Print with rubber on your Lulzbot!

Help with printing with specific plastic filaments.
rufu5
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Re: Print with rubber on your Lulzbot!

Post by rufu5 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:11 pm

I just got our flexystruder up an running with some lime green FilaFlex. I was not impressed with the quality of the first batch of FilaFlex that I saw, but this stuff is much better, maybe they improved their extrusion process.

At first I was having difficulty getting consistent extrusion. It turns out that the filament was swelling outward under pressure from above and binding on the walls of the filament path, so I drilled the entire filament path all the way to the nozzle to 4mm and that solved the problem.

Thanks for designing this bam, it saved me a ton of time on this project:)

Here is a picture!
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Re: Print with rubber on your Lulzbot!

Post by antfurn » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:51 pm

I've been trying out the v0.3 FlexiStruder and getting good results :D
See my post here: http://forum.lulzbot.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=605
for some of my prints.
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bam
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Re: Print with rubber on your Lulzbot!

Post by bam » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:25 pm

antfurn wrote:I've been trying out the v0.3 FlexiStruder and getting good results :D
See my post here: http://forum.lulzbot.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=605
for some of my prints.

Lookin great :)

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Re: Print with rubber on your Lulzbot!

Post by Andy W » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:45 am

Printed some parts with Ninjaflex on my TAZ . That is some great filament. Made a RC tire just to test the new printer setup and the Filament. That tire came out perfect. Btw I used Cura.

Here a video

http://youtu.be/jvxbmcxjois

Andy

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Re: Print with rubber on your Lulzbot!

Post by bam » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:20 pm

Andy W wrote:Printed some parts with Ninjaflex on my TAZ . That is some great filament. Made a RC tire just to test the new printer setup and the Filament. That tire came out perfect. Btw I used Cura.

Here a video

http://youtu.be/jvxbmcxjois

Andy
Awesome! Nice dual setup as well ;)

Have you tried any flexible/ridgid prints? ABS bonds to Ninjaflex really well.

Cheers
-bam

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Re: Print with rubber on your Lulzbot!

Post by jebba » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:43 pm

Andy W wrote:Printed some parts with Ninjaflex on my TAZ . That is some great filament. Made a RC tire just to test the new printer setup and the Filament. That tire came out perfect. Btw I used Cura.
Isn't this stuff fantastic? Thanks for the video.

Marcin from Open Source Ecology uploaded one recently with me showing dual material:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM-4bibQFZc

-Jeff

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Re: Print with rubber on your Lulzbot!

Post by Theycallmejohn » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:58 pm

jebba wrote:
Andy W wrote:Printed some parts with Ninjaflex on my TAZ . That is some great filament. Made a RC tire just to test the new printer setup and the Filament. That tire came out perfect. Btw I used Cura.
Isn't this stuff fantastic? Thanks for the video.

Marcin from Open Source Ecology uploaded one recently with me showing dual material:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM-4bibQFZc

-Jeff

Jebba, it's nice to finally put a face with your name.

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Re: Print with rubber on your Lulzbot!

Post by kenhara » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:49 am

The Flexystruder is now live on our site! Check it out here: https://www.lulzbot.com/products/flexystruder-tool-head

Ninjaflex is also available and boasts an array of colors. They're quite pretty :) https://www.lulzbot.com/products/ninjaf ... -3mm-075kg

Here's a YouTube video of the Flexystruder printing with Ninjaflex:

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Re: Print with rubber on your Lulzbot!

Post by Orias » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:39 pm

A Flexystruder assembly guide can be found here: http://ohai-kit.alephobjects.com/projec ... _assembly/

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Re: Print with rubber on your Lulzbot!

Post by jebba » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:13 pm

Note, the Flexystruder we sell in the LulzBot store doesn't require assembly. The OHAI-kit docs are for clones or homebrew.

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