Tag Archives: extruder

Heat sink leakage of E3D V6 Hotend

On May 2018, I replaced 0.4 mm nozzle with 0.8 mm Volcano nozzle.  Two days ago my Prusa i3 MK2 started to develop non-stop printing failure. Slic3r setting could not solve the issue. Last night I noticed that the idler … Continue reading

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Installation B-struder

Having a reliable extruder is key to quality printing. I’ve run into four extruders that gave nasty operational problems on Steel Fisher. B’Struder: Universal Bowden 1.75mm Extruder http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:711401 I call it B-struder beta for Steel Fisher. Stepper motor plate – … Continue reading

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Good retraction is key of high quality printing in Reprap 3D Printer.

I built a Greg’s Wade’s Geared Extruder for Metal Fisher.  The original extruder of Metal Fisher uses a Nema 17 stepper motor which is not enough torque to overcome the internal friction inside Bowden and hotend while in printing. When … Continue reading

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Metal Fisher 3D Printer – 2

Modification I made so far: * Extended wires of the extruder motor * Soldered three end stop switches * Put the top plate after rimming all steel axis holes * Replaced Bowden tube with longer one (This turned out disaster.) … Continue reading

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