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prusa i3 direct drive extruder for e3d hotend and mk8 drive gear

by LtData2k Apr 1, 2015
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Hi, thanks for this great design! I remixed the mounting plate to fit on X-Carriages with mounting holes from 24mm-30mm. There is also a version with an integrated Fan and Sensor mount.

Prusa i3 Direct Drive Mounting Plate for 24mm-30mm X-Carriages + sensor and fan mount

So you had certain goals and it looks like you met them with this design. How do you like it after a year of use? I just ordered MK8 Gear and an e3d V6, gearing up for an upgrade.

Just a note to anyone viewing this, the whole design is visible in the photos, but you have to extend the image to full size to see it.

Will this work using MK9 hardware? (or the Printrbot Alu Extruder hobbed gear?)

What x-carriage are you using please?

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Does this fully support the filament into the hot end? I'm looking for something to print Ninjaflex with on my Prusa...

Yes, The PTFE tubing starts right after the drive gear and extends into the hotend.

What X-Carriage are you using to mount the extruder to?

Could you please upload more photos? the existing ones are not clear

Sure. Would you like to see anything in particular?

This looks good, just a hint, post more pictures from further away ;)

thanks :-). but maybe next time. i didn't want you guys to see the mess on my desk ....