3DXFLEX™ PEBAX® TPE Flexible 3D Filament


3DXFLEX™ TPE 3D Filament

3DXFLEX™ TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) is an engineering-grade material made using Arkema PEBAX® polyether block polyamide.  PEBAX® TPE is widely used in sporting (running shoes) goods because of its excellent durability, resilience, energy return, and fatigue resistance.  

Benefits of 3DXFLEX™ TPE Filament:

  • Hardness:  92A
  • High elongation (>500%)
  • Light weight (density of 1.0 g/cc)
  • Energy absorbing (think running shoes!)
  • Ease of printing
  • Excellent layer bonding
  • Bonds great to other plastics
  • Very low odor while printing
  • Retains flexibility even at low temperatures
  • Styrene and BPA Free

Filament Diameter Specs:

  • 1.75mm +/- 0.05mm
  • 2.85mm +/- 0.05mm

Recommended Print Conditions:

  • Extruder Temp:  220-230°C 
  • Bed Temp:  85-95°C
  • Cooling Fan:  50%
  • Bed Prep:  Hairspray or Glue Stick on clean glass
  • Print Speed:   This grade of flex prints fairly fast for an elastomer and can achieve nice parts as fast as 70mm/s or faster.  
  • Experience Level: Moderate to Advanced.  Printing with elastomers is a bit more complicated than hard plastics and generally requires more experience and an extruder purposefully built or modified to handle flexible filaments.

PEBAX® is a registered trademark of Arkema