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Recreus Sneaker with FILAFLEX Elastic filament 3mm

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Recreus Sneaker with FILAFLEX Elastic filament 3mm by Recreus Sep 21, 2013

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Hi guys!!
Sorry for waiting but now all is ready, www.recreus.com is open.

Here I show one of thousand possibilities of filaflex "make you own sneakers". It has been created with a prusa I3 mod (SNEAKERBOT) with a large working space (Y axis) and glass bed without heated bed, filaflex doesn´t need it.

Watch Filaflex in action

Thanks, hope you like!!


18 hours per sneaker
250gr of filaflex (3MM)
0.2mm layer height and 25% of infill.
CURA with marlin firmware .
You can see the printing process below.

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Does anyone have the files already downloaded. If so can you message My and I will give u my email so that you can send them to me.

historical point! when I saw this video it's became clear this is my stuff !!!

Shame the files are blocked. Does anyone know the story behind that, of whether the files are elsewhere?

The files have currently been blocked due to a request by the clothing manufactured Fila who object to the use of the name Filaflex.

So Fila registered Filaflex name already?
I checked the website and the filament name is still Filaflex.

No, they have not registered Filaflex, they have lodged an objection with Thingiverse.

I can't understand what is their objection then.
If it's about the name Filaflex, then this means I can't name my spaceship Filaship or my shoes Filastep just because they have the letters FILA in them???

This is awesome. I can see printing reinforcement pieces from other materials to create something that has say a harder sole. Too cool!

Has anyone had success printing this filament in a Replicator 2x? I've been unsuccessful with Makerbot's flexible filament and Ninjaflex on the 2x...

Hi, I am a technical dummy. I have no idea what is 1.75mm referring to. All I want to know is: is this good for the Makerbot Replicator 2?

1.75 is the flilament diameter. It is good with the replicator 2.

Does the filament have a grippy texture after printed? or is it slippery?

Are the shoes tied with the filament?

Cough cough fleshlight cough cough

when will you have 1.75 ? thanks ross

On mid November it will ready Ross, this week starts the production!

Questions about this material:
Is there any chemical which can be used as a solvent (like acetone vapor is to ABS) so it can be melted/welded?
How does it respond to sanding?
How do supports work with this filament?

Question about the shoes: Would you describe the shoes as being slippery?

Hello Gathem
Filaflex is resistant to acetone and solvents, you can sand it easily and the support with a cutter you can remove it without problems.
The shoes has High grid!!

Do you have any easy suggestions for helping me increase my build plate size to accommodate the shoe print for my I3 Prusa?

Have you attempted to combine materials. A PLA/Elastic mix on a dual extruder setup, for example?

Can you ship to the US?

Have you tried using this to print belts?

Yes Evamvid we ship to US and we have print watch belts and shoe belt without problems, bracelets etc.

I meant belts for printers. Do you think it would work for that?

Now we're getting somewhere! This would be pretty ideal for prosthetic limbs. Also interested in a 1.75mm..

Has anyone put a 3.0 in a Makerbot?

Is that a Budashnozzle you're using?

Yes, we use budasnozzle, Jhead nozzle, and poland nozzle.

Il buy every colour to if thers a 1.75 filament. I have to have this!!!

Can you post some specs of your printer? In the beginning of anther build and would love to make sure its compatible.

Please, please, please, make this available in 1.75mm!!! I will buy every damn color, I promise.

What is the tearout strength of the shoelace holes like? Can it withstand being laced snugly and vigorous activity like football/rugby? Or would they be more suited to leiurely walks through the park?
Regardless, this is a really cool thing!

Holy Cow!! This just blew my mind. I can't wait until the 1.75mm is available.

Hey can you give us some details like filament size, printer compatibility, and where to buy?

How does this filament work inside a bowden system? i wonder if it would be to flexible to feed properly. interesting stuff none the less.

Their website says no.

No it doesn't work, or no it's not too flexible?

Hi Guys!!
The reason why bowden extruder doesn´t work It´s due to filaflex is too flexible, there is a large distance between bowden and the extruder, it causes a filament tangle when the bowden push, because filament has much grid and it makes difficult slidding into the tube.
Sorry mates!! we are investigating about this issue.

Is this filament MK5 extruder compatible? (delrin plunger)

Hi Anthony
Size is 8, europen size 42
285mm lenght and 98mm width.
If you want to rescale you have to plus or deduct.
6.6mm length.
4.5mm width.

For example:
42 size is 285mm if I want 41 size.

rescale to:
Widht= 98.8-4.5=94.3mm

Hope I help you ;)

Interested in what size this is in; and if you could release different sizes. I'll have to grab some of this filament. =D