Cheetah™ flexible filament is the fastest and easiest to print flexible filament on the market. The focus in development of this material was on optimizing the user experience. The result is a filament that is printable across all types of desktop 3D printers at ABS and PLA speeds, many times twice the speed of other flexible materials on the market.
Cheetah filament possesses industry leading durability along with impact strength 84% greater than ABS. The abrasion resistance is also second only to NinjaTek’s Armadillo product, making Cheetah the perfect blend of speed, toughness and strength.
Recommended uses: Seals, plugs, hinges, sleeves, shock absorption.
For full technical specifications see the data sheet here
- Shore Hardness = 95A
- Prints at speeds greater than 60 mm/s with standard ABS speed settings
- Significantly greater impact strength than all widely used materials – 84% greater than ABS!
- Industry leading toughness and durability to ensure longevity in printed parts
- Abrasion resistance 40% better than ABS and 76% better than PLA
- 580% elongation capabilities improve ability to withstand wear and tear
- Patented low friction exterior allows for smooth feeding
- Chemical resistance to many materials, including: naphtha, ASTM Oils #1-3, petroleum and freon
- Consistent diameter and material properties providing reliable, high quality prints
- REACH and RoHS 2002/95/EC Directive compliant
Extrusion Temperature: 230°C-240°C
Bed Temperature: 20°C-40°C
Bed Adhesion: Glue stick or blue tape
Top and base layers: 30-45 mm/ sec (1800-2700 mm/ min)
Middle layers: 60-80 mm/ sec (3600-4800 mm/ min)
Use a cooling fan from layer 2+
Despite being one of the more easily printed materials of its type there are still some considerations to take into account when using this filament. It needs to be printed slowly in order to prevent buckling in the extruder, and your extruder needs to confine the filament from the hob all the way to the melt zone, with no free space in which the filament may buckle. As such it prints more effectively with a Direct rather than Bowden system, and is ideally paired with Titan Aero. Ninjaflex is not at all fussy about print surface, and will stick to most normal surfaces like glass, blue tape, and aluminium. Kapton should be avoided as it sticks very aggressively! Take a look at the NinjaFlex FAQ sheet (PDF Download) for more printing tips.
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