MakerGear Simplified Extruder Block with Quick Release and Rear Motor Mount

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MakerGear Simplified Extruder Block with Quick Release and Rear Motor Mount by Lochemage May 2, 2012
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This is the same quick release extruder block as the original except it is rotated 90 degrees so that the motor protrudes out of the back.

I built this as part of a bigger on-going project I'm working on to increase the Z axis limits, which can be found here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:22887.

If you're going to use it, keep in mind that MakerGear's X axis belt will probably be in the way (I got around that problem by flipping my x carriage upside down, kind of a hack but it works).

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Hello , if you don't use bowden extruder and you use this geared motor as direct extruder would be any problem?

If you are referring to whether or not this extruder will work for the Z-Axis upgrade, then yes. This extruder was designed specifically for the for the Z-Axis upgrade.

Hello , i came from t he other post ,my extruder is Greg's Wade reloaded ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:18379) what is your extruder?

Is this?

Greg's Wade reloaded - Guidler, Tilt Screws, Fishbone Gears

So what's the difference between the 2mm and 4mm hole builds?

You use the size based on what size filament you are printing with.

That makes sense, also how do you attach your filament guide tube?

And is any new hardware necessary?

The hardware you use are just the ones that came with the original prusa mount. The filament tube doen'st really attach, it just sort of "rests" on it without actually getting clamped in or anything, same as the original mount.