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i3 Rework Compact Extruder for Jhead
Prusa i3 Rework Compact Jhead Extruder for 1.75mm and 3mm filaments. Designs based on the Wade Extruder but much smaller.3D printer parts and enhancements
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This Compact design came with new problems because of the shorten of the Jhead hotend. One that was very noticeable was the x-carriage distance to the glass, only 9 mm. Resulting in x-carriage catching the bulldog clips on the back and front of the heated bed when printing long prints. Solution: smaller clips on the sides. Another problem was that the Z-Axis Endstop needed to be lowered, this wasn't a big problem in my case because I'm using a [Adjustable Z-Axis Micro Endstop that attach to the smooth rod. I just needed to slide it down a bit. Depending on your Z-Axis Endstop, check to make sure it can be lowered enough to accommodate this compact extruder before conmitting to installing it.
Materials and methods
Hardware that I used:
Wade's Hobbed Bolt - 60mm, groove is center, 30mm.
Prusa Extruder Springs from Ulimachine. https://ultimachine.com/content/prusa-extruder-springs
2 version, one for 1.75 filaments, it uses M3x40 mm bolt and the other for 3mm filaments and it uses M3x50 mm bolt.
Optional Step: I filed down the M8x20 mm grub to get the 608z ball bearing on the guildler as close to the hobbed bolt as possible, especially when printing 1.75mm flexible filaments. See pic.
2 - M3x30mm bolts, washers and nuts.
Used 1 - M3x15mm bolt & nut to attach shroud to extruder body and 4 - M3x20mm bolts & nuts to attach 40mm fan & i3 cover to shroud.
Note: The way it's design, you'll need to attach shroud first before attaching the fan. I'm thinking I'll design another shroud but for 30mm fan instead.
50mm Fan Duct:
5 - M3x20mm bolts & nuts
Other Instructions: It's pretty straight forward but if you need instructions.
Go here: http://reprap.org/wiki/Prusa_i3_Rework_Extruder_assembly
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