While I haven’t printed much with my Flexystruder other than small gaskets, I thought I would try to design something useful
and push my ability to print using NinjaFlex material.
I designed the spatula to find out if I could successfully print a very tall but thin object.
A Kitchen Spatula is just such a shape.
This object printed far more successfully than what I was imagining.
I printed the handle out of nGen material.
I assembled the handle to the Spatula using Gorilla Glue.
I found out In previous ninjaflex small projects, that it is very difficult to trim ninjaflex parts cleanly.
With the spatula project, I discovered that If you put the part in the freezer overnight, you can trim and even sand to a certain extent
while the rubber is stiff from the cold.
The only defect was a small gob of material left as the extruder raised up when the print was finished.
It was a fun project.
Software used to design was Sketchup
Slicing software CURA 20.01