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  1. Importance of Wade’s Spring Tension

    August 5, 2011 by Hannah

    Left - too low a spring tension can cause weak parts that break. Right - the correct spring tension results in good strong prints.

    Having the right spring tension on your Wade’s extruder can be the difference between a useful part and a broken part. (more…)


  2. Bowden Extruder Troubles

    July 13, 2011 by Hannah

    Butterfly Gouged Into Print Bed

    Our Huxley hot end kept popping out from the clamp, which was warping under the heat, and ramming into the print bed gouging out designs in the plywood.

    Several iterations of clamp design later and we’ve settled on a beefed up version that seems to cope with the force of the extruder (even when I had set the Z STEPS_PER_MM to 20% of what it should have been). (more…)