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CR-10 Extruder upgrade...

Discussion in '3D Printed Project Showcase' started by The Hat, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Feb 17, 2019
    The Hat

    The Hat Printer VIP Moderator

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    I set out to improve the Extruder performance on my CR-10 by drilling out the hole that the filament passes through before it goes into the Teflon tube that leads down to the hot-end.

    I made the hole big enough to allow me to screw a steal 30mm throat (Normally used in a hot-end) right into the plastic block that sits on top of the Extruder motor.

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    I used a throat that had a small Teflon tube inside it and then added a heating block to it, (Cut in half) which allowed me to fit the Pneumatic Connector to hold the Teflon tubing.

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    Then I fitted a new Aluminium easy to use arm bracket with an adjustable nut to help increase the pressure on the little filament bearing, I had another Aluminium arm for the other side, but it didn’t suite my current setup, so didn’t use it.
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    Once assembled it came together nicely and I tested it a piece of green filament before re-attaching the Teflon tube again, the proof of the pudding will be using it to print something, but I’m confident it will work as it’s supposed too..

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  2. Feb 17, 2019
    stratman

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    OK. Now you are just showing off. :old

    I have no idea what the contraption does or why it has a spring, but it looks good and your creativity is great. Hope it works as desired! :clap
     
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