Just wanted to know if anyone else has had issues will the stock extruder on the TAZ 6 loading filament and finding it gets stuck where the extruder mount/guide meets the metal hotend (hope I used the right terminology). I didn’t think much of it and thought it was normal and you just needed to give it a little force to get it past that part. Well over time I noticed extrusion of filament got worse and inconsistent to the point it would not even feed.
Took the extruder assembly apart and found the 3D printed mount was cracked in two places where the bolts screwed into the aluminum plate. I took off the bolts and barley touched the ends on the mount and they fell off. I assumed the cause of the crack was due to the stress of pushing in the filament combined with the heating and cooling around the part.
I have ABS glued the parts back together and even have a new mount on order from itwork3d, shout out to Jamie and his store for always bending over backwards for his customers. I called his store since they didn’t currently carry the part and within hours he had it up on the site and I was able to get it ordered!
This brings up a few questions for me:
Has anyone ran into this as well and if so have any idea what may have caused it?
I would like to print a new mount in a different filament to avoid this from happening again do you think nylon would be the best fit?
Any tips on making sure there is a smooth transition of the filament from the feeder portion into the metal hot end?