May 22, 2014 AT 9:00 am

How to use Ninjaflex with Printrbot Simple #3DPrinting #3DThursday

If you’ve ever tried printing ninjaflex on a printrbot, you may have notice a small problem. It doesn’t extrude so well. TPE material is so flexible that the filament actually buckles just before reaching the hotend. The drive gear and the hotend are so far apart that the filament can actually tangle, and thats no bueno!

Our 3D printed filament upgrade eliminates this problem by guiding the filament directly to the drive gear, removing any room to buckle.

For optimal printing quality, set the temperature of the extrude to 250. Disable retraction while extruding and decrease the travel speeds down to 30%.

Pick up a spool of Ninjaflex for your Printrbot Simple Metal

Part is available on Thingiverse for free.

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2 Comments

  1. I mostly just really wanted to try the new capcha! I am tempted to get this Printerbot Simple. I just need to decide if it will do the trick or I’ll just end up wanting something fancier…

  2. @Andrew Nah, you’d totally get great use of it – it’s a great little machine, perfect to get started with!

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