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Posted · Ninja Flex Cheetah

Hi all

I am about to buy a reel of Ninja Flex Cheetah which is fairly tuff, it is going to be used to grip a submerged Pump the size is 3.0 now I usually only buy 2.85 would this filament still work OK... I would put the dia in the field for S3d..

just want to check before I lay out £

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    Posted · Ninja Flex Cheetah

    It's very common for manufacturers to list filament as "3mm" when it's actually 2.85mm. I'm not sure why though, I guess it sounds better :) Regardless, it's always best to ask before buying if something is listed as "3mm" since there are cases where it actually is 3mm.

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    Posted · Ninja Flex Cheetah

    Btw: I measured the 2.85mm by myself (with calipers). It's your decision if you trust me or not. The friendly woman from Ninjaflex at the AM show Europe explained me that Cheetah has been developed especially for Bowden tube printers. That's at them moment foremost Ultimaker and BCN3D's sigma.

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    Posted · Ninja Flex Cheetah

    I was also at the show and they were printing models using it on a UM2, so I'm sure its 2.85.

    I have also used it on UM2 and it prints really well for a flex material in a bowden setup.

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    Posted · Ninja Flex Cheetah

    Had A Reply from Ninja it is 2.9 so going to TCT Show in September Ninja have a stand there will pick up a reel then.. Thanks for the advise,,, also

     

    BCN3D's sigma.

    are going to be there so looking at there machine as well

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    Posted · Ninja Flex Cheetah

     

    BCN3D's sigma.

    are going to be there so looking at there machine as well

     

    Well, as long as you stay loyal to your UM2, it's ok. Just watching, not buying! ;)

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    Posted · Ninja Flex Cheetah

    I think the Ultimaker can get 2.90 or 2.80 mm filament becuase the Airwolf and the robo can get 1.70 mm or 1.60 mm filament okay.

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    Posted · Ninja Flex Cheetah

    I watched @labern print some cheetah on a UMO recently and it's nice stuff. Not as flexible as their main flexible filament but it's pretty good. I didn't have to do much to get it to print nicely. He printed some "tank treads" and they were quite tall (100mm?) but still came out just fine. Maybe he can comment on print settings. He certainly didn't use any oil which I find helps quite a bit.

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    Posted · Ninja Flex Cheetah

    That is Hopeful, I asked Ninja a direct question could The Material (cheetah) be used to hold submerged a pump, for about on average 5 days out of 28days, I wanted to make sure the water would not effect the material and the material could grip the pump (snapfit) and hold it tightly.. I am hoping to pick a reel up from the TCT show in September,, I am also going to look at BCN3d Sigma, I was hoping that UM release a new machine this year..

    Look forward to Trying the Material.

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    Posted · Ninja Flex Cheetah

    I think is should be able to grip, something like semiflex is a bit better, but some particles might let go into the water.

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    Posted · Ninja Flex Cheetah

    I need Reliability, The grips are sold and need to be Reliable.

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