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Flexible PLA 2.85mm 3D Printer Filament


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Flexible PLA 2.85mm 3D Printer Filament


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£36.95 GBP (incl. VAT 20%)
£30.79 GBP (ex. VAT 20%) Regular price
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  • Tried other flexible filaments? They can be tricky to print. That’s why we developed our Flexible PLA filament with ease of printing in mind. Our secret? We’ve made a flexible, but slightly less elastic material with very low friction. This gets around the ‘pushing string’ issue that plagues most extruders to finally give you an easy and predictable printing experience with flexible materials. Our Flexible PLA will even work in 2.85mm printers with Bowden tube setups.
  • While not technically a PLA, but it is a similar natural based Biopolymer. This means that like PLA, it will naturally degrade over a long time frame, in the correct conditions.
  • WARNING: Extremely good bed adhesion, so if you’re using something fancy like PEI sheet or Buildtak, you’ll just want to put some blue tape or glue stick layer over it to save any grief removing the print from the bed. The good news is that this also means excellent layer-to-layer adhesion, leaving you with very durable prints.
  • Our flexible or soft PLA gives you ‘rubber like’ parts, without the high elongation of materials like TPU. Print Flexi PLA thin and you’ll get a very flexible part, print it thick and you’ll get a reasonably stiff model with a lot of flex to it.
  • Like all rigid.ink filaments, our Flexible PLA is contaminant free and extruded to industry leading tolerances. This means consistently strong prints, with an excellent layer finish, every single time. We guarantee 100% reliable printing. And any issues? Our world-renowned technical support team is on hand to get you back on track.
Flexible PLA 2.85mm 3D Printer Filament

Description

Flexible PLA 2.85 Filament

Please note the following colour name changes (18.07.18):
Fire Red = Flash Red
Light Blue = Bright Blue
Light Green = Lime Green

The names have changed but the colours have not, so you can continue to order the same vibrant colours you have previously.

Our PLA is flexible, yet easy to print with unlike many flexible materials. Like all rigid.ink filaments, we've tested our Flexible PLA extensively to ensure layer-to layer bond is exceptional, and layer separation isn't something you need to worry about. 

With it's low resistance (unlike typical flexi filaments) your prints won't jam when printing. 

We became so tired of the hordes of terrible quality flexi PLA 3D printer filaments flooding the market, we decided to release our own. You need a Flexible PLA filament you can rely on, something that won't ever jam your head and produce flawless prints, every time.

Accurately represented colours, near-perfect tolerances and excellent raw material quality was our aim. It wasn't easy, but we're confident we've produced a 3D printer filament to be proud of. In fact, we'd be surprised if you found better.

Especially for this price.

Using the most technologically advanced equipment and the finest raw materials, we produce a consistent filament with a tolerance of just 0.05mm either side of the 1.75mm and 2.85mm diameter we promise (+/- 0.03mm for non-flexible filaments). We know it's good, we test it thoroughly with lasers. Sick of trying cheap, nasty filaments? Ours is pure with no nasty additives.

Don't feel like committing to a whole KG roll?

No worries, we even sell lengths in multiples of just 5 meters, allowing you to try out a range of our filaments and colours at a fraction of the price. It'll keep you printing on a budget. The colours you see in the images are the exact colour you'll receive. We may not have the biggest selection of colours (more coming soon!) but they won't disappoint. 

Sure the quality is amazing, but what about the service?

It's fashionable to say you give great service, but ours really is second to non. Seriously, not happy with your purchase in any way? Let us know, we'll bend over backwards to help you out. So why wait, order from just 5 meters or 1KG of rigid.ink today.

Works with pretty much all filament based 3D printers, our spool size is - 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole. Recommend print temperature at around 240C - 250C with heated bed of 30-60C. As with all flexi filaments, you want to print at half normal speed on a fast printer (or approx 15-25mm/sec).

Shore hardness of 55. 

 

 

 

 

 

We do not hold Food Safety Certificates. Some of the raw materials used to produce our filaments are food safe accordingly to European regulations, but our filament in it's final form is not officially approved. Neither is the 3D printing process and all the components of 3D printers.

