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Hello,

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

http://www.3d-printshop.biz/epages/es302973.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es302973/Products/FLEX-1000-PLA

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.

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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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