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3D Systems Cube 3 Adapted Nozzle

by Qube3Bot May 26, 2018
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Please note that I updated this file-set as of April 14th, 2019. Same V1 parts and added an ABS .cube3 build file for 2 sets in ABS from a left side cartridge. I removed the older parts because they simply are not quite as robust in PLA. The 3-slot version (V1) is more stable.

Printed mine on a dedicated ABS Delta style printer. The nozzle worked GREAT on my cube 3! Been printing non stop for a few weeks on the Cube 3 with the new nozzle setup, no problems so far.

Amazing what an unrestricted bowden tube can do :) Thank you for the feedback.

Hi, We tested your first version a while back and it worked quite well. Over time, it did deform. Looking forward to testing this one. But planning on printing it in SLS PA-12 Nylon, instead of PLA. What is the 42mm jig for? Also, is the tubing supposed to go inside the core?

Hello Jacob. I am not sure which other nozzle you would be referring to. Are you referring to some of the experiments on the Print3DForum?
Nylon should be interesting. I would highly recommend V2 in the downloads. The 42mm jig is to trim a piece of the original tubing that stays in the nozzle. You want a snug fit into the core. This will keep the tube in place when you remove filament one the nozzle is hot. The drill bit I am using to clear the core is #34 (.111"). Let us know how it turns out.

Thank you for the clarification. The other nozzle I referred to was your first zero design. Did you mean to say "V1"?

Ah, yes, V1 is the latest. V0 didn't have the 3 little slots. Due to the merge line (the start-stop on each layer), one side of the part was stiffer than the other. The 3 slots equals out the spring tension that remains with the nozzle in place in the printer.

If you're interested, we've been embarking on a design that removes the quick fittings all together.
This is the discussion where the idea spawned:
...and this is the formal thread that is beginning to take shape: