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Posted · What is this for?

It is a filament guide mounted on the back lower left. Guide the filament by it before you inser it into the feeder mechanism.

It improves reliability of the feed from the roll :)

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Posted · What is this for?

Ah!

Thanks for that. There's nothing in the manual about it and its not shown in the "What's in the box" page. I assumed it was some sort of test or calibration aid.

Just had a look and I can see where it fits. It doesn't want to go in though, but its printing at the moment and I don't want to disturb it too much. I'll fit it later.

 

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Posted · What is this for?

That piece was created for dual extrusion and isn't really necessary for single extrusion printers. Doesn't hurt to use it though I'm sure :)

 

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Posted · What is this for?

Actually, the filament guide is very good to use even for single extrusion.

When having fresh rolls that barely fit a spool they are helpful, as well as for very long prints when the a complete roll of filament is not perfectly rolled up.

See this thread for more examples:

http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/3412-help-design-a-better-ultimaker-2-reel-holder/

(Ultimaker started shipping it after I, Ian and others reported that is was really needed/useful).

/Daniel

 

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Posted · What is this for?

really happy they are shipping kits with this now...:-)

plus I have to say... the production quality of the plugin looks amazing !

Ian :-)

 

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