Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  
konrad

Source of bowden tube

Recommended Posts

I'm looking to replace my bowden tube. I have one of the older heads and despite all efforts every 20 hours of printing at 200mm/s bowden tube is poping out. I suspect that the blue-white thingy has weared by now and I plan to replace it by custom solution.

In the meantime constant cutting of few milimeters off the tube left it almost too short. I would like to buy replacement before it really is too short to work.

Do you know any place (preferably in Europe) that sells low quantities of PTFE tubing? There is no problem to buy 10 meters of it but I can't find anybody who could sell, say, 1 meter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have any direct sources for Europe, but you should be able to find it in speciality water supply stores, since it is used for water supplies in consumer devices, and other industrial applications. you need 1/4inch outer diameter, and 1/8inch inner diameter, and the retainer clips come from push fittings, that are sold in the same store, since they are going together.

good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just so you know, the tube is PFA not PTFE, PFA has a higher melting point than PTFE.

PTFT and PFA have about the same rating, but PTFT is cheaper, and silicone is even cheaper. hardness is a much more important factor.

Share this post


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
Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • Taking Advantage of DfAM
      This is a statement that’s often made about AM/3DP. I'll focus on the way DfAM can take advantage of some of the unique capabilities that AM and 3DP have to offer. I personally think that the use of AM/3DP for light-weighting is one of it’s most exciting possibilities and one that could play a key part in the sustainability of design and manufacturing in the future.
        • Like
      • 3 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!