3D Printing with Ninjaflex on a Mendel90

Today, for the first time I tried printing with Ninjaflex. Having not printed with it before, I was a little concerned that it might prove a touch difficult. It really didn’t, but I did learn that most people set their printers to run a lot hotter and faster than I do.

Printer: Mendel90 Filament: 3mm Ninjaflex in blue

Before I started I did a bit of reading around the subject:

Based on the advice in those articles (and a test print at 195°C which failed to extrude properly) I tried the following settings:

  • Print speed: 30mm/s
  • Printing temperature: 210°C
  • Bed temperature: 50°C
  • Retraction:
    • Minimum travel: 1mm
    • Z hop when extracting: 0.1mm

If you would like the full profile I used it’s here: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/HACManchester/cura-settings/master/ninjaflex.ini I coated the bed in dilute PVA just as I would if I were using PLA in the printer although it appears you can also get good results using blue printers tape or possibly even nothing on the bed.

The final print is a bit bobbly in places but has generally come out pretty well:


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