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tommyph1208

J-head on an Ultimaker?

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Aren't these designed to have the extruder mounted directly on top of them?

Afaik there is no interface on the J-head to mount a Bowden tube, so you need to have a somewhat more complicated printhead design than for example with the E3D Bowden hotend. I had a look at the J-head (and clones), but that's why I chose the E3D in the end...

 

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I dont know...

The one i got has a screw (called umbraco in DK, dont know if thats an international title...) in the top that can be taken out so the top has internal threads...

A few pictures:

 

 

So im guessing if one could find a coupling that fits the diameter and threads it could be used straight out as a very compact little bowden hotend..?

 

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Would the diameter allow you to cut the threads directly into the bowden with a die, and forgo a coupling entirely?

Sadly not, already tried... I think the thread is M8, the bowden tubes i have both measure just around 6 mm. on the outside, so they are actually quite loose in the hole...

Also i kind of like the push fittings, and how you can easily remove your bowden from them... That gets alot harder if the bowden is screwed directly into the hotend...

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