UM2 Bearing Filament Guide

Replacement Filament guide for the Ultimaker 2. This guide incorporates a bearing to reduce friction while guiding the filament.

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Description

UPDATED 7/20/15 to include models for 688 Bearings.

Inspired by:

UM2 Filament Guide by Labern https://www.youmagine.com/designs/um2-filament-guide & Low friction UM2 spoolholder by IRobertI https://www.youmagine.com/designs/low-friction-um2-spoolholder

I didn’t like the way the stock Filament guide on the UM2 was fixed and added extra friction to the feeder assembly and a groove was beginning to wear into the guide also.  I created one that would utilize a bearing and a more robust mounting design.

There are designs for 608 and 626 & 688 bearings included. I have only printed and tested the 608 assembly as those are the bearing I had on hand, extra from building IRobertl’s Spoolholder. Please let me know if you use the 626 or 688 version if there are problems that need to be corrected.

I chased the M4 threaded hole with a tap but you may not need to if you print the part a small enough layer height. All the parts should print without support except the base bracket which will require some support in the recess on the bottom side.

ASSEMBLY:

Insert the bearing into the male wheel, and thread the female wheel onto the other side. Take the bolt, assemble the washer, the bearing assembly, and the bracket. Insert the plug into the recess in the bottom of the bracket (refer to the exploded view for correct orientation). Thread the mounting nut loosely onto the bolt (just a few threads). Take the assembly and push the mounting nut through the large hole side of the mounting slot on the machine. Slide the assembly over, the base of the bracket should sit flush with the back of the machine and the plug will fill the rest of the mounting slot. You should then be able to tighten the bolt to complete the install.

Materials and methods

"608' Version:

1x UM2 FG 608 Bracket

1x UM2 FG 608 Wheel Female

1x UM2 FG 608 Wheel Male

1x UM2 FG Mounting Nut

1x UM2 FG Plug

1x M4 Screw 40mm Long (http://www.boltdepot.com/Product-details.aspx?product=6630)

1x M4 Washer

β€˜626’ Version:

1x UM2 FG 626 Bracket

1x UM2 FG 626 Wheel Female

1x UM2 FG 626 Wheel Male

1x UM2 FG Mounting Nut

1x UM2 FG Plug

1x M4 Screw 40mm Long (http://www.boltdepot.com/Product-Details.aspx?product=6630)

(Head of screw will most likely be large enough to make the washer unnecessary)

Documents

  • Span1
    Um2 Fg 608 Bracket
    STL  β€“  1000 kb
    Updated on 04-02-2015  β€“  0:49 h  β€“  4 g  β€“  32×32×31 mm
  • Span1
    Um2 Fg 608 Wheel Female
    STL  β€“  2.1 mb
    Updated on 04-02-2015  β€“  0:16 h  β€“  2 g  β€“  35×35×5 mm
  • Span1
    Um2 Fg 608 Wheel Male
    STL  β€“  1.8 mb
    Updated on 04-02-2015  β€“  0:20 h  β€“  2 g  β€“  35×35×8 mm
  • Span1
    Um2 Fg 626 Bracket
    STL  β€“  1000 kb
    Updated on 04-02-2015  β€“  0:49 h  β€“  4 g  β€“  32×32×30 mm
  • Span1
    Um2 Fg 626 Wheel Female
    STL  β€“  1.6 mb
    Updated on 04-02-2015  β€“  0:13 h  β€“  1 g  β€“  32×32×5 mm
  • Span1
    Um2 Fg 626 Wheel Male
    STL  β€“  1.4 mb
    Updated on 04-02-2015  β€“  0:17 h  β€“  2 g  β€“  32×32×7 mm
  • Span1
    Um2 Fg 688 Bracket
    STL  β€“  1000 kb
    Updated on 01-04-2016  β€“  0:47 h  β€“  4 g  β€“  32×32×29 mm
  • Span1
    Um2 Fg 688 Wheel Female
    STL  β€“  1.6 mb
    Updated on 01-04-2016  β€“  0:14 h  β€“  1 g  β€“  32×32×5 mm
  • Span1
    Um2 Fg 688 Wheel Male
    STL  β€“  1.4 mb
    Updated on 01-04-2016  β€“  0:17 h  β€“  2 g  β€“  32×32×7 mm
  • Span1
    Um2 Fg Mounting Nut
    STL  β€“  2.4 mb
    Updated on 04-02-2015  β€“  0:19 h  β€“  1 g  β€“  12×12×20 mm
  • Span1
    Um2 Fg Plug
    STL  β€“  60 kb
    Updated on 01-04-2016  β€“  0:08 h  β€“  1 g  β€“  12×20×9 mm

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Beautiful
Feedback:
I printed this a while back (in glow in the dark PLA) and it remains one of my favourite upgrades and favourite prints. Any time I want to impress someone I show them how it screws together trapping the bearing and you can't even tell there is a join there. Beautiful. Well done.
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Terrific design! Love it! Thanks so much! Printed from Uganda, East Africa!
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Excellent print at 0.1mm in black PLA. The plug needed a bit of sanding before I could press it into place, but that took only seconds.
Feedback:
Here it is ready to be installed. Along with the low-friction spool holder, I anticipate smooth feeding from here on out!
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Perfect!
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Love it! Anywhere I can reduce friction. I actually was bothered by the squeaks of the original guide more though.
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