Metal Extruder Motor Mount - availabile

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Re: Metal Extruder Motor Mount - availabile

Post by PcS » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:47 pm

Thanks !!! Awesome :D

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Post by wmgeorge » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:03 pm

sthone wrote:Here you go... keep in mind the tolerances might be a little tight for the plugs cutouts so a bit of filing might be needed.
So now no excuse not to install the new metal mount I just received. Excellent.
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Post by rpollack » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:11 am

Sorry to hear that Tim. We can send you a replacement.

We are using a new mount that is similar to what you designed (except the wiring is completely shrouded). It does not look like the latest mount is on github. We'll get it posted today.

Rick

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Post by willnewton » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:05 pm

rpollack wrote:Sorry to hear that Tim. We can send you a replacement.

We are using a new mount that is similar to what you designed (except the wiring is completely shrouded). It does not look like the latest mount is on github. We'll get it posted today.

Rick
Yay! I also have no connectors in my box, the wires just run through it and everything just hangs around it. If I installed them as instructed, then it would make it difficult to check the filament drive without unhooking everything. I'm not quite sure how all my wiring would fit in the tiny box to start without being damaged or having to clip and reinstall all the connectors.

Also, my wiring harness now drags on the back of the bed, since there is no wiring support like in the old mount.

The box must work better for new builds than retrofits. I haven't commented on it, because the metal part works great, and I figured someone would come out with improvements for the wiring harness.

I'm glad to see that it is being tweaked. This is what is so great about printed parts, improvements can happen quickly!
I'm finally back to where I started two days ago!

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Re: Metal Extruder Motor Mount - availabile

Post by rpollack » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:02 pm

Here are the printed parts for the wiring mount for the metal fixture.

Mount Body
Mount Lid

Hardware needed:

M3x18 SHCS S/S
Qty-#2

M3x10 BHCS class 10.9 black oxide
Qty-#4

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Re: Metal Extruder Motor Mount - availabile

Post by PcS » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:05 pm

Wow those are nice Rick !!! Can't wait to get home to print them . :D

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Post by over-$-pent » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:30 pm

I had the same issue with the first wire box in that it was a pain to change hot ends often and quickly. I use PetG, nylon, ePC, ninja flex, etc. on a daily basis switching between them and came up with my own design with a "fastener-less" lid. Then after talking with tech support on some other items, they mentioned the new wire box shown here by Rick. I have been using this latest design for a month or so now, and it is very nice and well engineered. Great job Maker Gear in your quest for constant product improvement.
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Post by sthone » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:35 pm

WHOA.... :shock: Whats that funky bearing in the filament drive that custom or is that something new too?

Someone holding out on us? :D
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Post by over-$-pent » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:50 pm

I thought someone might notice that. I had issues with the ninja flex moving around on the drive gear and giving inconsistent extrusion, so I came up with the larger wheel (more contact area) with the circular cut to match the filament. This part presses over the existing bearing and required a redesigned filament drive to allow for the larger size. There are also internal changes to the filament drive to guide the flexible material and keep it on a straight and narrow path. This keeps the filament centered on the drive gear and directly over the hot end hole. The ninja flex has no where to go accept through the hot end upper hole now. It seemed to help when I had it on the V3B, so I continued using it on the V4.

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Post by Tim » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:01 pm

rpollack wrote:Sorry to hear that Tim. We can send you a replacement.
Oh, no need. You know me. I got it soldered up just fine. Mostly I was just stating my reason why I thought the junction box needed a redesign.
We are using a new mount that is similar to what you designed (except the wiring is completely shrouded). It does not look like the latest mount is on github. We'll get it posted today.
And there you go. . . a redesigned junction box. Just what I asked for!

That was Steve's design, by the way, not mine.

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