Spreading Ring for Reverse-Bend Filament Feed (for Ultimaker 2)

This is useful to improve printing speed and to prevent underextrusion by reducing filament friction in the bowden tube of Ultimaker 2.

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Description

The 4 ring parts need to be glued together.

New in version 8 (vs. version 5): Now easier to assemble.

Flip the filament spool winding direction and guide the filament around the ring like shown on the photo.

Note that the filament goes behind the Bowden tube. This stabilizes the ring. Additionally, I made a guide for the ring, which is simply clipped on the feeder. Its purpose is to prevent the ring from slipping off and falling.

The reasoning behind this "reverse bend" trick is discussed in the Ultimaker forum: http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/5454-ultimaker2-reduce-filament-friction-in-the-bowden...

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D663ae135eb2a2db2831382384ab9d68?default=blank&size=40Andre Crespo added this to the Ultimaker collection ago
52481a8f9fb5453a81c4d38752510ebd?default=blank&size=40Grisworks added this to the reference collection ago
Mini ch30x30mfgeflammtMichael Hafner added this to the Feeder collection ago
1e81574c88100232a8913a2054e5666c?default=blank&size=40fuh published this design ago