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How to print flexible filament?

Discussion in 'Filament' started by andres Mayorga, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. andres Mayorga

    andres Mayorga New Member

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    Hello everyone, I have problems printing flxible filament on my R2 printer. at the moment of inserting the filament in the extursor, after giving the option to load filament. it gets stuck and does not come out ... help me please.

    PLA FLEXIBLE!
     
  2. mark tomlinson

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    Moved to R2 section
     
  3. mark tomlinson

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    Flexible filament is different and usually, at a minimum, requires much slower print speeds.
    I have not done flexible on the R2 so I will leave that to someone else to address directly.
    I have done them on the C2 and it is not wildly different.
     
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    If it is actual ninjaflex then you REALLY need to print slow.
    That stuff is hard to do
     
  5. WheresWaldo

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    PLA is not flexible, as in it is a rigid plastic. It can be branded as flexible in the sense that it is versatile. Are you really asking about FLEXIBLE filaments or are your speaking of versatile PLA?
     
  6. Susanne Adam

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    Yes, The PLA is not flexible, as it is made of Polylactic Acid it has the plastic features in it but it is not that rigid. Flexible filaments are TPU / TPE so they can be better used.
     

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