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Upgrade Your 3D Printer with Metal Heat Break

All metal heat break or bi-metallic heat break can potentially add quite some performance to your 3D printer.  Heat Break in 3D Printer Extruder The heat break fits in between the hot end and the cold end of 3D printer extruder. The heat break is used to have a very sharp temperature gradient between the melted filament and the solid part. Heat break is important because if you don't have this sharp gradient, the filament trends to get soft way before the heating zone and eventually blocks the filament path. This is what we called heat creep.   All Metal...

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First Upgrades on My Anet ET4

#1 Filament Guide Mod Designer: Mike Harmon Thingiverse: 4499207

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How to Install BMG Extruder onto A FDM 3D Printer

The Bondtech BMG extruder is quite popular among 3D printer users. Today we’ll learn how to install BMG type extruder onto Anet ET4 or Anet ET5 3D printer step by step. Why users are installing the BMG extruder? The BMG extruder has a dual-gear system with 3:1 gear reduction and a lever for quick release which allows a much higher push force with less filament tension. Lower tension means lower filament deformation and a better grip means less grinding and slipping which causes under extrusion. Also, it allows a more efficient filament feeding at higher print speeds. Comparing to most stock extruders, the BMG...

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