Loading

Ultimaker bowden cable repair

by obelix, published

Ultimaker bowden cable repair by obelix Mar 2, 2013

Thing Info

2137Views 273Downloads Found in 3D Printer Parts
Report Thing

Summary

Fix your cable if you had to cut it!

Sometimes my 3mm Plastiks gets stuck in the bowden cable because it has 3,10mm or isn't perfectly round. Since the inner diameter from the cable is 3mm there is no margin.
One plastic got so stuck that it was impossible to remove so i had to cut the tube.

Instructions

Print twice and use 4x 12mm M3 screws and 4x M3 nuts.

Until i upgrade the Ultimaker with a 4/6mm bowden cable i had to fix it. I first tried with (good) tape and cable ties but since it is Teflon® you don't get a good grip.
Finally some 38mm large and quite thick piece of Tesa® did the trick. But it wasn't strong enough to hold against the bending. This is a big problem if you want to change the plastic because the two parts of the tube aren't aligned.
This parts keeps about 20mm of the Tube straight and give the tape more grip.

Note: This is only a emergency fix. After installing it i startet printing new clamps (for a new 6mm tube) for the nozzle and feeder.

More from 3D Printer Parts

view more

Thing Info

2137Views 273Downloads Found in 3D Printer Parts
Report Thing

Makes

Liked By

View All

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Print Thing Tag

All Apps

This App connects Thingiverse with Makeprintable, a cloud-based mesh repair service that analyzes, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for p...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

are there any bigger tubes for the ultimakr? like 4mm or 3.5mm?

Yes, you can buy bigger tubes but i don't reccomend it since you need to perform advanced modifications.

are there any bigger tubes for the ultimakr? like 4mm or 3.5mm?

Top