Bowden tube Y-splitter

Bowden tube Y-splitter that can be mounted on an Ultimaker 3D-printer to convert it into a 2 filaments into 1 nozzle system. Bowden tubes can be mounted using the same clips as in the Ultimaker 3D printers.

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Description

Bowden tube Y-splitter that can be mounted on an Ultimaker 3D-printer to convert it into a 2 filaments into 1 nozzle system. Bowden tubes can be mounted using the same clips as in the Ultimaker 3D printers.

Materials and methods

If you want to use this Y-splitter for printing with PLA I would advise not to use PLA for printing the Y-splitter itself as the friction of PLA on PLA is relatively high. This would result in more friction. I've got good experience with the Y-splitter printed out of Nylon and then using it for printing with PLA filament after mounting it to the printer.

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Ac80d506490a3b166fc42c21cab7dda9?default=blank&size=40joma added this to the 3d-printing collection ago
D663ae135eb2a2db2831382384ab9d68?default=blank&size=40Andre Crespo added this to the Ultimaker collection ago
63f025ed78a42fe4d3739e934baa31fe?default=blank&size=40basdrumt commented ago

Yes, it could. You would need 2 extra material feeders though. I made this design to enable someone to do 2-color printing through 1 nozzle on an Ultimaker 3. In this case we just used both material feeders that are already available on the machine. The goal was to do very precise dual color printing and by using this solution we did not have to calibrate the x-y offset between the two nozzles: we simply printed both colors through the same nozzle.

1b8dfd89df36ee0e9fc66be8552bf356?default=blank&size=40Luis commented ago

Any more info about how this works? Cura? This could potentially result in 4 colors, right?

A88f3022689f33627cb3dee73bd69ac9?default=blank&size=40mackedanzchr added this to the 3D Printers & Accessories collection ago
63f025ed78a42fe4d3739e934baa31fe?default=blank&size=40basdrumt published this design ago