Z-FLEX is a thermoplastic polyester elastomer that can be 3D printed at a relatively fast rate of 45mm/s. The filament has great interlayer adhesion and dimensional tolerance falling below +/- 0,02 mm. Z-FLEX is elastic, can bend without breaking, and is resistant to various chemicals including gasoline, ethyl alcohol, butane, and carbon monoxide.
Compared to Z-SEMIFLEX, this filament is a little more elastic and has more rubber-like texture. Besides being able to withstand temperatures as high as 70°C, it can maintain its integrity in low temperatures reaching -40°C. Z-FLEX is perfect for 3D printing parts intended to be bent frequently like tires, elastic hinges, or gaskets.
|Zortrax M200 Plus||spool||800 g ± 5%||1,75 mm|
|Zortrax M300 Plus||spool|
|Key Properties||Metric||Imperial||Test Method|
|Shore Hardness||31D||31D||ISO 868:1998|
|Elongation at Break||3319.12%||3319.12%||ISO 527:1998|
|Resistance to Surface Abrasion||95 mg||1.46 gr||D1044 (wheel H-18)|
A shock absorber dust cover. A shock absorber dust cover 3D printed with Z-FLEX to obtain both flexibility and high chemical resistance of the part.
- Elastic hinges
- Rubber-like figurines
- Prototypes of tires
- Phone cases
Z-FLEX can 3D print at a relatively high rate of 45mm/s. This makes this filament faster to 3D print with than most flexible materials.
Low temperature resistance
Z-FLEX can maintain its integrity in temperatures as low as -40°C. It’s perfect for models intended for very cold environments.
Z-FLEX is resistant to various chemicals including gasoline, ethyl alcohol, butane, and carbon monoxide. It’s great meant to work in industrial settings.