The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is NinjaFlex TPE.
Tis the season to be jolly, join the Wolfpack in a fun 25 Days of Materials 3D printing countdown to Christmas and learn about 25 different materials and their unique properties! The objects to be 3D printed are part of the Advent Calendar/Christmas Tree designed by pleppik. Everyday we will be unveiling a new part of the Advent Calendar and talking about a different special 3D printing material.
Day 13: Christmas Tree. 3D Printing with NinjaFlex TPE
Following the Wolfpack’s 25 Days of Materials 3D printing countdown is a Christmas Tree 3D printed with NinjaFlex TPE. NinjaFlex TPE creates extremely flexible, strong prints, extending the capabilities of many of today’s best-selling 3D printers. NinjaFlex TPE is a specially formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE).
When to use NinjaFlex TPE:
- Shock-absorption needed.
- Flexibility necessary.
- Simulating sports equipment such as footballs.
Some interesting facts about NinjaFlex TPE:
- Excellent build platform adhesion and bonding between layers.
- Consistent diameter and material properties provide reliable, high quality prints.
- NinjaFlex TPE works well in prints with support material and can easily be removed once the print is complete.
3D PRINTING WITH NINJAFLEX TPE: TIPS AND TRICKS
- We recommend setting your hot end temperature between 240 and 250°C.
- Set your bed temperature between 20 and 50°C.
- The recommended print speed when using Ninja Flex TPE is 30 mm/s.
DID YOU KNOW?
The two most important manufacturing methods with TPEs are extrusion and injection molding. Fabrication via injection molding is extremely rapid and highly economical. Both the equipment and methods normally used for the extrusion or injection molding of a conventional thermoplastic are generally suitable for TPEs. TPEs can also be processed by blow molding, thermoforming, and heat welding.
Are you ready to start 3D Printing with NinjaFlex TPE? Awesome! You can buy some NinjaFlex TPE filament here https://airwolf3d.com/shop/ninjaflex-filament.
MORE MATERIALS TO FOLLOW!
Below is a chart listing the 3D printing filaments we will be discussing over the next25 Days of Materials.
Day 1: Nylon.
Day 2: HIPS.
Day 3: Stainless Steel PLA.
Day 4: PC-ABS.
Day 5: PETG.
Day 6: PLA.
Day 7: IGUS Iglidur.
Day 8: Coffee PLA.
Day 9: LAYBRICK.
Day 10: Bridge Nylon.
Day 11: LayWOO-D3.
Day 12: ALLOY 910.
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