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Anyone played with a flexdrive or zesty nimble?

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    Robert
    Participant

    As the title suggests I would be very curious to hear if anyone has any experience or thoughts on these remotely driven, direct drive extruders.  I ordered a zesty nimble a few months ago and it just shipped a day or two ago!!!  They have had trouble sourcing parts.  I am very excited to receive it and see what changes in performance it will affect.  I will report back once obtained and fully tinkered with!

    #7302

    Maximus
    Participant

    I have not played with it yet, however I had an idea to make that a tool-changeable extruder where the ‘remote’ direct drive stays on the same stepper, but you swap the hot-end out like a normal tool change.  I will sketch up the basic mechanism soon if you are interested.  This way, you only have to have 1 stepper for all your toolheads vs x steppers for x tool heads. (you still need heater and thermistor for each toolhead)

    I also have an idea to do the same thing for bowden extruders as well.  Thus keeping only 2 steppers for all your toolheads, being direct or bowden.

    #7309

    com3
    Keymaster

    This sounds like a great Idea, it reminds me of the “Smart” Extruder from Makerbot.

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