PCTPE filament

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Ryankimharrison
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PCTPE filament

Post by Ryankimharrison » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:51 am

Does the Lulzbot Taulman PCTPE Filament require the Lulzbot Mini Flexystruder to print? I just wanted to know before (possibly) ruining my extruder.

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mikronano
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Re: PCTPE filament

Post by mikronano » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:08 am

I wouldn't worry about it. PCTPE is supposed to be flexible but it's rather stiff. It'll go just fine in your regular extruder. Just make sure to tighten your idler a little more because PCTPE has nylon in it and thus it's a bit more slippery.
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ScottW
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Re: PCTPE filament

Post by ScottW » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:44 pm

Ryankimharrison wrote:Does the Lulzbot Taulman PCTPE Filament require the Lulzbot Mini Flexystruder to print? I just wanted to know before (possibly) ruining my extruder.

Thanks,
Ryankimharrison
No, it does not require the Flexystruder. While a little more flexible than Bridge or 910, PCTPE is still relatively stiff and feeds just fine in the standard extruder.

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