High performance bowden links
by hdonk, published
After another pair of links failed - one broke off at the base and the other end just kept slipping out, I came up with these.
I've been using these to print successfully. No slippage, and easy to take the bowden tube out when making changes to the hot end.
I've also got a jhead groove-mount to bowden one piece to upload at some point, which also works really well.
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8 x 20mm M3 bolts
8 x M3 locknuts
6mm OD 3mm ID PTFE bowden tube.
3mm drill bit
Print the part twice.
Clean the parts.
Insert one end of the bowden tube in to the mount. Drill through one hole to groove the edge of the tube. Insert a bolt. Repeat for the remaining 3 holes.
Install on printer and print :)
I printed with these last night, and everything was successful.
Now just to recalibrate my retraction & print speeds :)