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Published on: September 10, 2013 / Comments: None

Makerbot announces flexible filament

I don't know if I'm ready to start 3D printing my own clothes.

There are lots of filament choices out there for your (hobbyist class) 3D Printer, but a flexible one isn’t one of them.  Earlier we saw you could make flexible links using sugru but full on printing would be a more optimal solution.

A little more digging shows a recent blog post on the makerbot web site referring to an entire dress they printed on the Replicator 2 (don’t kid yourself, it still took a long time!).  It looks like the filament contains polyester which allows it to move after extruded.

They currently have a stub on the makerbot store which makes me believe they are pretty close to getting this to market.  Can’t wait.

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