Extruders

alpha
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Re: Extruders

Post by alpha » Fri May 18, 2012 8:04 pm

RedOko wrote:for the J-Head
for the extruder
Wade's
http://makerfarm.com/catalog/i5.html
or
Greg's
http://makerfarm.com/catalog/i15.html
I did a search on the web for wade vs greg extruder - but I was not very successful :?

If someone could tell I would be thankful!

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Re: Extruders

Post by orcinus » Fri May 18, 2012 8:59 pm

Main difference is, Greg's is easier to change the filament on (the idler block is hinged, while the one on Wade's is mounted with four bolts).

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Extruders

Post by calica » Sat May 19, 2012 1:54 am

Get a Greg's if you can. Much easier. The extruder is the weak point of my prusa. Actually PLA not sticking to my HBP is. Finally got blue tape.

Getting a complete solution is nice to avoid variables. My problems have been on the wade extruder. Is was a high quality print. Some is just off.

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Re: Extruders

Post by h0st1le » Sat May 19, 2012 4:28 pm

Enraged mentioned it a few posts back but you really should check out the Greg's Wade reloaded extruder. It pretty much combines all the "best of" both extruder styles: guidler, tilt screws (for easy access), fishbone geras, etc.

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Re: Extruders

Post by AtomSoft » Sat May 19, 2012 4:59 pm

Ill try to make a CNC version of the gears. This way i can make it here :) (more sturdy from aluminum or plexi)
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Re: Extruders

Post by Enraged » Sat May 19, 2012 7:03 pm

you may want to print this rather than the one that comes with the Reloaded, it's a nice little upgrade: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:19997

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Re: Extruders

Post by alpha » Sat May 19, 2012 10:26 pm

Thanks to everyone for answering my questions and guiding me in the right direction!

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Re: Extruders

Post by h0st1le » Sun May 20, 2012 2:47 am

Enraged,

thats the first time I have seen that modified guidler, thanks for the tip.
printing it out and looking forward to testing it out.

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Re: Extruders

Post by nogthree » Mon May 21, 2012 12:17 am

A lot of the guys at my hackerspace have just upgraded their machines to use a hyena hobbed bolt and report that it's awesome in comparison to the general other hobbed bolts.

Not 100% where you get them from, but the specs are here - http://wiki.arcol.hu/arcol-hu-hyena-announcement
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Re: Extruders

Post by h0st1le » Mon May 21, 2012 4:38 pm

I actually just got one of these in the mail a couple days ago. Yet to try it out, but glad to hear the solid reports. For others interested you can purchase the hyena hobbed bar here: http://shop.arcol.hu/

In addition to the hyena hobbed bar Laszlo also has an indiegogo campaign running for a variety of mini-hyena drive gears. Check it out here: http://www.indiegogo.com/mini-hyena

Lastly, he is also the creator of the well known arcol.hu hotend. I've not used it, but version 4 was recently released and has been getting good reports.

If you are US based and would rather not deal with international purchases have a look at the LulzBot Budaschnozzle hotend. It is based on the previous arcol.hu design and is also a very nice.

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