new makergear extruder from ben heck

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makeal
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new makergear extruder from ben heck

Post by makeal » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:16 pm

Just came across this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXzCeAAkMyg

Looks pretty cool

jferguson
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Re: new makergear extruder from ben heck

Post by jferguson » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:38 am

I was in a place where I couldn't play the sound while I watched it. It did look pretty neat, but if it isn't too hard to remember, what problems with the current extruder did he think his version solved?

makeal
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Re: new makergear extruder from ben heck

Post by makeal » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:59 pm

tension adjustment. ease of disassembly and better filament path i think

jferguson
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Re: new makergear extruder from ben heck

Post by jferguson » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:18 pm

thanks much.

Vandal968
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Re: new makergear extruder from ben heck

Post by Vandal968 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:43 pm

I can't ignore my worn-out extruder any longer, I'm starting to get jams from the filament path eroding away too much. Was thinking about trying the Ben Heck extruder to see if it really is better than the MG or not. Anyone that's used it for awhile got experiences to share?

airscapes
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Re: new makergear extruder from ben heck

Post by airscapes » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:59 pm

there is a slightly modified version of the current makergear extruder on thingyvers that was altered to make printing tpu easier.. That along with a new drive gear make all the difference in the world with TPU and other soft filament.

Vandal968
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Re: new makergear extruder from ben heck

Post by Vandal968 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:48 pm

Found it:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2371851

Will give it a try, thank you.

cheers,
c

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