature for the heated bed lies between 50 – 70 oC. Still experiencing warping? Take a look how to prevent warping.
To prevent Flexible 3D-Prints from warping, a good adhesion with the heated bed is essential. This can be easily accomplished with Kapton tape or spray. The Kapton material will act as an adhesive to make sure the 3D-Print cannot warp and break loose from the heated bed during 3D-Printing. Kapton tape and 3D-lac spray are available.
A with Flexible 3D-Printed object is not polish-able like ABS because Flexible does not dissolve in a simple chemical like acetone.