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salsa
(@salsa)
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Extruder cable bundle: I need new NYLON filament

When upgrading my MK3 extruder to MK3S, I realized I'd cut the NYLON filament at some point, rendering it useless. It makes the extruder cable bundle sag, but that's not a problem most of the time since I don't print big things often and it doesn't get in the way.

Is it just standard 2.85mm NYLON 3d printing filament? Could I double up some 1.75mm stuff? Or is there some hardware store hack folks could recommend? I don't see it at the Prusa store or anywhere, any tips appreciated!

Posted : 24/05/2021 3:48 pm
Baklin
(@baklin)
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RE: Extruder cable bundle: I need new NYLON filament

Did you buy an upgrade kit. My MK3s+ upgrade kit had a new piece of nylon filament in it. Check you box.

 

It is 2.85 mm nylon filament.

 

I haven't seen (not really looked for ever) anything at the hardware store that you could use.

Maybe you could use a piece of PTFE tube if you have that. It is a bit thicker so you will have to drill out the hole in the extruder.

 

Lets see if others have better ideas.

Posted : 24/05/2021 4:07 pm
Baklin
(@baklin)
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RE: Extruder cable bundle: I need new NYLON filament

The manual talks about a 3 mm filament. I just measured my spare piece and that is 3 mm, not 2.85.

Posted : 24/05/2021 4:15 pm
salsa
(@salsa)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Extruder cable bundle: I need new NYLON filament

@baklin

Thanks, I got the MK3 to MK3S upgrade kit, and while it came with PETG and hardware, it didn't have replacement NYLON filament. It's not listed as part of the current MK3/S to MK3S+ kit either. The kit sat for >2 years but nope no 3mm NYLON filament hmm 🙁

This post was modified 5 months ago by salsa
Posted : 24/05/2021 6:21 pm
salsa
(@salsa)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Extruder cable bundle: I need new NYLON filament

The simplest solution might be to get 1.75mm NYLON filament to print a 3mm hex cross-section piece 😛

This post was modified 5 months ago by salsa
Posted : 24/05/2021 6:27 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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RE: Extruder cable bundle: I need new NYLON filament

You could order a 3mm sample of nylon and have enough for 6 printers.

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 24/05/2021 6:44 pm
salsa
(@salsa)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Extruder cable bundle: I need new NYLON filament
Posted by: @cwbullet

You could order a 3mm sample of nylon and have enough for 6 printers.

That sounds good, how can I do that? I've never ordered filament samples.

Posted : 24/05/2021 7:00 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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RE: Extruder cable bundle: I need new NYLON filament

@salsa

Where are you located?  

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 24/05/2021 7:03 pm
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RE: Extruder cable bundle: I need new NYLON filament

These sorts of dialog is what PM's are for. PM == Private Messaging - that little envelope by the users name.

Posted : 24/05/2021 7:25 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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RE: Extruder cable bundle: I need new NYLON filament

@tim-2

I appreciate the input.  I am only a country so I can recommend a sample company.  

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 24/05/2021 8:56 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Illustrious Member
RE: Extruder cable bundle: I need new NYLON filament

Ok, I hope eBay is ok:

200 grams of nylon:

 

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 24/05/2021 10:11 pm
salsa
(@salsa)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Extruder cable bundle: I need new NYLON filament

Oh hey thanks! I found small spools, wow so cheap...

I've gotten free samples of electronics components, I thought maybe there was a similar thing going on for filaments but it seems not.

Anyway I'll try making my own in the mean time, I'd rather not waste a little spool.

Posted : 24/05/2021 10:48 pm
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