Mendel uses a thermoplast extruder based on RepRap's Thermoplast Extruder Version 2.0. The principle is exactly the same, but a redesign has condensed the RP parts into one component (click here for instructions on how to get hold of RepRapped parts). The non-RP parts remain the same, therefore please refer to the Thermoplast Extruder Version 2.0 documentation to assemble the non-RP components. The rest of this page will deal with the new assembly only.
Assembly qty: 1
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- Secure bearing using M4x16 cap, and glue nozzle assembly into pinch wheel bracket. Follow Thermoplast Extruder Version 2.0 documentation for gluing procedure. Note orientation of copper barrel tang.
- Loosely attach motor. Motor wires should run upwards. Set distance between motor shaft and bearing to 2.5 mm – use the round shank of a 2.5 mm drill bit poked down the filament hole as a spacer. Lock motor into position. Load M4x40 caps for ready for next step.
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