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Feeding Both Filament And Electrons Through A Custom D-Sub Connector

We every now and then omit that three-D printers are simply CNC platforms with a hotend hooked up, and there an entire vary of other device heads to make use of. [Jón Schone] has been doing precisely that, and wanted a option to temporarily disconnect his hotend totally from his printer, so he three-D revealed his personal customized D-sub connector for each filament and wires. (Video, embedded beneath.)

[Jon] has added quite a few upgrades for his Creality CR10 three-D printer, together with a fast exchange device mount to permit him to additionally use a laser engraver or even a small spindle. When the hotend is got rid of there’s no option to temporarily disconnect the wiring , so the print head is most often left attached and positioned to one aspect of the printer. For a handy guide a rough detach resolution for each wiring and the Bowden tube, he first changed an off-the-shelf D-sub connector. The connector used to be rather pricey, and the tube had a bent to come out, which led to a couple failed prints.

[Jon] sought after to make use of correct Bowden tube fittings throughout the connector, so he designed and revealed his personal D-sub connector and acquired unfastened contacts. Pushing the contacts into the housing became out to be slightly tough to do with out breaking them, so he’s operating on making that procedure more effective. This is solely one of many examples of three-D printing three-D printer upgrades, which has been a core function of the RepRap undertaking proper from the start. Check out the video after the wreck

We haven’t any scarcity of three-D printer hacks and there will likely be many extra to come back. Some cool contemporary ones comprises the Jubilee CNC that used to be constructed from the beginning with computerized device converting in thoughts, and a printer that suits for your backpack.