New fillament feeder. NO NOISE

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New fillament feeder. NO NOISE

Post by 2mat » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:38 pm

Hi everyone.

The difference between the old filament feeder and the new filament feeder is like night and day. Very hard to compare, even though they both do the same job.

I just wanted to let you all know that there is a new version of the fillament feeder from pp3dp available. It costs 75$ and it has a bigger feeder motor. I got mine today and have compared the sound levels of both. The old one makes alot of noise and sometimes can be quite irritating as i am sure most of you are aware of, you actually can not hear the new filament feeder, the printer is making all the noise now. If your printer is making alot of noise, proper allignment and calibration will make that better. Also there is a new microswitch that does not make a audible click when triggered, and the new design seems more relibable long lasting and looks overall better.

In conclusion I would definately recommend this to anyone who has a PP3DP UP! 3D Printer, it works very well and is worth every penny.



I will give this new filament feeder a 5 out of 5 score :D

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Re: New fillament feeder. NO NOISE

Post by trebuchet03 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:33 am

Duly Noted! Thanks for the review :)

The noise is a big reason why I don't use the feeder at all...
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Re: New fillament feeder. NO NOISE

Post by DrewPetitclerc » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:17 pm

Hi Everyone,

Since my first feeder assembly died quite a while ago and I was waiting for a replacement (PP3DP was very prompt and helpful and sent me a new one :D ) I was working towards making the process of changing color material quick and easy, after investigating the abilities of the NEMA motor used for the extruder I decided to go without the feeder assembly and have been happily printing and swapping quickly every since 8-) , I have all my spools on bearing roller stands and never have any hangups or issues, I'm going to remove the "Hanger" on the side as it is now not needed either and just gets in the way when I'm swapping filaments.

If I come up with extra cash and have nothing else to spend it on I might consider getting one just to put it in the spare parts box with the other brand new feeder assembly I never installed, also nice not to need the extra power cord to deal with. :mrgreen:

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this was my first design, I'm going to trim this down and reprint it even smaller.
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Here is my machine modded and working great, note the new extruder design, I'm now using my new compliant spring pressure roller assembly, you can see the "Vlier" plunger I had to cut clearance for in the new cover, it supplies the spring pressure against the filament to the toothed motor.
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