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has anyone tried the Flex1000 filament from ZS 3d PrintShop?


I've buyed a sample filament and tried to print the ulti robot. At least i succeed to print the whole robot from the Third try.

I have read that flex should be printed at high temp and slow.

- My First try was 20 mm/s on 230°C, didnt printed even the "feets" of the robot

- Second try was 20 mm/s on 250°C, failed again

after I saw the video on their site and read the comments i tried with

- 50 mm/s on 200 °C, printed whole robot, but the print was ugly, wihotu any details.

All three tries without retraction.




compare to my PLA printed robot.

Any advice how to get better results? It is my First try to print with flex filament.




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I've not tried Flex1000 but the others i have tested it does vary, I would start with a very simple test piece that only takes a few minutes such as a small label a few mm thick and only about 16mm square, start at the mid range of the temperature and normal speed, then 1/2 the speed, and see if its better. then adjust the temperature and check, I print 6 at a time starting at the maximum temperature and then drop 4 degrees between each part, I then repeat at 50% speed and adjust from there, Some times i have found that i need to increase to 120% flow rate. Flexable filaments i have found need a bit of testing to find a good setting.

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