Greg`s Wade Universal Reloaded Edition !

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Greg`s Wade Universal Reloaded Edition ! by Chri Mar 5, 2012
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I recommend to print the uni-X Wade instead http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:25416

I was always wondering why there are so much different Wade`s and never knew exactly which one is the right one to print.

Therefore i tried to make one Wade that will fit (nearly) all Mounting plates and hotends.

The insert hole dimension is d=16,7mm height = 20mm

The Wade itself is designed to work with 3mm ABS/PLA, if you want to print with 1,75mm material just buy a small brasstube (d=2,1mm D=3mm) and put it between the hobbedbolt and the hotend.

The inserts are made d=16,4mm height= 19,9mm

if there are some dimensions wrong or some weak points please tell me and i will try to fix them.

EDIT3: New V2 Uploaded. (13.05.2012)


  • Holes for Orca v040 X-Carrier
  • small bridge to the Idlerholderpart (for easier printing)
  • countersunk holes for insert screw`s
  • tested on Orca V 0.40


Just print the whole Wade and the Insert of your choice.

Mounting holes are for:
Std Mendel/Prusa 50mm ?!?!
Orca V 0.20 ? 0.30 and 0.40 (will not fit v42, has already an geared extruder )
If you want to add a coolingfan on Orca v.040 you have to mount the wade straight which requires an additional hole at the carrier plate.

Hotends that should fit:

  • All with Groovemount
  • J-Head d= 16,7mm h=10mm
  • Hotends with d= 10mm h=20mm like Reprapfab / Geeksbase V1
    - Do not use std. screws for this !!! , make a small iron insert or at least make the thread square
  • Mendel-Parts V6/V9/V10
  • Arcol.hu V2/V3/V4
  • Hotends with 30mm Screws (distance)
  • Actually all Hotend using the same dimensions

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Just the cure i needed for my orca 04 direct extruder.


Holy Wades Batman.

It printed just fine on my Prusa after fixing twice in net fab so it is (repaired repaired)

did not need to take it to the cloud

sliced with Slic3r-6 stock settings 3mm ABS .5 tip

Chri - in reply to spad007

yes i know its not 100% solid because its made with Sketchup, but i already made one repair with Netfabb basic.

Did you changed some settings in netfabb did you use default settings ?

default settings is what i use .. because if they don't work then i take it to the cloud

but only if Slic3r complains. it can be picky ..i am now using slic3r-7 it might not care as much.

i was not criticizing you...or you work.. many stl's end up needing repair some i have printed are.

(repaired repaired fixed) and still mess up a bit.

it's just a STL thing. nasty mesh from them is just that. i know it's not quad's like my Caddy grill in my avatar made in Maya.

the main thing is your wades printed for me looks nice.

thank you.

damn, deleted my post by mistake again

I`m not angry about anything, its great to get feedback :)

Im not using slicer anymore because its to tricky with the stls made out of Sketchup.
Skeinforge also is coming up with messages but the code generated with it neverless work to print.