Wildseyed Extruder

This simple extruder packs a lot of features into a very small package.

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     This design aims to be simple, and reliable. Other mounting options are coming, so consider this a work in progress. I'm still playing around with solid and hollow body options, and will need to add variants for different drive gear diameters. The built-in tension spring will probably become a removable/swapable feature very soon.


    - No springs to adjust (It's not a bug, it's a feature!)

    - Compact

    - Reversible, for side-by-side dual extruder use

    - Cleaning port for easy clean out

    - Fully guided filament path, for easy loading

    Materials and methods

    The folowing B.O.M. is suitable for mounting the extruder to a Prusa i3 X-carriage.

    (2) Idlers (Printed)
    (2) Bodies (Printed, One mirrored before printing)
    (1) NEMA 17 Stepper with M5 shaft
    (1) 608 Skate Bearing
    (2) M3x25 Screws
    (2) M3x45 Screws (or M3x40?)
    (1) QU-BD Drive Gear (10.5mm Hobb Diameter), or similar



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    7cadc3479352d8d9dd46a47ddea8df1f?default=blank&size=40housefly88 added this to the Extruders collection ago
    24ee2577539ae18c4b0af758a9234ad4?default=blank&size=40Tongdam added this to the Extruder collection ago
    Mini wildseyed1John Cabrer commented ago

    Yes, I'll be working again on the design in the next couple of weeks. Mounting options are definitely on the menu. Stay tuned.

    Ded9141c2e44faab6eec8a48734cfca2?default=blank&size=40GastonP commented ago

    Nice design. Some mounting prevision for a part cooler fan would be useful too.

    Ded9141c2e44faab6eec8a48734cfca2?default=blank&size=40GastonP added this to the Prusa Parts collection ago
    Mini wildseyed1John Cabrer published this design ago