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Posted · Springy filament.

Hi, can anyone tell me the best Ultimaker filament to use that will bend and spring back to original shape please. Also needs to be suitable for water immersion.

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    Posted · Springy filament.

    You definitely need a brim and I use always the UM adhesion sheets, then I have no issues with the adhesion. But I tried once a print without brim, because I thought I could save some work removing the brim, and it failed after a few layers.

     

    But thats the only issue you have to be careful, anything else works fine and I print just with the default settings of Cura.

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    Posted · Springy filament.
    1 hour ago, Smithy said:

    You definitely need a brim and I use always the UM adhesion sheets, then I have no issues with the adhesion. But I tried once a print without brim, because I thought I could save some work removing the brim, and it failed after a few layers.

     

    But thats the only issue you have to be careful, anything else works fine and I print just with the default settings of Cura.

    Ok, thank's for the help.

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    Posted · Springy filament.

    Are you looking for a filament that will compress or elongate? NinjaTek Cheetah (glue stick on glass at 90°C) and 3DXTech 3DXFlex 92A (glue stick on glass at 80°C) both print well on the UM2 and S5. More flexible filaments like Ninjaflex and 3DXFlex 88A are hard to print with the Ultimaker extruders. Cheetah and SDXFlex 92A are similar to hard rubber.

     

    colorFabb nGen_Flex is not as bendable as Cheetah or 3DXFlex 92A, but it will spring back really well and has a gorgeous surface finish. nGen_Flex is harder to get to stick to the bed. I print it using PVC cement diluted 1:1 in acetone (80°C bed). To make clean up easier, I put PET or Kapton film down before I paint the bed with the cement. ABS juice probably works too. Finally, Taulman PCTPE is deformable but not squishy. It is the easiest to print of all of these. nGen_Flex and PCTPE are bendable plastics, like a soft nylon.

     

    All of are fine to immerse in water.

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    Posted · Springy filament.
    25 minutes ago, pdzamore said:

    Are you looking for a filament that will compress or elongate? NinjaTek Cheetah (glue stick on glass at 90°C) and 3DXTech 3DXFlex 92A (glue stick on glass at 80°C) both print well on the UM2 and S5. More flexible filaments like Ninjaflex and 3DXFlex 88A are hard to print with the Ultimaker extruders. Cheetah and SDXFlex 92A are similar to hard rubber.

     

    colorFabb nGen_Flex is not as bendable as Cheetah or 3DXFlex 92A, but it will spring back really well and has a gorgeous surface finish. nGen_Flex is harder to get to stick to the bed. I print it using PVC cement diluted 1:1 in acetone (80°C bed). To make clean up easier, I put PET or Kapton film down before I paint the bed with the cement. ABS juice probably works too. Finally, Taulman PCTPE is deformable but not squishy. It is the easiest to print of all of these. nGen_Flex and PCTPE are bendable plastics, like a soft nylon.

     

    All of are fine to immerse in water.

    Wow thank's, you sure know your filaments!

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