It will probably work, though it may require wings/tabs that don't go quite so deep into the slots. I went as deep as I could because my TPU is 85A and quite flexible and I needed the deep tabs to keep it secure.Any thoughts on something a little harder, like 98A? I've never tried flex materials before, but I have a spool of 98A I got for some project that I apparently never did (still sealed).
I tried it with TPE and its still way too rigid.I find the best way to explain TPU to non-3d printing folks is to explain my very first use of it:
printing rubbery feet for the bottom of some electronics
For the fractal pony, if I were to print something similar I think I would go with Silk PLA. It can be absolutely gorgeous.
What do you think of using PETG? That is used for outdoor signs and can be shaped by heating without having to worry to much about damaging the structure of the print. PETG will absorb moisture, but I live in a pretty dry environment. Not sure I would use it for some place like Florida.
if you're asking this to get info on a color match, I understand that the material used to make those is a neutral off-the-shelf color. The pony models were constructed out of the same color material, and then dyed to match.I'm totally clueless when it comes to 3D printing. Are you saying you couldn't make the piece using the same filament as the pony statues?
I'll be posting the part for download tonight. What I'm holding out on is mentioning any printing service until I've seen samples of their work (and that will take a few weeks). Realistically, most people will prefer the professionally printed version made via the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) method vs. 3D printing these themselves. The very few people who have a printer that can handle flexible materials will be free to download and print FOR PERSONAL USE. Most others will download and then upload to a service to have it printed.I think the OP said he was holding out providing more info until he gets the part from the service that's printing it for him to see how it turns out.