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Posted · Advice for Flexible Material

I need to print a flexible ball that can be grabbed by a robotic hand and be gently squeezed. Something like a stress ball.

What material can you recommend for that? Got an original Ultimaker and printed many things but only with Faberdashery pla so far.

 

 

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Posted · Advice for Flexible Material

Nylon would be good also. e.g. google "taulman nylon filament 3mm".

 

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Posted · Advice for Flexible Material

gently squeezed

Actually if you want it to deform with gentle squeezes then you need flexible pla. Here is a video explaining how to print on a UM as it is difficult due to it easily getting stuck (it's rubbery) in the bowden tube:

Skip to 0:50 in the video.

 

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