Printed Herringbone gears for the Wades style eckstruder currently doing service on Morgan

Peace in the home

Printed Herringbone gears for the Wades style eckstruder currently doing service on Morgan
Peace and Quiet

I upgraded to a wades style extruder in order to get rid of noise and to up the extrusion speed – My mostly wooden Wades has a much too high gear ratio.  The only problem – the gears it was designed with is extremely noisy, especially at the 8mm retraction I need on the Bowden to limit the ooze.

After completing tuning, this is what I made first.  The difference in both noise levels and extruder operation is noticeable.

Printed gears looking good
Printed gears looking good

Print quality is also starting to look very good.  I will publish the Slic3r settings used when I am done tweaking, in order to give future Morgan operators a smooth start.

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