The term exotics refers to filaments that are not purely PLA or ABS. Some exotic examples include Ninjaflex, which is an elastic TPE (thermoplastic elastomer). It can stretch and be crushed, returning to its original shape thereafter.
Ninjaflex requires special settings and extruder modifications but will
flex much more than PLA and ABS.
|BronzeFill||Has a powdery finish when not polished, can oxidize once polished|
Has a powdery finish when not polished, can oxidize once polished
Print at 50mm/s, 210C, with heated bed, retraction distance 4.5mm and retraction speed 45mm/s
The more infill in the model creates more color when under
UV light or blacklight
|Thermochromatic Filaments||Filament changes color according to temperature|
Glows in the dark after being charged with light, gives off a neon glow
when under blacklight
Smells like wood, brittle filament, intensity of color changes
when extruded at different temperatures; the higher the
temperature, the more it darkens
At 100% infill and proper extrusion settings, t-glase filament will
be completely transparent. It must be printed really hot...
Printed nylon is flexible, more prone to some warping and feels a bit
softer than PLA, it can also survive high temperatures and be
run through an autoclave for sanitization
|Stainless Steel||Has a powdery finish when not polished, can oxidize once polished|
It is possible to write a small amount of data to this filament
Prints just like PLA, but slightly cooler
At the moment this filament is made of chopped carbon fiber;
it does not necessarily yield high tensile strength