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Lulzbot unveils new flexible 3D Printing filament and filament guide

Lulzbot's new NinjaFlex enables users to print flexible and stretchable objects.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Wed, Mar 5 2014 9:46 PM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

Lulzbot is one of those companies that blaze the trail in innovation and openly share their findings with everyone else. Their philosophy of Free & Libre, hardware and software is a business model that I feel more companies need to follow. Recently Lulzbot released a new video showing their new Taz 3 3D Printer printing with the companies new Ninja Flex Thermoplastic Urethane-based flexible 3D printer filament.

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NinjaFlex is the stretchiest 3D printing material on the market at the moment and Lulzbot offers it in several colors including Red, Pink, Green, Blue, White and more. Because the NinjaFlex filament is so stretchy, Lulzbot has had to design an entirely new extruder to allow the filament to be completely constrain the filament as it enters the heat chamber. Lulzbot is calling this the new Flexstruder, and has based it on a Greg's Wade-style design.

Lulzbot has also just released a new 3D Printing Filament Guide that walks customers through each of the filaments that the company carries and offers unique tips on how to achieve the best prints with each filament type. I have linked to this guide in the source links below. Stay tuned to TweakTown for our upcoming review of Lulzbot's Taz 3 3D Printer, and even more 3D printing content!

NEWS SOURCES:lulzbot.com, lulzbot.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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