TPU-FLEX FILAMENT – 0.5Kg

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TPU-FLEX (thermoplastic polyurethane) , made by Mitsubishi Chemicals Performance Polymers is a very flexible 3D printing filament.
The finished piece has a layer-to layer bond that’s practically inseparable.

Ø Diameter = 1.75 mm

There is a new version of BEESOFT with new profiles optimized for this filament.
If you own a BEETHEFIRST, BEETHEFIRST+ or BEEINSCHOOL 3D printer, download the NEW BEESOFT version here
If you own a B2X300, here are the Cura Profiles for this filament.

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Advantages

Doesn’t require heated bed
Highly flexible
Resistant to abrasion
Rubber-like elasticity
Oil and grease resistance

Applications

Wheels
Handlebar grip
Sporting Goods
Drive Belts
Footwear
Cases of electronic devices
Others

 

Additional information

Weight 0.500 kg
Dimensions 15.5 x 15 x 5.5 cm

Datasheets

Download here

Recommendations

HOW DOES MOISTURE SENSITIVITY IMPACT TPU-FLEX?
TPU-FLEX is a hygroscopic material. This means that it attracts moisture from the air which can have a negative impact on the printing performance. After printing, it is strongly recommended to place the spool into a vacuum bag (without any silica*) for storage.
* More often than not silica gel sachets contain a higher ppm moisture content than the filament itself which would have a reversed effect.

WHEN IS TPU-FLEX TOO WET TO PRINT?
If the TPU-FLEX is too wet, this can be evaluated visually:
1 – Heat the nozzle to the preferred temperature for your printer.
2 – Extrude or push the filament through the nozzle.
Tiny bubbles appearing when the filament is coming out of the nozzle indicates expanding moisture and can cause unwanted printing effects.
When a clear filament is not perfectly clear after extruding, and has milky white streaks through it, it is also too wet to print.

WHAT TO DO WHEN TPU-FLEX IS TOO WET TO PRINT?
TPU-FLEX attracts moisture. After everyprint it is recommended to dry the filament before the next print.
The formula for drying TPU-FLEX is easy:
-After a 24 hour print put it into a standard heated air oven or filament dryer at 65°C for 24 hours.
-After a 8 hour print, put the filament into the oven for 8 hours.
-After a 2 hour print, put the filament into the oven for 2 hours.
This will be enough to dry the TPU-FLEX to moisture levels in order to have the best printing results.

External Spool Holders

All spool holders may be printed in PLA filament.
Click on image to download files.

B2X300 External Spool Holder
BEEINSCHOOL External Spool Holder BEETHEFIRST+ External Spool Holder

How to install external spool holder on BEETHEFIRST+ and BEEINSCHOOL


Note: Spool design has been updated