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ExtrudrPlate - Printrbot Extruder Tray ( v1.7 )

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ExtrudrPlate - Printrbot Extruder Tray ( v1.7 ) by sponnet Sep 19, 2012
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This plate contains all the 3D parts you need to build a complete extruder for your printrbot in one run. It is an addition to the Printrbot Printrbot Full Build Tray (On Steroids) ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:30398 )

Plus some extra's !

  1. Bird-nose for easy opening of your idler ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11731 )

** note : the extruder is compatible with the jhead extruder ( = UBIS extruder - stock extuder for a Printrbot )

update : all the parts are now on the Z-plane
update 2012/10/02 : added the extruder mount, which you'll need too !
** update 2013/01/25 : created a new version that slices better with slic3r.

Instructions

Download the most recent version ( v1.7 )
Print it , assemble it , and take a look at how to attach the bird nose to the idler screws. (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11731)

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i don't understand three things: the washer, the semicylinder with two holes and the part that seemst he head of a bird. Where can i find some photos? thanks

Bird-Nose for Gregs Wade

i don't understand three things: the washer, the semicylinder with two holes and the part that seemst he head of a bird. Where can i find some photos? thanks

i don't understand three things: the washer, the semicylinder with two holes and the part that seemst he head of a bird. Where can i find some photos? thanks

i don't understand three things: the washer, the semicylinder with two holes and the part that seemst he head of a bird. Where can i find some photos? thanks

Hey hardware wise, what screws do I need for this?

Can I use none metric screws?

Argus,

Here's a BOM for the screws, in metric & imperial sizes :

1 x 8-36 2", metric conversion M4 x 50mm + nut for mount idler clamp
3 x 6-32 .5” bolts, metric conversion: M3x12mm to mount stepper motor to body
1 x 6-32 1.25” bolts, metric conversion: M3x30mm + nut for the idler axle
2 x 8-36 1" bolts , metric conversion M4x25mm + nut to connect extruder to mount
1 x hobbed bolt
1 x piece of 5-15 threaded or smooth rod +/- .75" to mount the 608 bearing in the idler. You can cut this from a left-over of your base construction....

Let me know if this is correct !

Would this work in PLA?

Short answer: no. 
I had them printed by a friend in PLA for my first printrbot, but the heat dissipating from the hotend, the heatbed and even the stepper motor on the extruder just make the PLA soft and everything starts failing, starting with a bending idler, and ending with the gears failing because the extruder motor folds away.
Therefor I would definitely recommend printing it in ABS to save you all the trouble...

The other build plate should be good for PLA though, right? All the non-extruder parts? 

Tenlow,
I would certainly also print the x-carriage in ABS , and the x-motor block too... the stepper motors also get quite hot.
I would recommend printing everything in ABS.

update : not all parts were on the Z-plane, uploaded a new version that corrects this. Enjoy !!

Yeah so about 50% at printing this and the large gear does not have the M8 nut capture. Also slic3r complained when rendering it to gcode was thinking it was not a prob. But seriously either don't upload it or upload something that works.... NOT COOL!

I usually check all stl files with netfabb before running them through slic3r. You can easily rotate and move the part to get it where you want it.

I've been able to slice & print this plate, but with the current version of slic3r , it seems to slice with errors indeed. The overlap error is caused by the extruder body , I checked with netfabb.
I'll try to make a new version that slic3r can slice without problems...

Sl3cer is an amazing program but what it does is pretty complicated so there will always be small issues. I suggest you split the objects up and print them individually. You will still get the overlap message but it should still print fine.

I updated the plate, this version appears to slice better with slic3r. I successfully printed such a plate last night. Enjoy !

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