Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

PTFE into BACK of feeder


Recommended Posts

Posted · PTFE into BACK of feeder

I'm thinking of making a dry box for my Ultimaker 2 Extended+    I have seen several designs that use a PTFE tube coming from the box to the feeder of the machine. I was wondering how the PTFE tube is being attached to the back of the feeders? Mine have a small metal insert in them and I don't see any way to connect the tubes?   I am ordering supplies and would like to order everything at once.

 

Thanks,

- Jason

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · PTFE into BACK of feeder

    The one I saw on photo, didn't have any attachments. The tube was cut to the correct length. And then by friction from unwinding, it was pulled towards the feeder, sort of, so it closed the gap. But I don't remember from who this was.

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · PTFE into BACK of feeder

    I have designed a 3D printed insert where I have attached a Bowden fitting. However, if the filament isn't straight I have trouble getting it past the feeder, so I think the solution proposed here is better.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · PTFE into BACK of feeder

    Thanks

    On 3/18/2020 at 2:32 AM, P3D said:

    I have designed a 3D printed insert where I have attached a Bowden fitting. However, if the filament isn't straight I have trouble getting it past the feeder, so I think the solution proposed here is better.

    Thanks P3D.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    • Our picks

      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...