In my last post I showed how I modified the top extruder plate of my Klic-n-Print 3D printer. Now I have replaced that top extruder plate with another new one!
After my post about the new extruder top plate, I got a comment from a reader named john (longjohn) telling me about a very cool new top plate he found. This one looked so good in the pictures that I had to have one for myself.
Rather than going under the fan wires, this plate covers and protects them. The louvers in the top are functional slots to let any heat out too.
This plate is Thingiverse thing 1396391 if you want one for yourself. It is an easy modification with just a couple things to watch out for.
First, remember that you will need to print it with support. Then the trick is to make sure you clean out all the support material before you try to put it on the printer. Just take your time and clean out the underside. Looking at the part in Slic3r can help since you can rotate the image to see what it should look like.
Second, it can be a little hard to line the long mounting screws up with their holes. Shining a flash light in from the from can help get them in the ball park. From there you just have to move them around in small steps until the screw in properly. Make sure you don't pinch any wires when you tighten them down.
Printed in black, this really fits in well with the color of the extruders and look very sharp.
Your comments and suggestions are always very welcome. What mods are you doing to your printer?
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