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J Head Mounting Plate

by Acarius10, published

J Head Mounting Plate by Acarius10 Jul 6, 2012

Description

This is for mounting a J-head to a Wade's Extruder. The J-Head in the Photo is the Mk. V-b, but Any J-head will fit because it is Parametric. It Measures 70x25x8mm, so it shouldn't get in the way of your extruder gears.

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Mine has performed beautifully printed out in ABS with the J Head which is made out of PEEK. I am not sure about how it would perform with aluminum. The only way to find out, as I see it, is to try it. As long as it is printed in ABS, it should be able to reach about 200 C before it starts softening.

Nice job!, would this work with an aluminum hotend?, does it melts with the temperatura?

Thank you!! :)

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Instructions

Updated: I added a filling.scad and .stl, it is for the gap between the Wade's Extruder and the Hotend. This keeps the filament from getting caught up.
The Mounting Plate now has Nut Traps so you can use M3 x 25, and not have any screw left on the other side.

Update 2:
I added another STL file with a wireholder attached to the clamp, this is for holding the wires that run from the Hotend.
I kept the STL file that doesn't have that.
I also changed the OpenSCAD file, with the wireholder added. If you don't want it, just change the "wireholder=true;" to wireholder=false;"

The STL is set up for M3 Nuts and Screws, If you want to change this, use the Variables in the .Scad File, But remember to change the thickness of the overall Plate accordingly.

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inv4der on Oct 2, 2013 said:

Nice job!, would this work with an aluminum hotend?, does it melts with the temperatura?

Acarius10 on Oct 3, 2013 said:

Mine has performed beautifully printed out in ABS with the J Head which is made out of PEEK. I am not sure about how it would perform with aluminum. The only way to find out, as I see it, is to try it. As long as it is printed in ABS, it should be able to reach about 200 C before it starts softening.

pikelo on Jul 18, 2012 said:

Simple and great, congrats Acarius10!! :)

Acarius10 on Jul 18, 2012 said:

Thank you!! :)

Camblonie on Jul 7, 2012 said:

I had been running this arrangement for a long time with a part i made of wood. I recently printed a better Wades model and removed the wood part. The result is a huge reduction in ooze that i attributed to hysterisis from increased distance between hobbed bolt and hotend. The new Wades does not provide a perfectly tight grip on the PTFE though so I'd still be interested in this part if you dont see an issue with ooze.

Cheers

chowderhead on Jul 7, 2012 said:

Can you share your extruder design, please?

karandex on Jul 7, 2012 said:

just the thing i wanted. thanks.

Acarius10 on Jul 7, 2012 said:

Your Welcome.

thantik on Jul 7, 2012 said:

Is there any benefit to this over the groovemount adapter?

Acarius10 on Jul 7, 2012 said:

I did this because the screw holes on my Wade's didn't line up with the J-Head. I am not sure if there is any benefit or not.

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