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Ultimate Greg Wade Geared Extruder AM8 mount

by Ente246 Dec 30, 2017
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I went through all of the trouble of printing out a different Greg's Wade extruder and mounting to my AM8. It was pretty wonky, vibrated a lot, and just seemed concerning since it only mounted at two points, PLUS it had to be mounted lower than the back plate which is not ideal. I'm, upset I didn't see this design before!!!

I have it all printed out and mounted, but I didn't initially see in your picture that your Z axis is inverted, so I had to use a nut, 5 washers, and an M5x25mm screw to mount it without colliding with Z rod holders. I'll test it out and post it in made! Thanks for the design!!

Moin, I just uploaded the STL again. Hope it works

thx for the upload, but it's still the same problem as Mane660 posted.

As I saw there are faces with different resolution (I imported it in Fusion 360).
For me, as a quick workaround, I remeshed it in Fusion 360 and slicing with S3D seems to be ok with the exported stl.
I will try to print it now.

Hello, this is very strange so far I have not had the problem. I have the file again completely new with fusion360 converted into a new STL file. I hope that it works. I would be glad about a feedback.

Ok, I did a litlle analysis:
S3D identifies "self intersecting surfaces" - at least this means S3D isn't sure which are the correct outer surfaces.
So, I choosed the option to "separate connected surfaces". Now I identify/see the base Wade-Extruder-Ground-Plate and the Ground-Plate you have added.
Cura and other slicers are more tolerant handling that issue.

I assume that you imported the mesh of Wade-Extruder-Ground-Plate in F360, designed your additional Ground-Plate using F360 objects and generated a combined object. But this combined object now contains a mesh-object and a F360-object (sorry, I'm not sure if these are the correct terms for F360, but I thing everyone knows, what I mean). I suppose that you didn't converted the Wade-Extruder-Ground-Plate to an BRep-Object before combining it, did you?

Nevertheless, there are workarounds for S3D users to handle such an object:

(sorry for the bad english - I'm not a native speaker ;-) )

Okay, I use cura. Will tomorrow again uploden the stl file.

i cant slice it in simplify, always cut out something out
see in the picture

can you maybe reupload it? :)