Replicator 1 - 2 - 2X Filament dust filter
by CreativeTools, published
The adapter is designed to fit the Replicator (1), Replicator 2 and Replicator 2X extruders.
Protecting your 3D printer's extruder from foreign particles is an important part of keeping the machine maintenance-free. This adapter makes it easy to keep the filament clean.
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It is difficult to give you the correct advise without having more details. A print can fail in so many ways. It is also important to know what 3D printer you are using, if it is modified in some way and what filament you print with.
My print keeps failing when it gets to the smaller, skinny bits. I have read in a forum this can be a problem. But I don't know the solution. Any tips?
I made a set of these for my Replicator 2X this weekend and used one drop of 3 in 1 oil on the sponge/foam. I've tried a few things to get my 100 micron ABS prints to work, but this seems to be the only solution that fixed my problem. I've been able to print at a 100 micron setting for 13 hours on one drop of oil so far. Before using this my extruder was clogging and the feed wheel would eat through the filament resulting in an air print.
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2 - 3D print it as is with standard medium or fine settings
3 - Cut two small pieces of sponge and place them into the filter case
4 - Close the case with the lid and two standard 3 mm screws
5 - Unload the filament from your Replicator 1, 2 or 2X
6 - Remove the filament guide tube
7 - Insert the loose end of the filament into the adapter.
8 - Make sure that it passes through the sponge and slides smoothly
9 - Insert the adapter into the Replicator's extruder hole
10 - Insert the filament guide tube into the top part of the adapter
11 - Enjoy hours and hours of dust-free 3D print extrusion
Check this Youtube video for more information: youtube.com/watch?v=CUG2MQkVAU0
Every now and then open the adapter and check the sponge for dust. Replace if necessary.
In some cases filament can jam or cause uneven 3D prints if the friction in the extruder's filament tube is too high. This adapter can also be used to lubricate the filament just before it enters the extruder.
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