10th FILAFLEX ANNIVERSARY! Do you want to know its story?
This September, Filaflex, the pioneering brand in flexible filaments from Recreus, celebrates its tenth anniversary. From its humble beginnings in a garage, Filaflex has undergone an incredible evolution, becoming a benchmark in the TPU market. In this special article, we will discover the origins of this esteemed and recognized brand of elastic filaments and its remarkable growth, as well as its reputation marked by its quality and results. You can't miss it!
Filaflex, our brand of flexible filament, the sector's leading TPU, is celebrating its 10th anniversary!
How was Filaflex born?
Let's start with a bit of history and important milestones that triggered it...
While other children were having fun playing soccer, Ignacio García, CEO of Recreus, found his passion in building and flying airplanes with his father.
It was at the EuroMold fair in Frankfurt in 2011 where his world completely changed upon discovering a 3D printing machine. He vividly remembers how all the limitations he had in mind disappeared in that very moment, realizing that anything his imagination could create could be materialized without needing to leave his home.
This love for materials led him to study Industrial Design Engineering and to work and develop professionally in this field of engineering.
However, there was a limitation. At that time, there were only two types of filament, both very rigid (PLA and ABS). It was then when he decided to take on the challenge of creating the first flexible filament.
Leaving his job, Ignacio worked full-time in the garage of his house in Elda (Alicante) to pursue his dream of 3D printing elastic parts. He began searching for flexible polymers and experimented with different additives.
After a year of hard work, in 2013, Ignacio achieved his goal. He had a material that met all the requirements and he called it 'Filaflex'.
To carry out all the tests, he was aware that he needed specialized machinery that he didn't have access to. Therefore, he decided to build his own industrial extruder to produce the filament that he later tested in a friend's factory.
With this achievement in hand, it was time to shape his company, so he founded Recreus to be able to commercialize it.
Let's take a trip through time...
Let's go back to the year 2013 and see how the evolution of this revolutionary material, Filaflex, has been up to the present day
Infographic with the timeline of Filaflex's evolution in these 10 years, from 2013 to 2023.
Memories from 10 years ago...
The Filaflex family has grown a lot in these 10 years. We show you all the flexible filaments that make it up, get to know them!
The Filaflex range of filaments stands out as one of the most comprehensive and versatile in the flexible filament market. Over the past 10 years, at Recreus we have worked hard to develop and add new flexible materials with different purposes and options for additive manufacturing. Thanks to our experience and knowledge in this field, we have managed to offer a wide variety of flexible filaments that meet all needs.
Within the Filaflex range, you will find a wide selection of flexible filaments with numerous options available. You can choose between different Shore hardnesses and elasticities, as well as special elastic filaments with specific properties and purposes for your most demanding projects (recycling, purifying, conducting, resistant, etc.). In addition, we have a wide variety of models, colors, sizes, and diameters so that you can find the perfect option for you.
If you are looking for high-quality and highly versatile flexible filaments, do not hesitate to discover our range of products. At Recreus, we pride ourselves on offering innovative solutions that allow our customers to carry out creative and functional projects. Discover our range of Filaflex flexible filaments and take your projects to the next level!