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MakeShaper Releases FDA-Compliant, TPU Flexible Filament

North Carolina-based filament manufacturer and supplier MakeShaper launches an FDA-compliant, TPU flexible filament in multiple colors and spool sizes, along with a line of printer adaptors for easy use of flexible filament in select 3D printers.

Sanford, NC, August 03, 2016 --( Company also launches printer adaptors for easy use of flexible filament.

MakeShaper, a 3D filament and supply company based in North Carolina, has launched a line of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) flexible filament.

MakeShaper’s filament offers an advantage over other offerings as it is FDA-compliant for direct food contact, along with having Pantone-matched color selections. The colorants are UV-stable and colorfast, meaning the color will not fade from the end product over time.

The Shore Hardness of the filament is 85A – roughly the flexibility of shoe soles. Flexible filament is available on 220g, 650g and 1kg spools in black and natural. Other colors will be released throughout the summer and early fall. Larger spools up to 30kg are available by special order.

The company has also launched printer adaptors to help select printers best use flexible filaments.

“We noticed that some printer manufacturers do not recommend using flexible filament because of the material buckling when the filament is pushed through a hot extruder,” said Erica Edwards, MakeShaper’s sales manager. “The adaptor modifies the filament feed mechanism and allows printers to easily use flexible filaments with no problems.”

The adaptor for Fusion F306 printers is currently available and adaptors for MakerBot Replicator/ Replicator 2x, Zortrax M200, Ultimaker 2+ and Cube2 will be released soon.

To learn more about TPU flexible filament, printer adaptors and other MakeShaper products, visit

About MakeShaper
MakeShaper is a team of scientist, engineers and creative professionals with a keen interest in the growing 3D community. MakeShaper is a subsidiary of Static Control Components. Static Control is the largest supplier and manufacturer for the aftermarket imaging industry. Outside of the imaging industry, it is known for its landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in Lexmark International v. Static Control, which established the legal right of the consumer to use non-OEM supplies in electrical devices.
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