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Posted · Need a step by step guide on how to print with ninjaflex on Ultimaker 3.

I know that it is not recommended to print with ninja flex on the Ultimaker 3, but I know that it is possible. What should I do in order to print successfully with this material?

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    Posted · Need a step by step guide on how to print with ninjaflex on Ultimaker 3.

    Print very slow and insert something in your Bowden tube that puts high temp resistant oil onto the filament but not into the feeder.

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    Posted · Need a step by step guide on how to print with ninjaflex on Ultimaker 3.

    I would use the TPU profile. I have had decent luck with NinjaFlex on that as well as not needing the oil. But that is in my environment.

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    Posted · Need a step by step guide on how to print with ninjaflex on Ultimaker 3.

    Are you from USA, right? I believe, following some reviews, that Capricorn bowden tube helps to deal with flexible materials. Looks like that XS model has some lubrificant in their composition that reduce friction: https://www.captubes.com/index.html#products

     

    If you need to print a lot with it, you should take a look to BondTech extruders, they have gears that holds the filament from both sides, providing more torch... it's also more precise during retractions.

     

     

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    Posted (edited) · Need a step by step guide on how to print with ninjaflex on Ultimaker 3.
    7 minutes ago, kmanstudios said:

    Is there BondTech for the UM3's?

    Yep, take a look: http://shop.bondtech.se/en/extruders/ddg-extruder-for-ultimaker-3.html

    @gr5 also have in stock right now: https://thegr5store.com/store/index.php/um3upg/bondtech-ddg-extruder-feeder-for-ultimaker-3-2-85-3mm-filament-107.html

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    gr5 store link
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    Posted · Need a step by step guide on how to print with ninjaflex on Ultimaker 3.

    I recently asked, on a separate topic in this forum, about compatibility of Kyotoflex withe the UM3. I wonder whether some of the useful tips about Ninjaflex given above would apply to Kyotoflex as well (it's not TPU). The specs page says it's "easy to print even on bowden extruders": http://treedfilaments.com/3d-printing-filaments/kyotoflex

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