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MAKER FLEX - FLEXIBLE 3D PRINTER FILAMENT - FINALLY AN ALTERNATIVE TO NINJAFLEX THAT'S MADE IN THE USA!

MAKER FLEX - FLEXIBLE 3D PRINTER FILAMENT FINALLY AN ALTERNATIVE TO NINJAFLEX THAT'S MADE IN THE USA! 
THE MAKER FLEX DIFFERENCE: Trade-marked high-strength engineering grade flexible resinShore Hardness of 40 (Rubber Band Soft feel)Polyester-based thermoplastic elastomer (TPEE)UV StableWater tight and stable for underwater applicationsStyrene-freeBPA FreeFDA Compliant for Food contact1KG Spool (2.20lbs)(Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm)Low to NO odorNear zero warp-age or shrinkageVacuumed Sealed With DesiccantLow moisture absorption Sourced and Manufactured in the USAAffordable - we make it, you save big!! Spool Diameter: 7.94" - Spool Width: 2.50" - Spool Hub Hole Diameter: 2"Maker Flex series of 3D printing filaments are a polyester-based thermoplastic elastomer (TPEE). Maker Flex is an engineering elastomer combining the properties of rubbers and engineering plastics, thus bridging the gap between these classes of material. It comes closest to engineering plastics…

Review: Makergeek's Raptor PLA

The 3D Printing Experience : Review: Makergeek's Raptor PLA:



PLA is the main material used in our home based FDM printers. It's
reasonably cheap, easy to get, and requires the least amount of fiddling
to get to work. It's actually one of the strongest also. But, it's also
the lowest temperature melting point and though it's stronger, it's
brittle making it less than ideal to use for structural parts in things
like our printers themselves and other products like remote control
vehicles and other high impact applications which we generally default
to using ABS for.  The problem with ABS is it requires a good bit more
care to be taken getting the printer adjusted and it also requires a
heated bed to prevent warping during print, and even then it can fail to
hold and you end up with corners pulling up or outright failed print.
Other materials have popped up with the promise of ease of use with
better strength but are usually a mixed bag and often fall s…

Let's Talk TRASH!!! ;)

Let's Talk TRASH!!! ;) Oh happy day to you... all you Makers out there… hope the week is going great and you are having a productive summer so far. Hard to think that it’s almost back to school time - this year is flying by that’s for sure!

Well, I had something on my mind today and wanted to share with you some thoughts on our industry of plastic manufacturing; in a word TRASH… oh man, the waste we as plastics manufactures generate is pretty epic. As an industry around 20% of the finished product is waste … from machine clean outs to material changeovers to just “dialing in” new product runs we see a lot of waste.

Our shop is ahead of the pack as an industry with only about 10% of our 3D filament manufacturing finding its way to the dumpster - however think about some raw numbers… if we process say just an average of 30,000lbs of 3D filament each month then 10% of that is 3,000lbs of wasted plastic EACH MONTH… that’s crazy talk and horrible for the environment. 

Something needs to …