Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

QUICK and EASY Bowden Fix (No Printing!)


Recommended Posts

Posted · QUICK and EASY Bowden Fix (No Printing!)

Hi!

I got the same problem with the Bowden popping out of the clip at the hot end. It slipped so badly that I was not able to print this wonderfull thingy

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11864

. So I decided to try it the way we used to do a lot on our boat:

What you need:

- a sharp knife

- a thin wire ( I recommend a thin one )

1. Fix the Bowden (again) so that everything is right in place.

2. Loosen the 4 Big bolts of the hotend a little bit again (so that the Bowen is not squeezed down - I also pushed the Bowen approximately 1mm more down so that the wire is definetely touching the clip after the procedure)

3. Cut a little gap (0.5mm deep) around the Bowden directly under the clip thats suppost to hold it.

4. Put the wire around the gap in the Bowen. I did two aditional turns around the Bowen because I used a verry thin wire. Twist the wire together tightly!

5. Tighten the bolts again and you are done!

You should be able to see the wire right under your clip if everything done right. Of course you should recalibrate your z-axis... This way I finally managed to print the thingy mentioned above, but the wire is working so fine, that I did not try to include the thingy into my construction yet. But good to know, that I have it at hand, when I need it!

Please let me know if this helps you! For me it broke a long row of printing failures and swearing... :O)

  • 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
    • Our picks

      • Talking additive | The 3D printing podcast
        Why should we be the only ones asking questions? Join us and ask Jabil all your questions on September 22nd 5pm CET
          • Like
        • 3 replies
      • Ultimaker masterclass: Optimizing your Ultimaker Cura workflow
        Save your seat for either broadcast on September 23.
        What will you learn?
        · Best practices for iterative print preparation and every lesson you should learn from each print
        · The right way to use per-object settings and when they are most useful
        · Easy-to-use resources for anyone who wants to develop their own printer definitions, plugins, or print profiles
        · How to optimize print profile settings and whether to “keep” or “discard” changes
        · When is the right time to export your drawing from CAD? (Based on Ultimaker Cura’s surprising power as 3D control software)
        · And a whole lot more tips and tricks!
         
        How can I join?
        This free masterclass will take place twice:
        1. 11am CEST (5pm SGT, 5am EDT)
        2. 5pm CEST (11am EDT, 8am PDT, 11pm SGT)
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Do you use 3D printing at work? Let us know
        It doesn't matter if you are using 1 Ultimaker or 10, there is inspiration in everything. We're looking for ...
        • 1 reply
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...