Replicator 2 & 2X LCD Button

We have designed a 3D printable replacement for a broken LCD control panels rubber button. Our version was designed to make use of the heads of some copper plated nails as a contact point. We have also included the CAD files so if you want to try to work in some conductive filament or some other item as a contact point it is easy to modify.

Check out our Thingiverse post for more details.

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NinjaFlex SemiFlex, The Latest NinjaFlex Filament

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We just got our first batch of NinjaFlex SemiFlex in so we started testing how it works compared to the original NinjaFlex and other filaments.

Just like the original NinjaFlex 3D Filament, SemiFlex material boasts flexibility, strength and reliability for your 3D printing projects, and is slightly more rigid to expand your printing possibilities.

SemiFlex is best for the following types of projects:

  • High level of detail
  • Contain intricate parts
  • High resolution text
  • Unsupported vertical printing
  • Shock-absorption needed
  • Requires less flexibility than NinjaFlex Original 3D Filament

 

Printing With NinjaFlex SemiFlex

The first thing we noticed was when we started to load the NinjaFlex SemiFlex filament and we were able to just push it into the drive gear while it was loading on our Replicator 2 and it loaded without any issues.… Read the rest

Introduction to Printing NinjaFlex

This post is designed as a reference point for printing NinjaFlex with your Replicator 2 or 2X.

In order to print NinjaFlex it is necessary to have a direct drive extruder that guides your filament from the drive gear to the nozzle. Any gaps or openings in that space allow the filament to kick out to the side and stop feeding. This is the Replicator 2X version here.

As with printing other materials you will want to be sure your first layer is close enough to the build place that it bonds well. A heated build plate is not required with NinjaFlex.

 

Build plate compatibility:

NinjaFlex is compatible with a wide variety of build plates but the one thing to be sure of is that your surface is smooth.… Read the rest