Sunday, 16 July 2017

Lower filament guide

I have found that the filament on my Ultimaker 2 flows best if it runs under the power adaptor socket.
This must make the angle better for the approach in to the feeder.

I have never been keen on that. Although I doubt there is much strain on the socket it does not look like a good idea.

To resolve that I have made a simple guide that fits under the lower lip of the Ultimaker case and serves the same function as the socket does to direct the filament.


Update: 17 - 20 July 2017

The filament drags a little on the table top. It has not affected the printing but is not ideal. I'm in the processes of creating a revised version that sits just above the power socket.

I have not had a chance to print it yet but the design is done. It overhangs the power connector.

To get that shape without a support structure it will be produced in two parts and joined with a dovetail.


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