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  • SOFT PLA-Flex

    Orbi-Tech

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    This is a flexible filament with properties durable rubber.

    Soft-Flexible PLA filament is a flexible filament with properties durable rubber. It is useful for parts that need to be flexible, they do not break when bent (resistant) and also be durable.

    The standard PLA is very rigid and doesn´t bend well, however the Soft-Flexible PLA is flexible which makes it resistant to impact and suitable for many industrial and domestic applications. (Used for products as varied as tires, spare-railway mechanical machinery that must withstand force-or children's toys). The PLA Soft-Flexible with flexible filaments is one of the most widely used materials for flexible parts. The main difference PLA Soft Flexible against other flexible filaments is its known strength and durability. Flexible filaments have a shore hardness of 85A; instead the Soft-Flexible PLA filament is a little firmer and has a Shore hardness A92.

    The PLA Soft-Flexible printed is similar to standard PLA. The main difference is that print to print at a slower speed than with standard PLA for good results as well as increased bed temperature. Texture Soft-Flexible PLA is like rubber or TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) and a pure white finish.This filament is a bioplastic made from renewable resources such as corn. It is biodegradable and has a carbon footprint than half of the remaining traditional 3D printing materials.

    Comparison of PLA Soft, PLA and ABS filaments

    The principal difference with the standard print PLA filament is that needs more bed temperature (about 100C) and printing speed should be lower (range of 10mm/s to 30mm/s).

    If you need to print very thin and tall pieces, you will see that the PLA plastic does not give you enough time to harden each layer, so that the piece will be as if it had melted. To solve this problem we give a very simple advice, printed at the same time at least 2 pieces, and place them in separate base. Thus while the extruder is moved from one piece to another, the plastic has time to harden each layer in achieving a better result.

    It is always advisable to use Magigoo, BuildTakKapton TapeDimaFix or 3DLac. It's also advisable to set the "raft"which is to create a first thick layer, and supports that will not suffer that contraction and on which is printed the piece. The disadvantage of using the "raft" is that this first layer will have a less smooth. It is advisable to lower the density of "infill" parameter for the part to store less heat. As for the "brim" (the membrane that is created around the part) parameter is recommended never fit in greater thicknesses of 5mm to help the first layer does not come off. As for the interior temperature where printed is recommended to be controlled and no drafts.

    General information
    ManufacturerOrbitech (Germany)
    MaterialSoft and flexible polylactide
    FormatPack of 50 g
    Spool of 750 g
    Density1.40 g/cm3
    Diameter of filament1.75 or 2.85 mm
    Diameter tolerance ±0,05 mm
    Filament length ±222 m (Ø 1.75 mm-0.75Kg)
    ±84 m (Ø 2.85 mm-0.75Kg)
    ColorNatural or black
    RAL/Pantone-
    Print settings
    Printing temperature 215-230ºC
    Print bed temperature 90-100ºC
    Chamber temperature Not necessary
    Cooling fan Recommended
    Recommended printing speed 10-30 mm/s
    Mechanical properties
    Izod impact strength -
    Charpy impact strength -
    Elongation at break 300%
    Tensile strength 17 MPa
    Tensile Modulus 390 MPa
    Flexural strength -
    Flexural modulus -
    Surface hardness Shore 92A
    Thermal properties
    Softening temperature 90ºC
    Melting temperature 160ºC
    Specific properties
    TransparencyOpaque
    Filament drying65ºC (3-4 hours)
    Additional Information
    HS Code3916.9
    Diameter coil (outer) 200 mm
    Diameter coil (inner hole) 52 mm
    Coil Width 55 mm


    * The typical values detailed in this table should be considered as a reference. Actual values may vary depending on the 3D printer model used, part design and printing conditions. We recommend confirming the results and final properties with own tests. For more information you should consult the technical data sheet of the product.

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