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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.3D printer parts and enhancements
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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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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.
Any more info about how this works? Cura? This could potentially result in 4 colors, right?