Bearing Roller Filament Guide

A Roller Filament guide on a bearing mount

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Description

To help eliminate friction in the guiding of Filaments from the reel to the feeder.
Allowing the filament to gently find its path off of the reel or holder and through to the feeder.
The Long rollers enable the gentle guidance of filaments even off of large or wide reels and other filament holders.
The Guide base attaches to the UM machine using the existing screw mounts in the back plate, although longer screws may be required (M3x20).
the off centre mounting attachment allows the adjustment of the roller position for best fit to the filament spool mounting arrangement.

Materials and methods

These parts can be printed in either ABS or PLA, the roller may need to be adjusted in size to allow for the fitting of the bearing.
For best results print at 100um (0.1mm) step height

The Bearing is OD 16mm, ID 5mm, Thickness 5mm. (available through eBay) although if a 3mm ID bearing can be found this can be used and the TH spacer is then not required, although a M3 washer or two may be needed to space the roller away from the guide base.

A M3 Nylon insert locking nut inserted from the rear of the Guide Base and a M3 x 20mm screw holds the Assembly together.

For a pair the following are required.
2 x Guide Base
1 x Guide Roller L1
1 x Guide Roller L2
2 x TH Spacer
2 x Bearing OD16, ID5, T5.
2 x M3 Nylon insert lock Nut
2 x M3 x 20mm long Button Head Socket Screws or similar.
2 x M3 Button Head Socket screws for mounting (of appropriate length.)

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