Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Is there a reason that a nylon washer isn't used...


rlrcstr

Recommended Posts

Posted · Is there a reason that a nylon washer isn't used...

When assembling the hot head for the UMO+, the instructions tell you to leave a small gap between the wood and the aluminum bracket that actually holds the extrusion head.  I assume this is to minimize heat touching the wooden parts.  Leaving the space seems to allow a small amount of wobble in the head.

Is there a reason not to use a thin nylon washer and tighten the thumb screws to solidify the head?

Thanks.

J

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · Is there a reason that a nylon washer isn't used...

    The small gap is only temporary; you are supposed to close the gap by screwing the long screws tight a couple of steps later, after pushing in the bowden tube. This whole arrangement is so there some compression tension on the bowden-tube, pressing it against the white PTFE insulator.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Archived

    This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

    ×
    ×
    • Create New...