Filament Runout Sensor (Ball bearing)

This runout sensor uses two ball bearings

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Description

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This runout sensor uses two ball bearings to ensure that there is no wear, it also allows the filament to be fed from both directions so that the printer can auto-eject it after the switch sees a runout condition.

Bearings:

3mm-ID, 8mm-OD, x 3mm thick
5mm-ID, 8mm-OD, x 2.5mm thick
https://www.amazon.com/5x8x2-5mm-Rubber-Shielded-Bearings-MR85-2RS/dp/B019I3PGWG/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1546484223&sr=8-3&keywords=5x8x2.5

Materials and methods

0.2mm layer height
10% infill
Print at 20mm/s

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Mini il 570xn.1343682359 2jz9The 3D printing Guy commented ago

Impressed by your design! Others will like it too.

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Fa080ee9dba3a8b92ec18930a4d5ebff?default=blank&size=40Engineering Nonsense published this design ago