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TPU 2.85mm 3D Printer Filament


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TPU 2.85mm 3D Printer Filament


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TPU 2.85mm 3D Printer Filament

Description

TPU Filament 2.85mm (3mm)

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

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

Need flexibility along with easy printability? Then you need rigid.ink TPU filament.

TPU (or thermoplastic polyurethane) is a remarkably flexible, remarkably durable 3d printing filament that’s also very easy to use.

Some flexible filaments, like TPE, can be difficult to work with. The relative softness of the material, which gives it the desired flexibility, can also mean that the average extruder will have a hard time handling it. Instead of feeding smoothly into the hot end, the flexibility of these filaments cause them to bend and knot up in the excess spaces in the print head.

rigid.ink TPU solves this problem by being slightly harder than other flexible filaments. It’s Shore Hardness rating of 94A means that the extruder mechanism has fewer problems handling rigid.ink TPU. Material bending is reduced and this means less knotting and less headaches for you.

Even though TPU is a bit more rigid than other flexible filaments, it’s very similar to those filaments when it comes to elasticity and other mechanical properties. This means that rigid.ink TPU can be used to produce a wide variety of objects that need to bend or flex during use. Typically, this includes things like belts, springs, phone cases and vibration dampening parts. rigid.ink TPU also exhibits a high degree of abrasion resistance along with a resistance to oils, greases and a variety of solvents – making it more favorable in industry applications.

Like Ninjaflex and similar TPE filaments, rigid.ink TPU is comprised of non-toxic raw materials. It also has excellent layer to layer adhesion. This results in very durable end-use prints that also exhibit a high level of quality. Users have found that rigid.ink TPU is capable of producing prints as clean and detailed as objects made from PLA or ABS. Finally, the density of Ninjaflex and rigid.ink TPU are nearly identical, with 1.20g/cm3 for NinjaFlex (and similar TPE filaments) and 1.21g/cm3 for rigid.ink TPU.


 

Why buy rigid.ink?

Click to learn more about TPU in our resource centre - What is the difference betwen TPE and TPU Flexible Filament?

 

Click here to compare rigid.ink filaments

 

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: 210-240°C
Bed Temperature: 20-70°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 or below
Cooling Fans: 30-60% after 1st layer, or as needed
Retraction: Increase more for flexible materials

Good ventilation is essential and do not leave print unattended.

Information
Density: 1.21g/cc
Tensile Strength: 5,801 psi (40MPa)
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

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

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What is the difference between TPE and TPU Flexible Filament?

Help Center - Flexible PLA vs TPU Summary

Compare All Filaments

For specific 3D printing help, please complete our 3D Printing Help Form.

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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J.G.
My first

This was my first time trying a flexible material, i tried to follow the rekommendations on print speed and temp. it worked out good, even on my first print. still trying to find some good applications for flexible prints.

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N.G.
2.85mm TPU blue

Colour exactly as I expected from website. Quick delivery, good packaging. Filament prints as well as my printer allows. When I finish tweaking settings I'm sure my prints will look great. Print temperatures and information supplied on the website and on packaging are all spot on.

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D.M.
Very nice printing, even with a bowden!

Ordered a sample and I'm finding new love for flexible filaments with this TPU. I have an Ultimaker and as such have difficulty with some flexible filaments due to the compression within the Bowden tube. This filament, however, has just enough stiffness to overcome that and the prints I've made have been near perfect. It does require a little bit of TLC, but using the same settings that Ultimaker recommend for their TPU 95 were brilliant. I will certainly be looking to buy a full roll once available.

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The charge will depend on what is ordered but will never be more than £5.99. Our standard shipping method is Royal Mail 1st Class or DPD and can take 1-3 working days.

Please note this may not be a tracked service and we are unable to open a case with Royal Mail until 10 working days after sending.

 

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All UK orders over £65 are eligible for free shipping. This will be automatically calculated at the checkout.

Please note we do not guarantee which courier this will be sent with and estimate 1-3 working days for delivery.

 

UK Express Next Working Day - £8.99

 

 

This is a standard charge for all orders where Express Next Working Day is selected at the checkout. Orders must be placed by 2:30pm (GMT) to be dispatched for next working day delivery. Tracking details will be emailed and text to you and you will be given a 1 hour time slot on the day of delivery. If an order is made on a Friday before 2:30pm (GMT) it will arrive on Monday.

Please note the courier may come under interlink or DPD.

 

UK Express Saturday Shipping - £12.99  

 

 

This is a standard charge for all orders where Express Saturday Shipping is selected at the checkout. Orders must be placed by 2:30pm (GMT) Friday to be dispatched for Saturday delivery. Tracking details will be emailed and text to you and you will be given a 1 hour time slot on the day of delivery.

Please note the courier may come under interlink or DPD.

 

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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 note we do not guarantee a tracked service for international delivery and various couriers may be used.

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Rewards

What are rigid.ink Rewards?

rigid.ink Rewards is our points based reward scheme. For every order you place you will receive points. You can also earn points for other actions. Click here to read more. Points can be redeemed as rewards (discount codes) for your future orders.

Please note: Only one discount code can be used per order.

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
250 reward points = £2 off discount (orders £10+)
500 reward points = £2.50 off discount
1000 reward points = £5 off discount
1000 reward points = FREE UK Shipping
2000 reward points = £10 off discount
4000 reward points = £20 off discount
4000 reward points = FREE International Shipping

How can I see my reward points?

Creating or logging into your account will allow you to see your point balance and history.
You can see them on your account profile or at the rewards tab at the bottom of the page after logging in.

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

Please note: Only one discount code can be used per order.

All points are based on the incl. VAT (20%) price.

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