When it comes to flexible, rubbery, durable 3D printer filaments, there are two companies that lead the industry. They are Fenner Drives, with their NinjaFlex filament, along with their competitor Recreus, with their FilaFlex filament. Both companies make very high quality products that I have experienced firsthand.
This week, the folks at Fenner Drives have informed 3DPrint.com that they have launched a new website, specifically devoted to their flexible NinjaFlex filaments. Along with the release of this new website, the company has also announced two new flexible metallic colored filaments.
As of now, you can purchase a flexible metallic silver NinjaFlex filament, and next month a metallic gold will become available as well. Both will be priced the same as the other 9 flexible colors that have previously been available (Snow, Fire, Midnight, Sapphire, Lava, Flamingo, Grass, Sun and Water). Those prices are $51.99 for the 1.75mm version and $64.99 for the 3mm option.
“After the success of the colors introduced last February, we are even more excited to see what the new metallic colors will inspire our customers to create,” said Erica Fingar, NinjaFlex product manager.
As for the website, it launches with several interactive and educational features. It will provide detailed technical specifications of their filament offerings, project ideas and examples of the creative ways in which their flexible filaments can be used, as well as case studies on how NinjaFlex’s unique properties have created exceptional 3D printed objects. Also there is a forum for customers to talk with other NinjaFlex users and learn what the best methods of use are.
“We wanted to provide our customers with the depth of technical information their projects require as well as tips on achieving optimal prints with NinjaFlex,” Fingar said. “Our new site will provide those helpful resources as well as a platform for sharing ideas and insights.”
NinjaFlex filament has been used for a lot of creative, unique projects and ideas over the past year alone. It’s been used to create copper etched circuit boards, to make a shoe designer’s ideas come to life, make bogus Apple iWatches, and even help a duck walk again.
What do you think about the introduction of these two new metallic NinjaFlex colors, and how do you like their new website? Discuss on the NinjaFlex Announcement forum thread on 3DPB.com.