Flexible with Magic?

PrintBigPrintBig Posts: 15Member
Does anyone know if you can print flexibles with the Magic?

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  • Samuel PinchesSamuel Pinches Posts: 2,715Administrator
    edited May 14
    Welcome @PrintBig - you probably can, but you need to print very slowly with flexibles, and turn off retraction in your slicer. The bowden tube on the JGMaker magic will make it better than most. I wouldn't try super super(wet noodle) flexible filaments, but TPU should be doable.
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  • PrintBigPrintBig Posts: 15Member
    Thank you Samuel. I’m definitely gonna try it. I’ll post my results when I tackle it.
  • PrintBigPrintBig Posts: 15Member
    You mentioned the Bowden tube... I recently upgraded to Capricorn. I heard it was better for filaments so I didn’t wait.
  • sirhcwolfsirhcwolf Posts: 20Member
    Any luck so far?
  • FunInAlaskaFunInAlaska Posts: 18Member
    Not sure about the original poster of this thread, but I picked up a couple sample packs (50g) of a brand of TPU called FLexi and I gave it a shot. It worjks, but you have to slow it down to a near crawl. I was having success at around 15-20mm/s faster than that and it just strings all over the place and doesn't actually lay much down. The only things I have attempted are single simple body objects with no need to travel much at all so I cant speak to more elaborate prints. But Yes it does work it will just involve a lot of trial and error of your printer.
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  • patrickbrpatrickbr Posts: 2Member
    I Printed PETG with JGmagic, but had lots of strings, just at "vase mode" I got better results, and using noozzle at 245Cº and table at 60Cº. 
  • PrintBigPrintBig Posts: 15Member
    Is PETG more flexible than TPU?

    @sirhcwolf the Capricorn bodin tube in my opinion is easier and better to work with. It has a slightly tighter ID than the normal ptfe tube that came with the printer. Also, it’s more slick... not sure how to describe it but the filament feels like it slides easier, lower coefficient of friction.

    im satisfied with it. These are just my opinions 😊
  • PrintBigPrintBig Posts: 15Member
    @Samuel Pinches it’s been long awaited but I will be posting one of my TPU prints later today. Decent print quality at a range of speeds. Thank you again for all you do for this forum.
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  • PrintBigPrintBig Posts: 15Member
    Pictures and settings of first TPU prints.
  • giantrobot2001giantrobot2001 Posts: 102🌟 Super Member 🌟
    Ha - nice. They look very springy
  • sirhcwolfsirhcwolf Posts: 20Member
    @PrintBig ; No worries. I have Capricorn on there now as well but I think I cut it a couple of mm short. PETG is less brittle than PLA, more impact resistant, a higher glass transition temp. I get some stringing, but i would call it as others have 'boogery', which a silicone sock helps prevent. Very nice with the TPU, I tried going to MicroCenter today to pick some up, but they had a pretty significant queue outside.
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