Flexion Extruder Build Log

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Flexion Extruder Build Log

Post by nbmoretto » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:49 am

So I just placed my order for a Flexion Extruder. This modification seems well worth the money. It is a 1.75mm extruder with a fully guided/supported filament path and a cleaning wheel the cleans the drive gear. What I believe is the most useful function is the idler cam that has 4 preset tensions, 1 being for the most flexible filament and 4 being for the more dense/filled filament. I should be receiving my unit soon and will be posting on this thread updating my development on the project. If you want to read up on it some more the link to the website can be found here: https://flexionextruder.com/

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Re: Flexion Extruder Build Log

Post by nbmoretto » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:56 pm

So the Flexion came in today and it looks great! I am so excited to get this going. I will be using the thermistor and heating cartridge from an old hexagon hotend I have this way there isn't anything to change on the firmware side of things besides the E-Steps. Next thing is for me to get a stepper motor for this and assemble it so I can think of some good mounting strategies. Any tips?
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Re: Flexion Extruder Build Log

Post by nbmoretto » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:21 pm

I just finished the main assembly of the Flexion. It is a super simple process and I used the wiring harness, thermistor, and heating cartridge from an old Hexagon hotend. I am waiting for 2 fans and a heatsink to come in. In the meantime I will be designing and printing a mount for this bad boy.
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Assembling Hotend
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Aligning Drive Gear
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Fully Assembled

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Re: Flexion Extruder Build Log

Post by Smoldy » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:23 pm

I just found this post and very curious as to the outcome!!! Been wanting to try the dual flexion on my Taz 6. How was the rest of the process, and how are the print results?

Really the Lulzbot Flexystruder just isn't cutting it for some of my prints. I have lots of prints that require Semiflex/Cheetah and have very thin walls which isn't conducive for the 0.6mm nozzle.

Any input is greatly appreciated,

Smoldy

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Re: Flexion Extruder Build Log

Post by nbmoretto » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:42 pm

Smoldy wrote:I just found this post and very curious as to the outcome!!! Been wanting to try the dual flexion on my Taz 6. How was the rest of the process, and how are the print results?

Really the Lulzbot Flexystruder just isn't cutting it for some of my prints. I have lots of prints that require Semiflex/Cheetah and have very thin walls which isn't conducive for the 0.6mm nozzle.

Any input is greatly appreciated,

Smoldy
This has been put on hold as I have been running my printer 24/7 and can't afford the down time.

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Re: Flexion Extruder Build Log

Post by Smoldy » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:55 pm

I completely understand. My 1 and only Taz 6 is for business and it runs 24/7 just to keep up with demand. Good luck, and keep us posted if you find time to try out the Flexion.

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Re: Flexion Extruder Build Log

Post by i-t-w.com » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:43 pm

Here's an alpha of a TAZ 6 flexion we're testing.
We're looking forward to offering 1.75 solid/flex in one tool head!
I'll share the model once we've worked the bugs out- I'm already printing a revision. A Mini version will come after that.
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Re: Flexion Extruder Build Log

Post by ttabbal » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:34 pm

Interesting design. I might have to give the mini version a try when it's ready.

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Re: Flexion Extruder Build Log

Post by i-t-w.com » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:19 am

Updated mount fixes a bunch of issues with the prior design. [edit] 1.75 only. a 1.75 E3D won't pass 3mm.
Esteps are around 95
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Re: Flexion Extruder Build Log

Post by Smoldy » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:19 am

Please let me know when this becomes available!!!

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