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Replicator 2X Extruder Upgrade

by whpthomas, published

Replicator 2X Extruder Upgrade by whpthomas Apr 25, 2013

Description

This is essentially the same design as my popular Replicator 2 Mk8 extruder upgrade thingiverse.com/thing:42250 its just been adjusted to fit the geometry of the Replicator 2X - so the instructions are basically the same. You will just need to use one of the long countersunk 3M screws from the 2X extruder to mount the arm, you also re-use the bearings, all you need is a countersunk M3 x 10mm and a countersunk M4 x 15 for each extruder.

###UPDATE V2 (April 28th 2013)

I have added a filament feed tube connector to the top of the arm, and a few other requested refinements.

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I went into the Makerware gcode and changed the feeddiameter but it seems like the issue is still there. I am printing it now and I've noticed that the warp seems to happen in the same area. I've also lowered my extrusion speed. What else might be the problem?

Printing in ABS plastic.

Are you printing with ABS or PLA? It looks like you are outputting too much plastic. You need to measure your filament and enter its diameter into your slicer.

I printed the Rep 2x upgrade kit and the print came out slightly warped. See https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7rt...

I also realised that as the extruder was laying down plastic, the previous layer was still soft. Will slowing down my extruding speed resolve this?

Thanks!

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Instructions

Print, install and enjoy!

I have uploaded Lefthand (L) and Righthand versions.

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lolleepopp on Sep 14, 2013 said:

I printed the Rep 2x upgrade kit and the print came out slightly warped. See https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7rt...

I also realised that as the extruder was laying down plastic, the previous layer was still soft. Will slowing down my extruding speed resolve this?

Thanks!

whpthomas on Sep 14, 2013 said:

Are you printing with ABS or PLA? It looks like you are outputting too much plastic. You need to measure your filament and enter its diameter into your slicer.

julioego on Aug 29, 2013 said:

Dear Dr. Thomas,

If I print this upgrades in ABS, will I need to scale it up, like 101% to compensate for shrinkage?

Thank you.

JGO.

MearWolf on Jul 30, 2013 said:

When printing the right had base at 0.3mm with 3 shells and 8% infill the large hole which the drive gear sits in is printed with just a single layer shell with a gap around it for quite a few layers.
Picture attached here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.... .
Is this a problem with my slicer, the model or is it meant to be like that and I just need to print more carefully?
I have not yet tried printing the left base to see if the same problem is present.

Also, what's with the mouse-ears on the mesh?

whpthomas on Jul 31, 2013 said:

Try slowing down the print speed, it looks like the edges are getting pulled our of shape. I normally print 0.1mm with 1-2 extra shells at 100%. The mouse ears are to prevent the edges lifting when printing with 100% infill.

Ansarum on Jul 17, 2013 said:

for some reason the left parts are corrupted and will not print, but the standard ones are still just fine.

3dcgmodeler on Jul 17, 2013 said:

Thanks for this..
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can i use the ABS to print it..???

mike..

taxicabproducts on Jun 24, 2013 said:

Does this use the same springs specified for the Replicator 2 version? And are there any other parts required, other than the M3x10MM and M4x15mm listed in the description?

Ansarum on Jun 24, 2013 said:

Parts you will need for this project other then what is in the extruder already:

countersunk M3 x 10mm
countersunk M4 x 15mm
Everbilt Compression spring set box code 685 436 (located in the top right corner)

I am planning on making a video tutorial on how to do this as it took a bit for me to figure out what I was doing and wished I had a video to go off of.

Ansarum on Jun 18, 2013 said:

Also if you need the screws mentioned most RC hobby stores have the countersunk screws! picked mine up just now from one

jwheels1 on Jun 7, 2013 said:

If you need the hardware-From
McMaster Carr

91294A126 Metric
Flat Head Socket Cap Screw, M3 Size, 6MM Length, . Packs of 100 $4.00

90278A317 Metric
18-8 Stainless Steel Shoulder Scrw, Hex, 4MM Shoulder Diameter, 10MM Shoulder
L, M3 $2.80

7804K1 Miniature
High-Precision Stainless Steel Ball Bearing, , for 4 mm Shaft Diameter, 10 mm
OD $6.18

From Century Spring Corp
800-237-5225

A13-11 comp
O=0.360 l 0.69 w=0.43
(need to buy $40 worth )

sfernald on Jun 2, 2013 said:

I printed one for my left extruder and it appears to be working well

TheBlackComet on Jun 1, 2013 said:

I too am also having problems with the flipped parts

wdelarme on May 29, 2013 said:

Will this work on the rep1's or are the extruders that different

Jasonmatses on May 22, 2013 said:

The flipped parts don't work for me, can you re-upload them? Or upload a different file type of the origin file so I can edit it in solidworks? thanks

TheBlackComet on Jun 1, 2013 said:

I believe that I have figured out the problem. If I am correct, the method used to originally flip the stl files was using Meshlab. After the object was flipped, its face orientation was not inverted. Probably just an oversight and can easily be corrected by following steps 1 and then 5-8 on this page: http://markslaboratory.com/201...

phgeis on Apr 29, 2013 said:

Argh!!! how do you flipp it for the right side? scale -1 in which programm, where? also have via cad 2d3d, how to i flipp it there?

whpthomas on Apr 30, 2013 said:

You do it with scale in ReplicatorG - but just incase you don't have it installed - I have uploaded Left extruder mirrored versions.

phgeis on Apr 29, 2013 said:

Hi there Australia!

I have the possibility to get some parts (limited number 6!) machined in Aluminium!

This Joer I wanted to use to get my self an 2x extruder modd! since I dont have mine 2x yet here is my Question!

which parts should I use ?

These here or your aluminium upgrade base Plate?

greetings from Germany!

PS also plan to order one from Kobus in addition!

countspatula on Apr 25, 2013 said:

Kaaaaaaaaahn!

I just spent all evening modding your Rep2 version for the 2X! If only I had known. I will still post the remix since I did a few other tweaks. Thanks for the nice work.

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