• Welcome to the new Distech Automation Forum!
  • Feel free to post questions, comments, and feedback.
  • Ask us anything!
Hello There, Guest! Login Register


Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Filament guide mod for ProStruder
#1
Uploaded to Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2552537

Basically replacement parts for the tube guides, should make the filament path more restricted. Maybe even print flexibles, though I suspect that the Y-part might cause problems...

I printed them with PLA for my two ProStruders and been doing ok for a couple of prints. I've rarely had problems with filament tangling so I'm not expecting any major improvements in normal use. Theoretically might give a very slight precision improvement... or not Smile. At least inserting new filament seems to be more consistent now.
 
Reply
#2
Excellent work, I'll print a set soon to try out.
Jay's 3D Adventure
Twitter:
twitter.com/Jays3DAdventure
Instagram:
instagram.com/jays_3d_adventure/
YouTube:
t.co/GesyvQVrZP
 
Reply
#3
I'll download and give them a shot too if my double bearing mod isnt enough to keep the filament inline (I had the same goal, diff idea)!
 
Reply
#4
Great, let me know if there's any problems. I'll upload the OpenSCAD source to github later so you can tweak the models if needed.
That bearing mod is interesting, I might try it later. I'd imagine with both of these mods the filament really moves as it's intended. Just don't know what's the next point of failure when there's a jam Wink. Either the gear grinds through the filament or the tube dislodges from the y-joint.
 
Reply
#5
Id rather the old gear grinding the filament. Easy to fix, nothing really breaks. As stock I was experiencing filament spooling out of the orifice on the front of the Prostruder then putting extreme pressure on the acrylic till it cracks.. not so good!
 
Reply
#6
Here's the openscad file:
https://github.com/spegelius/3DModels/bl...rades.scad
 
Reply
#7
Thanks for this great mod.  I just bought my system and was concerned with the filament confinement as I'm pretty happy with my ability to print flexible filaments with my SeeMeCNC EZRStruder.

I am still building up my P system, but here are my extruders with the guide mod (and dual bearings) as well as a locking button of my own design that allows you to lock the extruder open for loading and unloading.

My make at Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/make:428821

Cheers,
Tim
 
Reply
#8
Glad you like it Smile. That locking button sounds like a good addition.
 
Reply
  


Forum Jump:


Browsing: 1 Guest(s)