NGEN FLEX was developed with Eastman chemical company. Based on their work with co-polyesters NGEN FLEX makes a very compatible materials with other Amphora grade materials. This means you can expect to mix both materials with good adhesion properties to truly form a dual extruded model.
With just the right amount of flex, NGEN FLEX is best described as a semi flexible materials. Still capable of being fed through a Bowden tube and printed at regular PLA speeds.
Fast Printing – NGEN FLEX is engineered as a semi-flexible materials which allows most users to print at regular print speeds, cutting down build times compared to other very flexible filaments. Also bowden style 3D printers will be able to push this filament through without much trouble.
Temperature Resistance – NGEN FLEX is temperature resistant to about 125C. That means 3D printed objects can be steam sterilised at 121C.
Flexible and Tough – Printed in single perimeters and without infill or very little objects will feel quite flexible, but printed with multiple perimeters and more infill objects will be very firm and tough. The material is rated at a shore hardness of 95A.
In-house production – All colorFabb 3D printing filaments are produced in their own production facility, situated in the Netherlands. Since no external parties are involved in the making of colorFabb filament we can ensure consistent quality on every order.
Excellent diameter tolerance – An important machine in their production is the laser measurement systems used to check the diameter of our filament in real time during production. It’s measured over 1000 times per second and helps guarantee that each spool of colorFabb 3D printing filament is produced within the tolerance. colorFabb can guarantee 0,05mm +/- on both 2.85mm and 1.75mm colorFabb filament, which means you can rest assured that your printer is extruding the exact amount of material.
Packaging – Within minutes of production, a spool of colorFabb 3D printing filament is sealed airtight with a double barrier foil. To go the extra mile, it is also sealed with a fancy cardboard box that is used to ship the product. This ensures that colorFabb filament is fresh and ready for 3D printing when it comes out of the box.
In-house testing – The colorFabb testlab features a wide range of popular 3D printers. They’re continuously testing on the 3D printers to keep checking the quality of the materials we produce and to develop exciting new materials for the maker community. If you’re not sure how to print with colorFabb materials on your 3D printer, please contact us.
The following printers are used in the colorFabb lab:
- Ultimaker Original
- Ultimaker Original Dual Extrusion
- Ultimaker 2
- Makerbot Replicator 2
- Delta Tower (E3D hot-end)
- Felix 20
- Leapfrog Creator
Material science – ColorFabb was founded as a brand of Helian Polymers, a sister company of Peter Holland which has been active in the master batch and additives for the plastics processing industry. colorFabb’s knowhow, network and partnerships is driving material innovations and quality. You can expect colorFabb to keep on developing interesting new materials, which will be tested on a variety of printers to make sure it’ll get the job done.
Since colorFabb develops and produces their own filaments they have a lot of knowhow about our materials. Here you’ll find all kinds of interesting material specifications that will help you decide which material is best for your project.
Material: ColorFabb NGEN Flex
Diameter Tolerance: ± 0.1 mm
Density: 1.13 g/cm3
Temperature Resistance: 130C