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Extruder hot end on lathe

Posted by daankie 
Extruder hot end on lathe
April 15, 2014 03:53PM
Hello all,

I have tried to find a drawing of the extruder so I can turn one at work (hot end) . I don't know if I'll manage to drill the 0.3 nozzle but the rest should be no problem. I saw that a piece of ptfe tubing goes right down to the nozzle, seeing that this is high temp plastic it won't melt?

Can anybody give me drawings or dimensions or can I basically just make my own design as long as the filament goes inside nicely (simply said).

I am building a Prusa i3 rework and want to also use the genius idea behind the bolden extruder to keep weight off the z axis for faster printing.

Also I have read about the nozzle shouldn't be too fine, does the accuracy increase with a finer nozzle or do the problems increase?

I would be great to hear from you guys.

Re: Extruder hot end on lathe
April 15, 2014 04:40PM
Re: Extruder hot end on lathe
April 15, 2014 11:49PM


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/16/2014 07:34AM by waitaki.

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