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FLex Filament and easy filament change adapter for ANET A8

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FLex Filament and easy filament change adapter for ANET A8 by ashrafau Oct 15, 2016

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Print with 100% infill

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Printer Brand:

RepRap

Printer:

ANET A8

Rafts:

No

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No

Resolution:

0.2

Infill:

100

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Holy cow! That actually helped. Thanks for sharing. I've always hated fighting the filament. Just when you think you've mastered it you find yourself tearing it apart again. That little bit seems to close the gap. Such a small piece to fix a stressful issue.

Works like a charme :)
Printed it for for use with Sainsmart TPU out of PLA

Printed up some of the other things but didn't put them on (fan cover that swivels, etc). Tried this thing and it works so so well that I'm not going to even mess w. other filament guide things. Straighten out the bottom two inches of the filament and this sucker guides it right into the extruder! I heat the extruder to 230, pull out the old filament, then immediately put the new filament in. Wow, Thanks!

you are welcome, i am glad that it helped you saving time changing the filament which is more useful than using it for flex-filament.

hey could you make a photo of how it's mounted? thank you :-)

Feb 27, 2017 - Modified Feb 27, 2017
ashrafau - in reply to Cube_3

Hi Its a remix from Geetech adapter you can check the picture there :
https://thingiverse-production-new.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/75/07/51/cb/78/flex_filament_adapter2.jpg

oh thank you very much!

Hi, do you think it's ok to print it in PLA or to close to the hot parts to require ABS? Great design anyway

Hi, yes its OK to print in PLA since its above the heat sink, the heat sink shouldn't reach temperature where it will melt PLA, i printed in PLA and i print with 240 temperature and it was fine, and thanks for the compliment..

is it work for ANET A6

Feb 14, 2017 - Modified Feb 14, 2017
ashrafau - in reply to Luffy8

I didnt try it with A6, but it seems from pictures that they have the same structure for the extruder so it might work

Thing works. Good job Ashrafau!

Thanks pushmaker3D, I am gad that it helped

Could this also help with alignment when changing filament or is this just for flexi filament?

It helps a lot with alignment when change filament, not perfect but much better than without it.

I have the a8 and a sample of ninjaflex. I was looking for something to bridge the gap between the extruder gear and the throats of the hotend.

Is this what your design does. I am finding it hard to picture where it fits.

you can see the pictures on
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1450941 in post printing area

Flexible Filament adapter for MK8 extruder

Yes this is what you need, you need to remove your printer extruder fan and heat sink and install the adapter just above the internal heat sink and below the gears.

Ah I see that looks just the job

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