The new Flex3Drive G5 extruder platform is the result. It follows G3/G4 iterations along a design path that considered all possible features a 3d printer extruder could or should have with regard to performance and overall function.
Key to the main objective was a tension arm that was self-locking with no fiddling for clips springs screws or anything to maintain tension on the filament, except the filament.
Using a clever little geometrical layout the Quick-Lock Tensioner locks itself in place against the filament. Open or close the tensioner like the flick of a switch. Closing the tensioner delivers a positive engagement as it locks over against the filament. Full filament access when open.
From a quick and easy single filament setup, through to a more adventurous multi filament solution, using our heavy-duty flex shafts. and/or the smallest of the nema8 motors, coupled a modifiable tension arm and caps that can support integrated filament sensors, everything is possible with the G5.
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