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    Cartridge Replacement Tube - The KISS Method!!

    Keep
    It
    Simple
    Stupid!





    You just need a quick connector for 1.75mm filament and some PFTE 2mm ID 4mm OD tubing



    **NOTHING ELSE**!!



    1) Just remove the inner tube from the top connector, cut the top connector tube and drill the top part up to half its path





    2) Resupply the original tubing on the bottom, SCREW IN the fast connector on top, and YOU'RE DONE!




    3) Feed the ohter side with either a rewinded spool or from the outside using any spool holder and your own filament brand


















    LOL

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    Don't you also need some 4mm tubing

    Wait, what are you doing on the hot end?

    Also, the new politically correct deciphering of KISS is "Keep It Stupidly Simple".
    But that went out the window with Trump.
    Last edited by TommyDee; 03-02-2017 at 12:51 AM.

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    That PFTE tube cut was just there for illustration purposes only but yeah on the other end you should have the extruder head


    I'll work on that based on thermo268 instructions

    I forgot to mention, thanks to the "windows" on the cartidges you dont even need to respool the filament on the cube3 cart but just feed it inside the cartidge straight from the outside

    Did anyone print the "rewinder" yet?

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    I'd like to know if anyone -tested- the rewinder yet

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    Agreed!

    lol

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    So what do you call "leaving it the hell alone"

    LITHA?

    I'm running my Egyptian chess set with a stock setup using the Hatchbox filament.
    Prints as good as any other solution except the one that is spliced.

    I guess the whole process of rebuilding these cartridges is to fix really crappy setups from 3DS.
    But I have yet to find the ultimate solution that minimized pre-loading the filament and also takes up the excess clearance in the tubes.
    The vertical entry into the nozzle is a big part of that, but the slop in the rest of the tubing is also problematic.
    This is the parameter that effects the pull-back (de-string?) distance.

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    I like this. The one method I had been considering was http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2060242. It required 2 pushin connectors per cart .. and it's going to cost me 50$ for 10 connectors .. not worth it.

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    tommy - Anywhere I can go to in portland to checkout fillament?

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    Not that I've found... and I've looked!
    And if we did, it would be twice the going price.

    That thingiverse gadget is something that might be dialed for flexible filament.

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    Very good idea, I found this complete kit that I think serves me for this project:
    http://www.ebay.es/itm/1M-PTFE-Tube-...8AAOSwopRYZ~L-

 

 

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