Questions tagged [ptfe-tube]

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How to identify, use, and replace the Copperhead Bowden coupler?

After attempting to remove my Bowden tube for maintenance I have managed to break the coupler used to secure the Bowden tube in my Slice Engineering Copperhead heat sink. I'm having significant ...
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How should you run PTFE (Teflon) Tubes?

I bought a modern machine, and it comes with PTFE tubes. I need to relocate the spool, so I bought some longer PTFE tubes. I bent the tub by hand, and my first test run actually had too much ...
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Replacement teflon (PTFE) liner For Dremel 3D45

I had filament on my 3D45 coming out of threads on the nozzle. To fix this I removed the nozzle to find the PTFE Liner in really bad shape. It looked crushed and deformed. Now the tough part, how do I ...
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I need assistance replacing the PTFE tube in the nozzle on our Flashforge dreamer

We disassembled everything in order to unclog the filament from the tube, but now I can't seem to get the nozzle to screw back in to the hotbed with the PTFE tube in place. Is there some kind of trick?...
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PTFE detoriation temperature

I read that PTFE starts to deteriorate past 260 °C. Does that mean heating to 250 °C is no problem at all, or will that destroy the PTFE material over time to?
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Can the filament tube be outside of the nozzle?

I bought a few new nozzles expecting them to come with that little tube that comes out of the nozzle. They didn't come with them after all, so I tried to reuse the tube I originally had in the printer....
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Bowden tube clog

There's PLA filament clogged in my bowden tube, is there a best practice for cleaning it out or do I need to replace the whole tube? Also the couplings are totally stuck :S - so I guess those would ...
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Monoprice Select Mini v2 reattach boden tube to feeder head

I have a Monoprice Select Mini v2. The Bowden tube has detached from the filament feeder head... it was actually pushed out by the filament (175 PLA) as it fed. It appears to have been held in ...
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Anet A8 Hot End Spares Quey

I saw an extruder mod on Amazon "EAONE 2 Pcs PTFE Teflon Tube (2 Meters) with 4 Pcs PC4-M6 Fittings for 3D Printer 1.75mm Filament (2.0mm ID/4.0mm OD)" Anybody know how this is fitted? Is it simply ...
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How should I make my PTFE tube smaller?

So, some background. I bought a e3d Lite6. When assembling the hotend, the PTFE tube does not even go in 1/4th of the way. I found out that the issue was that the PTFE tube was too wide. It measured 4....
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Monoprice Select Mini v2 clogged Boden tube connection

I have had my Monoprice Select Mini v2 for about two weeks now and I get a clicking noise on my filament insert on some prints and when I check a few minutes later, I can see that it's not extruding ...
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How do I get a replacement PTFE tube to fit inside my nozzle?

I have been getting clogs and believe that it may be due to a damaged PTFE tube inside my hot end. I have a replacement (it came with my printer), but I can't seem to fit the tube into the nozzle. I ...
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Smooth transition between a PTFE tube and the back of a push-fit coupler

I'm creating a reverse Bowden setup to guide my filament from spool to extruder, through a path which contains two couplers in the middle as follows: ...
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How to straighten PTFE tubes?

PTFE tubes are typically delivered coiled up. And because they are quite stiff, they always want to spring back to their original curvy shape, making them harder to route properly. Is there a way to ...