- March 27, 2017 at 5:43 pm #30340
so i did not follow the instructions on the website and i didnt tighten the nozzle and some filament got into the white insulation that surrounds the square heating element.
I am tempted to get a new extruder and deal with it later but is there a way to fix this without having to buy a new one or spare parts?
I know i can get the nozzle and throat cleaned off but what about the filament that got into the white insulation?
thanks for any help.March 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm #30342
Just take it off, Most of mine are gone now as well. I am pretty sure I won’t be shipping them with the insulation anymore.March 27, 2017 at 6:12 pm #30344
whys that?March 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm #30345
I have to disassemble all of them to remove the clog they all have when there are assembled because of that stuff. I don’t think they actually do much. Or in other words they are more hassle than they are worth.March 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm #30346
do you have an alternative extruder that i could get or a better one that would fit the MP3DP? just wondering.March 27, 2017 at 6:34 pm #30347
Not yet, I have some things I am trying now but only so we can use some higher temp materials. I am a pretty big fan of these extruders.
It is pretty easy to make a bracket for anything to fit though. all depends on what you want it for, these for me are the best option, maybe not for everyone though. After going to MRRF I saw so many different extruders, there is even a flex drive direct drive bowden style, blew my mind.March 27, 2017 at 7:38 pm #30350
If you do want to replace the insulation, they are pretty cheap. I found one at microcenter even for $1.99, I think.
I think the reason they are insulated is too keep The heat more consistent, and not hear you the plastic, but I don’t know how much that 1mm makes any difference.March 27, 2017 at 9:12 pm #30354
hey just letting yall know i found the insulation strips on amazon for a few bucks. so ill just clean the extruder and replace the insulation.March 27, 2017 at 9:16 pm #30355
I bought a bunch of the six sided ones for the site but I have no way to sell the kapton tape other than big rolls so I never put it up.
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