andrew at plumb.org
Thu Oct 28 15:11:29 EDT 2010
Get a 0.35mm BigHead plastruder to start. With his groove-mount, yes it's possible to swap nozzles. Maybe get a second if you want to swap more cleanly between materials like ABS vs PLA vs HDPE.
I'd go with a Compact for smaller nozzle diameters (i.e. 0.25mm) so you can use the narrower diameter filament (1.75mm), making for better prints at those resolutions.
He's confirmed the BigHead and Compact are interchangeable, but you'll have to compensate for the relative height difference. That's just a Z-axis homing delta.
You can ping Rick directly for more details: rick at makergear.com
On 2010-10-28, at 2:35 PM, Darcy Whyte wrote:
> should I buy a specific nozzle size or is it possible to change the nozzle size?
> They are sold out of the .25mm. Is that the one I should get?
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Andrew Plumb <andrew at plumb.org> wrote:
> Hey Darcy,
> I'd recommend picking up one of Rick's: http://www.makergear.com/products/plastruder
> Very solid, reliable build, and great support. He also offers a selection of nozzle diameters to get finer detail.
> On 2010-10-28, at 2:04 PM, Darcy Whyte wrote:
> > I'm either getting or making a CNC milling machine and I'd like to use it as an extruder.
> > Is there a nice extruder that I can add (in place of the mill) in order to make plastic things?
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