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How can I print with TPU and PLA?


Is it possible to print with PLA and TPU?

I’ve attempted it without success. I believe the problem is related to the TPU stretching in the tube, which throws the ping way off (80%), and causes the Palette 2 to cut down on the amount of PLA used.

Is this the problem I’m seeing?

Will calibration solve this issue?

Is there a guide for printing flexible and rigid material together?

Thank you,

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Hey @jeffreybernath, thanks for reaching out about this. While Palette does support a number of materials (material guide here), the combination of PLU and TPA is not officially supported as it is very difficult to splice these two together due to their different levels of rigidity. However, if you would like to try it out, you can follow this guide here, which goes through all the steps required for calibrating Palette for printing with flexibles.

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