Printing with flexible materials has never been so easy! Simply upgrade your Lulzbot Taz 3D Printer tool head with the newest revision of the Flexystruder Tool Head v2. You'll be able to 3D print with any of the speciality flexible filaments available. As always, Lulzbot has utilised their extremely reliable all-metal Hexagon Hot-End right into this tool head, making your flexible printing ventures as reliable as possible.
For a detailed step-by-step guide on installing this tool head, visit the Open Hardware Assembly Instructions.
Once you have installed the tool head, all of the filaments available from NinjaTek will be right at your fingertips. Upon initializing your printer in Cura (Lulzbot Edition) with this tool head, you will have access to a wide range of printer profiles for flexible filaments! You can use SemiFlex® Filaments to product strong, but slightly flexible cases and enclosures for your project, or use NinjaFlex® for strong and stretchy props, costumes, and wearables.
As this extruder uses a PTFE tube to guide the flexible filament down through the tool head, it is not advised that you use rigid filaments such as PLA or ABS with the Flexystruder, as they can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the PTFE. Essentially, you will just want to stick with flexible filaments on your Flexystruder. Not to worry though, swapping out a tool head only requires one screw to fit the whole extruder to the tool head carriage.
1 x Fully Assembled LulzBot® TAZ Flexystruder Tool Head v2
1 x Wade's Accessible Extruder
1 x LulzBot® TAZ Extruder Mount
1 x UHU® brand Glue Stick
Required filament diameter: 3mm (or 2.85mm)
Hot end temperature range: 120°C - 300°C
Nozzle diameter: 0.6mm
Required power system: 24v
Using stiff, non-flexible filament with the green flexystruder is not advised as it can lead to premature extruder body wear and purging difficulty when switching between materials.
Fans: Heat sink and nozzle fans included
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