Blogging from the bot farm, previously reprapatopolis.com
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
It seems there is only one way to mount the dremeled transport screw. That is with the nut in the gear. The gear it self imparts a slight twist to the filament, if the head of the screw is in the gear it's counter-clockwise. If the nut is in the large gear it is clockwise. This may seem trivial, but I found with changing the spin direction I got a more consistent extrusion flow. With counter-clockwise spin it was really inconsistent. I have to assume this is because the hole the filament goes down is slightly fluted from using a drill bit to clean the print... or from the drilling of the PEEK barrier. This still needs more testing though, I have another duplicate extruder almost setup. Maybe I can replicate the results with the other extruder.