3D Printing with NinjaFlex

One of the main reasons I purchased a 3D printer was to use exotic filaments like NinjaFlex. What I didn’t realize is how much time and effort it would take to get a quality print from these odd filaments.

When I show my friends and colleagues a 3D print, all they are seeing is the end result. It doesn’t show how many hours that are spent with failed prints, clogged hot ends, and overall trial and errors that it takes to get a single semi-decent print. When 3D printing, the first question you have to ask yourself is ‘What material are you going to print with?’. This inherently causes multiple and sometimes all of the above issues. This is because not only the type of filament (ABS, PLA, or TPU) comes into play but the tolerances too. The crazy thing is that these tolerances not only vary drastically from brand to brand but within a single spool too. And most of the time it takes many test prints to get your setting just right.

NinjaFlex is unlike any material that I have printed and that led to many jams and failed prints. Hopefully these settings will lower someones trial and error time. So on that note, its time to end my rambling and list my settings!

NinjaFlex

  1. Bed
    • Bare Aluminum heated bed
      • Purple Glue Stick for adhesion (no tape)
    • Temperature
      • 40 C
  2. Hotend
    • Direct Drive Extruder
      • 245 C
    • Draw Speed
      • 20 mm/s
    • Extrusion width
      • .4 mm
    • Layer Height
      • .2 mm
    • Infill Speed
      • 90%
    • Infill Density
      • 15%

These are just my personal setting from guessing and checking, your mileage may vary.

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