MakerBot Flexible Technical Specifications

MakerBot Flexible Technical Specifications

SPECIAL NOTES FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING
MakerBot Flexible Filament flows and melts at significantly lower temperatures
than MakerBot PLA Filament. To avoid problems with the filament melting
outside the extruder nozzle, it’s important to load and unload the MakerBot
Flexible Filament at a lower temperature.
When switching between filaments, please follow these important steps
FROM: MakerBot PLA Filament
TO: MakerBot Flexible Filament


Follow the normal Change Filament procedure to load the MakerBot Flexible Filament. To prevent overheating of the MakerBot Flexible Filament inside the extruder, stop the procedure as soon as the previous MakerBot PLA Filament is no longer present.
FROM: MakerBot Flexible Filament
TO: MakerBot PLA Filament


Using the MakerBot Replicator 2 display console, reduce the Change Filament target temperature to 120°C and unload the MakerBot Flexible Filament.

Then, to load MakerBot PLA Filament, increase the temperature to 230°C and load the filament.
IMPORTANT: Any time MakerBot Flexible Filament is loaded or unloaded and there isn’t any prior MakerBot PLA Filament to be purged, you must set the Change Filament temperature to 120°C.

TEMPERATURES

 

Glass Temp

~60° C (~140° F)

Melting Temp

58-60° C (136.4-140° F)

Nozzle Temp

100° C (212° F)

MSDS-Material Safety Data Sheet

 

Dimensions and Weight


Small Large XL XXL 1 KG
Spool Diameter

N/A

N/A N/A N/A

20.32 cm

(8 in)

Spool Width

N/A

N/A N/A N/A

7.62 cm

(3 in)

Spool Hub Hole

N/A

N/A N/A N/A

5.08 cm

(2 in)

Filament Diameter N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.75 mm
Shipping Weight

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1.36 kg

(3 lb)

Net Weight

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

N/A
1 kg
(2.2 lb)