Leapfrog, 3D printing, Flex filament

Flex

Flex is a filament that uses a combination of plastic and rubber. The main benefit of Flex filament is the creation of flexible prints with elastic properties. When printing with Flex, the amount of infill can control the stiffness of your print. Flex printed with 100% infill will be quite rigid, whereas a 0% infill would create a rubber tube or even balloon-like print.
Flex can be used for rubber wheels, mechanical grips or tough durable parts with superb shock absorption using 100% infill.

Printing tips

Print Speed: Use consistent flow rates and also smaller layer heights to ensure better interlayer adhesion.

Storage: Keep flexible filament dry and away from moisture.

Flexible

Impact Resistant

FLEX PRINTING GUIDLINES

Extruder

Extrusion temeprature

210-255°C

Bed Temperature

Bed temperature

20-50°C

Filament Weight

Weight (kg)

0.5

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Warping

None

Layer Bonding

Layer bonding

High

Bolt Pro 3D Printer

Suitable for

Bolt Pro

Diameter

Filament diameter (mm)

1.75

Applications

Visual Prototypes

Visual Prototypes

Due to its rubber content, Flex is a great material to showcase rubber based visual prototypes because, with the correct settings, the achievable quality is high due it its strong interlayer adhesion features.

Functional prototypes

Functional Prototypes

Flex is also used to create high-quality functional parts. The strength of the mix between plastic and rubber gives printed objects great durability features while being flexible. Specifications