New from NinjaFlex!
Say hi to the latest addition in the NinjaFlex family.
This is SemiFlex. just like the orginal, SemiFlex boasts flexibility, strenght
and reliability for your 3D printing projects. SemiFlex is slightly more rigid
to expand your printing possibilities.
Semiflex is best for the following types of projects:
- High level of detail
- Intricate parts
- High resolution text
- Unsupported vertical printing
- Shock-absorption needed
- requires less flexibility than NinjaFlex orginal 3D
Open a world of possibilities, limited only by your imagination. NinjaFlex™, a
cutting-edge filament for 3D printers, is a specially formulated thermoplastic
elastomer (TPE) that produces flexible prints with elastic properties. Patent
pending technology allows for smooth feeding and clean, high-quality printed
NinjaFlex's unique flexibility and smooth feeding characteristics enable
you to create in ways you never thought possible.
Best Suited For:
- Fused Deposition 3D printers that use 1.75mm or 3mm filament.
- 3D printers that accept other types of filaments such as ABS and PLA
Have a question on NinjaFlex? Read our Frequently Asked Questions below
- Filament shore hardness of approximately 85A
- Consistent diameter and material properties provide reliable, high
- Patent pending technology allows for smooth feeding
- Low tack, low CoF exterior allows smooth feed through filament guides
- High elasticity and excellent abrasion resistance
- Excellent build platform adhesion and bonding between layers
- REACH and RoHS 2002/95/EC Directive Compliant
- 1.75mm filament spool = .50 kg
- 3.00mm filament spool = .75 kg
Recommended extruder temperature: 210 - 225°C
- Recommended platform temperature: 30 - 40°C
|What type of extruders
work with NinjaFlex?
- Extruders that utilize a
spring loaded roller bearing to create pressure against the extruder
- Because of its flexibility,
the filament must also be supported between the exit of the drive
gear and the entrance to the melt chamber.
- A good example of this type
of extruder mechanism is shown here:http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:147518
|Is it necessary to coat
the build platform with Kapton® tape
- NinjaFlex bonds well to most
surfaces (including aluminum and glass), so coating the build
platform is not necessary.
- Kapton tape can be used with
NinjaFlex, but the adhesion of the printed part to the tape may be
stronger than the adhesive holding the tape to the build platform.
|Will NinjaFlex feed well
through plastic guide tubes?
- While the low coefficient of
friction surface of NinjaFlex has been formulated to reduce surface
tack and allow the filament to feed more easily, the use of PTFE
guide tubes may be beneficial to further reduce pull at the
|Is NinjaFlex rated for
- Although NinjaFlex does not
contain BPA or other toxins, it is not recommended for food contact
|Are there any special
printer settings that need to be adjusted for NinjaFlex?
- NinjaFlex generally works
well at similar extruder settings to ABS, however adjusting the
printers retraction settings can improve stop/start print quality.
|Any other tips for using
- When switching from another
polymer (such as ABS or PLA) purge thoroughly before starting a
- As with other materials, when
preheating, use a lower temperature (~180-200°C) to prevent excess
material from draining prior to starting a print.
|Are there any safety
concerns or considerations when using NinjaFlex?
- NinjaFlex should be used in a
well-ventilated area according to recommended operating conditions.
- TPE products are capable of
releasing small amounts of fumes at high temperatures. While these
fumes are generally considered tolerable and less noxious than ABS,
care should be taken to minimize exposure, particularly among