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Resistance to high temperatures
Hatchbox PLA Filament
Guaranteed 0.05 mm dimensional accuracy
3DXSTAT ESD-Safe ABS Filament
ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) protection, consistent surface resistance, improved retention of impact and elongation
Up to 105ºC
NinjaFlex Flexible Filament
Flexible nature of material (to up to 660% elongation); adhesion to standard build platforms without glue or tape; abrasion resistance 20% better than ABS and 68% better than PLA; chemical resistance to many materials, including naphtha, ASTM Oils #1-3, petroleum and freon
You can use this filament with printers that have either 1.75 mm or 3.0 mm extruders, since this filament comes in both sizes. However, the 3.0 mm version costs a few dollars more than the 1.75 mm one.
The manufacturer does not offer a proper public datasheet The website itself appears unfinished and devoid of any useful technical info. A Material Safety Sheet can be found, but it contains no information regarding the mechanical properties of the filament. This is especially troublesome for acade...
You can use this filament with pretty much any standard 3D printer, since it's available in the two most commonly used diameters: 1.75 mm and 3.0 mm. Unlike other filaments, 3DXSTAT offers both sizes for the same price (1.75 mm is usually more expensive).
With a minimum price tag of $90.00/kg of filament, most 3D printing enthusiasts will have to consider this a serious investment for their high-end 3D printers. The price is somewhat offset by the fantastic quality of the filament, though.
You can use this filament with pretty much any standard 3D printer, since it's available in the two most commonly used diameters: 1.75 mm and 3.0 mm. The 3.0 mm spools are cheaper than the 1.75 mm ones. This is because it’s generally cheaper to produce 1 kg of 3.0 mm filament than 1 kg of 1.75...
The filament itself is very flexible, which means that non-direct-drive extruders will have the issue of their bowden tubes clogging up. This is normally fixed by experimenting with the material feed rate and the extruder temperature (this tweaking process takes some time and effort). Double check...
Due to its strength and grippy surface, this filament can be used to produce weight-bearing surfaces, parts subject to friction and tapped/threaded parts. Its flexibility also makes it useful for fabricating plugs and gaskets.
Nylon and nylon-like materials are hard to work with and the setup process is quite cumbersome. A heated bed plate is absolutely necessary or the material won't even stick to the plate. You’ll also need to coat the heated base plate with Kapton tape or Garolite. As the material is quite flexibl...
This filament is available for both 1.75 mm and 3.0 mm extruders. It also does not require a heating bed when printing, although it’s better if you have one. It can also be printed using standard brass nozzles.
The material specifications sheet isn't publicly available, but it is possible to request it from regional eSUN distributors. This is a hassle mostly for engineers and those in the academia, who will surely need this, since they will have no choice apart from spending some time and effort to g...