All Metal Long-Distance J-Head for Bowden Extruder

Features

The inner diameter of the bowden feed mouth is 5mm to print with 1.75mm filament.

Package list

1 x All metal long-distance J-head for bowden extruder.

1 x Long Heater Cable.

1 x Flexible Thermistor Sensor.

The Bowden principle

The Bowden cable lets you reduce the moving mass of the extruder and thus allowing faster controlled motion, less shaking of your machine, less energy use and importantly: faster printing! Normally the mechanism that drives the filament into the hot end (where it melts) is directly on top of the extruder. This creates problems of balance and oscillations with faster motion which you can see in your printing results and hear and feel when your machine is shaking.

If the filament drive mechanism is placed on a non-moving part of the 3D printer, it can be pushed into a tube. PTFE (Teflon) is useful because it is slippery: it has little friction with the plastic.This limits wear and loss of energy. The tube's other end is connected to the extruder's hot-end.


The main advantages

All metal enables working with Polycarbonate up to 300 degrees Celsius and with future materials that requirehigher working temperatures beyond those supported by plastic extruders and hot end.
Tested with PLAABS, polycarbonate, nylon and PVA.