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SW-X1: Expander of wheel of press holding of filament

by NyyphoHerr Aug 22, 2019
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I'm glad we are starting to expand the parts designed for the X1. It was pretty bare when I first got my printer...
I haven't had to adjust or do anything to my extruder as yet, so wondering if this part has a functional purpose, e.g. is this part used for adjustment and makes adjustment easier?

I have printed a few spare X1 idler arms, so will print this as well to keep it all matching.

Hello.
If you often use different plastics, you may need to change the clamping force. especially if your models often use retracts. Plastic PLA, for example, can will grinded and it should be hold weaker. And NYLON on the contrary, it is necessary to press stronger, because it does not destroy and it is slippery. To access the improvement of this wheel, it is enough to untwist only the screws on the left. In the extruder (left side), it's a different lengths, remember where what.
I can also advise you to add thermal paste under the radiator - it will not be superfluous. And the radiator I have turned 90° to the air was blown up. The air outlet down to the seal I limited to a piece of kapton tape, the edge of which I additionally pressed the cooler when everything was collected back. Now I can print even small parts out of nylon because they don't blow out of the coldend-cooler.

  • First, I improved the plug for the right end of the moving horizontal profile. I took the plug on the thingiverse, made it at least hold on (the original did not seem to be checked by the author and the product fell out) and added the mount for the native flash drive and for the flash drive cover (when the flash drive is in use, its cover is intact. Well, I removed the excess plastic. I do not like it when there is a lot of excess.
  • Second: I made a horizontal reel holder with the ability to change mounts from the tapered thrust bearing available on thingiverse. This is an interesting project, it seems to me, and I will also post it in the near future.
  • Third: Z-axis dangling belt tensioner. (Link in previous comment)

This is some kind of madness. This is the second time I’ve answered you in detail and my message goes to moderation and remains so ..

Hello.
For unknown reasons, my big answer was sent to you, for moderation and is still blocked. :-(
I will try to answer you again in detail when I find the strength in myself to write and attach so many photos again.
 Anyway, I would like to bring to your attention, and yes, this spare part is really functional if you periodically change plastics, for example PLA / ABS / NYLON, which require different clamping forces to use.

I wanted to say that I have some more improvements for this printer.
You should like it, I think. For example:
1) Z-axis belt tensioner that hangs terribly. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3832059
2) Mounting on the corner of the frame of the universal base under the coil on a plastic thrust bearing located in a horizontal position (bearing - remake)
3) The strap of the right plug for USB with its cover. The plug itself is lightweight and improved. The original did not stay in the frame at all.

There are also tips for improving the position of the cold end cooling radiator. It must be rotated 90 °, closed from the bottom with Kapton tape so that the air flow goes only up. After this improvement, even small nylon parts can be printed.

Z-tensioner for Artillery Sidewinder (SW-X1)

Hello. If you often use different plastics, you may need to change the clamping force, especially if your models often use retracts.
Plastic PLA, for example, can grind and it should be pressed weaker. And NYLON on the contrary, it is necessary to press stronger, because it does not fray and it is slippery. To access the improvement of this wheel, it is enough to untwist only the screws on the left. In the extruder, they are of different lengths, remember where what.

I can also advise you to add thermal paste under the radiator - it will not be superfluous.
And the radiator I have turned 90° to the air was blown up. The air outlet down to the seal I limited to a piece of Kapton tape, the edge of which I additionally pressed the cooler when everything was collected back. Now I can print even small parts out of nylon because they don't blow out of the hotend cooler.

I have at least tons of improvements for this printer, but I have not yet posted.
First - I improved the plug for the right end of the movable horizontal profile. I took imouse on thingiverse plug made so that it at least rests (the original author seems to have not been tested and the product fell out) and added a mount for my flash and for cover from the flash (when the flash drive at work, her cover intact. Well, I removed the excess plastic. I do not like when a lot of excess.

Second: I made a horizontal coil holder with the ability to change mounts from the cone thrust bearing available on the thingiverse. This is an interesting project, I think, and I will post it in the near future.

Third: z-axis dangling belt Tensioner. This is completely my author's project, But I faced a little difficulty. I'll finish it soon, too. While the unfinished picture of the tensioner.