New Extruder Drive Gear

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New Extruder Drive Gear

Post by rpollack » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:01 am

We have a new extruder drive gear that I'd like to send out for your feedback. It is a drop-in replacement (though we've modified the filament drive for it). If you'd like for us to send you one, send a request to upgrade@maker...

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Please only request one if you can start using it soon after receiving it. Include your shipping address.

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Re: New Extruder Drive Gear

Post by hybridprinter » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:25 am

Whats the intended benefit of this new drive gear? Will it help with NinjaFlex type materials?

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Re: New Extruder Drive Gear

Post by rpollack » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:43 am

We can't test it on all the available materials so we are looking for feedback. Try it and let us know...

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Re: New Extruder Drive Gear

Post by insta » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:13 am

I sent an email for one ... I seriously think you guys underestimate my ability to ferret out weird things. I can probably get bog-standard PLA to strip the teeth off of hardened steel, somehow.

Are there materials we can skip testing?
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Re: New Extruder Drive Gear

Post by jimc » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:36 pm

So a modified filament drive is required? We need to print a new one?

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Re: New Extruder Drive Gear

Post by rpollack » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:39 pm

@insta - just use it in your normal routine. You do not need to try to any specific materials.

@jim - you should be able to use it with your current setup. We are using a different filament drive but it is not required.

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Re: New Extruder Drive Gear

Post by PcS » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:58 am

Is it the one I got sent by accident ? Smaller grooves and shorter in length ? Is so when or where can I get the stl for printing the drive ? I'm up for it now ! :D

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Re: New Extruder Drive Gear

Post by rpollack » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:16 am

We've been looking for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: New Extruder Drive Gear

Post by PcS » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:22 am

I can send it back !!!! lol ;)

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Re: New Extruder Drive Gear

Post by rpollack » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:29 am

j/k

go ahead and use it.

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