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Posted · UM2GO Mounting Bondtech Extruder

I installed today my new Bondtech extruder on the Ultimaker 2GO, and primarily it is working fine - first test print is currently running. 


But I am not sure if the position of the extruder is optimal. The extruder on the UM2 is normally on the right side (back view) and then the Bondtech extruder is on the same position as the old one and the stepper motor come out a little bit on the right side.


On the UM2Go I have to mount the extruder on the left side, so the motor is right, and the feeder housing comes out on the left. I cannot turn the feeder because then the feeder latch would point to the back housing of the printer. So this position is the only one which is possible. 


I would say it doesn't matter if it is in that position, but I am not sure, because all installations I have seen yet, are mirrored.



Has anyone an UM2GO with the Bondtech extruder and give me some feedback?



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    Posted · UM2GO Mounting Bondtech Extruder

    I have a bondtech on a UM2 and a Ultimaker+  feeder on a GO (clone).


    The bondtech looks similar to your setup, I mounted it higher, think this is a perfect position  as you can hold the spool either at the left or at the back.



    For the GO I made a custom spoolmount that i placed off-center, to make space for the feeder.



    Here's my mount for the UM2



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    Posted · UM2GO Mounting Bondtech Extruder

    Thanks for your help and for giving new ideas.

    I like your mount, much easier to load and I also thought that I will mount it higher because in the default position it is quite low and hard to load. Additionally the filament bends too much in this low position.


    A new spool holder is the next thing I have to check, currently I have a spare holder from my UM3 which is longer, but not perfect.


    I will print your holder, mount the feeder also on the other side, because it is easier for me to load. 

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    Posted · UM2GO Mounting Bondtech Extruder

    I mainly use the spoolholders hanging on the side of my printers. On UM3/S5 I never place 2 spools at the back, think that's a silly setup. I mostly have one on the left and one on the back.

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    Posted · UM2GO Mounting Bondtech Extruder

    I was lazy the last days, but could finally finish my upgrade project. 


    Thanks again to @ultiarjan for his great idea and for his mount. I modified the holder and cut off the parts that are not needed for the UM2GO and it works great. I can access the feeder easily and could load and change material without any problems.




    Additionally, I want to have to spool holder also on the side, because of the better handling and the "natural" way the filament is bent. And I found this great holder which has a normal UM connector and fits the UM holder or whatever I want.




    Currently, the original UM2GO spool holder is used, but I will modify this spool holder a little bit to have it shorter, that the spool is nearer to the case, but that's more cosmetic than functional.


    These are the parts I used:

    Bondtech Holder by @ultiarjan



    Spool Holder with UM connector by connyg:



    To hide the holes of the old spool mount (by EldRick)



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