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Posted (edited) · Bowden tube popping out solution? Looking for a few beta testers for new product.

While Ultimakers are great printers, there is a very annoying problem that occurs especially if you print a lot of stiff or high friction (CF/GF) filaments - the Bowden tube will pop out of the filament driver, ruining the print. Replacing the collet can help a bit but the Bowden tube itself is then damaged and will pop out much more easily until you replace it.  A replacement Bowden tube for an S5 is nearly $30!

 

I have been developing a simple add-on (patent pending) product to completely prevent this from occurring. It is about ready for formal beta testing and I am looking for a few beta testers who deal with this problem a lot.  If you have this happen a lot please contact me privately. 
 

Note: the initial version of the product is designed for the S3, S5, and S7, but I will be taking down names for interest in versions for the other systems for the future.

 

Thanks. 

Edited by Choclit99
Added note about which UM systems this works with.
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