Settings


Guide Settings
Printing Temperature: 245°C
Bed Temperature: 30-60°C
Bed Adhesion: Glue-stick, 3DLAC, Vinyl hairspray. Increase the air-gap between nozzle for the first layer and the bed. Be especially careful with FR4, PEI and BuildTak.
Print Speed: 15mm/s (higher speeds may need slightly hotter printing temp, up to 250°C, slower speeds may need slightly lower printing temp, around 235-240°C)
Cooling Fans: 100% after layer 1
Retraction: Increase more for flexible materials

Good ventilation is essential and do not leave print unattended.

Information
Density: 1.25-1.27g/cc
Tensile Strength: 35/44MPa
Sample Weight: Approx 35g
Empty Spool + Filament Weight: Approx 250g + 1KG = Approx 1.25KG
1KG Spool size: 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole
3KG Spool size: 29.8cm dia, 10.3cm width, 5.3cm dia spool hole

Please note: settings vary printer to printer so experimenting is essential

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We do not hold Food Safety Certificates. Some of the raw materials used to produce our filaments are food safe accordingly to European regulations, but our filament in it's final form is not officially approved. Neither is the 3D printing process and all the components of 3D printers.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Good results after only the second attempt

I was intrigued to know how flexible this stuff is so after a quick word with Rigid Ink on chat I decided to give it a shot. I'm not disappointed as it's printed the job I had in mind after only the second attempt. The first attempt was a bit scruffy because I set the print speed too high but having got that right it prints very well. I'm still amazed as to how flexible it is - much more than I expected - which is good.

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J.S.
Bio Flex

Great quality product, second only to the next level customer service and assistance with printing. Would highly recommend.

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W.T.
Flexible Pla

After some teething problems, I am now able to produce some really complex shapes with this filament. Will upload an image of my latest print.. This shows a lattice work that was printed at 260 C with a print speed reduced to 50%.

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S.E.
Flexi PLA

I ordered the Flexi PLA completely by mistake not reading the title of what I was clicking, So I was annoyed by my shortsightedness when it arrived.

Once the initial confusion subsided I decided to throw it into the printer and see what I could print with it. It took a little while getting the settings right for the heated bed and print speeds but once I got those dialed in it was working great! Currently I'm printing on a 70C bed with a solid infill at 20mm/s and outer surfaces at 15mm/s with cooling.

I've currently printed some clips for holding a 4kg steel tool which work perfectly with the flex that they have and a number of smaller items.

Overall I'm really happy with the mistake that I made and look forward to getting a little more inventive with what I can create!

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We ship worldwide however the rates do vary depending on the order and destination. You can get an accurate delivery charge by using the shipping rates calculator at the cart page. Delivery times vary depending on destination, local postal services and customs. We do estimate 5-7 working days for most orders.

We now offer FREE shipping on orders over €200 for the following areas:

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Please contact for a quote for the following countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The, Lebanon, Liberia, Myanmar, Niger, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Saint Martin, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Aland Islands, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Burundi, Central African Republic, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Eritrea, French Southern Territories, Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands, Holy See (Vatican City State), Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Iraq, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mali, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Saint Pierre And Miquelon, Somalia, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands, Svalbard And Jan Mayen, Tokelau, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Wallis And Futuna, Western Sahara

 

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How do I get reward points?

You get points for every order made. 

Every £1 spent will give you 5 points. 

You must have a rigid.ink customer account to redeem your points. 

You will also get 250 welcome reward points when you create an account.

You can also earn points for other actions but these must be completed through the rigid.ink Reward pop up 'Earn' tab, to see the full list click here.

What do the reward points mean?

Points mean rewards, issued as discount codes to be used for future orders. 
They can be applied at the payment page during the checkout (only one discount code per order).

250 reward points = £1.25 off discount
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How do I redeem my reward points?

Click on the rewards tab (bottom left of the screen) or your points in your account profile, the rigid.ink rewards pop up will appear. 

From there you can select the ‘Rewards’ tab to redeem your unlocked rewards and get your discount code. 

Once redeemed you will also receive an email confirming your reward redemption. 

Reward are unlocked when you reach the number of points needed to redeem the reward

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