Nema 17 placement

Anonymous asked 2 years ago

I have a nema 17 motor joint with the extruder and hotend so can I attach it to where the sensor is currently and if yes, How? Will the weight be unbalanced if i move the nema 17 from its current position to where the hotend is?

1 Answers
diegotrap Staff answered 2 years ago

You can use a direct drive extruder and place in the current position of the printing head. I have not tested it and you’ll have to design the parts, but is a configuration used in other designs like the Printrbot Simple. However, there will be a lot of weight on the Y axis, so I can’t assure that it will work.