Rubber like filament 3D Printing

Flexible – Rubber like Filament for 3D Printing

By February 4, 2013. Featured, Materials, News

Plastic Fantastic – an online shop for plastic filaments – has an interesting material in their plastic arsenal: Flexible – Rubber like plastic filament. The material is extremely elastic and can be well used for RC car tires for example.

flexible-rubber-like_filament

Warning: The material is still experimental, so the results may vary. They have only been able to print under certain conditions, which is noted on the product page. The material doesn’t stick to blue tape or kapton tape and the support material is difficult to remove. Therefore the material is suited for simple designs. However, this points to continued material development of materials for entry level 3D printers that bring new properties and consequently more applications to the fore.

The material retails for little over $50 per 1.1 pound. Read more here and here.

  • miimii

    wow! so i can make mold for make some porcelaine :D))

  • Downeasta

    Supposedly PLA if sprayed with carburator cleaner will make the PLA pliable.
    It was sprayed on as a cleaner then wiped off. After 4 hours the PLA became rubbery and flexible. This info came from a youtube video. Unknown what it does in time. I dont have a printer for another 4 months, until then I am only conjecture (sp?).