Creality Ender 5 extruder arm.
Device used to reposition the extruder so that the Bowden tube can be drastically shortened.
This will allow you to reduce the retraction value and help you get rid of stringing.
The device is held to the printer with the original extruder attaches.
The extruder is attached to the device using 2 wood type screws with flat heads:
- [Screw depth max 30 mm] (Restriction removed EDIT1)
- Screw diameter min 3.0 mm, max 4.5 mm.
Note: You might need a stepper motor extension cable depending on the length of your original cable that was cut in factory. Length on mine was just enough but some users reported that theirs was a bit too short...
Concerning the filament feeding, 2 possible setups are visible on the pictures:
- Using the original spool mount attached on top of the frame, facing backwards.
- Using a Bowden tube linked to a dry filament box:
- Uses an extra Bowden connector.
- Needed to drill the extruder filament hole in order to screw the connector in place.
- Screw holes start from the bottom so that infill is no more important and slicing is easier.
- Screw depth is therefore no more limited.
- Definition of the STL is increased so that surface looks smoother without triangles.
- Wiring hook gap reduced so that wiring will not escape too easily.
- Added convection cooling slots to improve heat dissipation of the motor.