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Filastruder hopper for vertical mount

by MakingFoamFly, published

Filastruder hopper for vertical mount by MakingFoamFly Jan 5, 2014

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I wanted to mount my filastruder vertically but couldn't find a feed shoot that easy to adjust and fed the pellets in consistently. The one I derived from was just slightly too shallow of an angle for my pellets to feed well. I beefed up the sides where the bottle screws into for added support.

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Requesting more pictures of this set up please :D

If you use Slic3r you should try splitting the two objects into two separate prints. First I printed them together and my printer went on a 24 hour printing jag where the connector base printed fine and the hopper was poor quality and only half done. I'm now printing the hopper as a separate file and it's coming out great. You can split them in Pronterface with Slic3r.

Just a heads up, you assembled this incorrectly. I would not be surprised if the thrust bearing destroyed itself over time. The laser cut plate and the flange should swap places, and the flange should be flipped. That's why the instructions say:

Proper order is: shaft collar -> thrust bearing -> white plate -> flange.

I have updated the file. I ran through Netfabb a couple of times and cura does not have a problem slicing it.

I must have posted the incorrect file. I will try to post the correct file tonight. Sorry for the issues.

Don't bother trying to print this object. It's not manifold and is full of intersecting faces. It should be removed.

I have no idea if it will fit or not as i dont have the enclosure and didnt check any cad. My guess is that it wont as its already a tight fit with just the core supports.

Does this work with the enclosures?

works with my randolph

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