Anyone tried FilaFlex?

Has anyone tried any of this FilaFlex stuff yet?

It looks like an interesting material to work with, but it’s a little on the expensive side.

We have some, but couldn’t get it to print after a quick test. We haven’t spent much time on it yet. I think 1013 got it working with his TAZ. The developer of the filament uses a Budaschnozzle as you can see on his website, so that is encouraging.

Nope, that was Eco flexPLA I have not tried the filaflex…but it seems more felxible than the flexPLA…might have to try it later.

We Just got FilaFlex to print fairly well with a modified extruder body (idlerless!). The extruder body has a 5mm PTFE tube pressed down the filament path, so it’s fully constrained in x&y. I’ll keep you updated on the performance of the extruder and the filaflex itself

Check it out:

Flexystruder-0.1.stl (251 KB)

Thanks for the update bam - that looks like it’s coming along excellently. The 5mm PTFE tube isn’t the same one used in the Budaschnozzle 2.0 is it?

  • Adam

It actually is the same tubing we use to line the upper part of the Buda2.0, I was wrong about the size (we tried the 5mm tube used to feed the filament first). It’s 0.125" ID, 0.250" OD PTFE tubing, and you’ll be needing 2.5"(~6cm) of it. I’m putting together a BOM and some rough assembly instructions, look for that at early next week.

happy printing

I occasionally have an issue, usually self inflicted, where I get my starting layer height wrong, try to print, and end up stripping a chunk of filliament on the hobbed bolt. Some way to unbolt and remove a section of the side of the hobbed bolt chamber for cleaning purposes would be a useful design addition if you get a chance to add that. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who does that sometimes heh. If you want I can try and make something along those lines once you have the design working the way you want it to.

Interesting, I’m going to have to test this. :wink:

I know this is an old thread, but I did a comparison review of FilaFlex and FlexEcoPLA over on 3D print board