3D Printer Extruders
The extruder typically consists of a motor, a heating element, and a nozzle. The motor pulls the filament from a spool and feeds it through a tube to the heating element, which melts the plastic. The melted plastic is then pushed through the nozzle and deposited onto the build platform in precise layers, building up the 3D object.
There are two main types of 3D printer extruder: direct and bowden extruders.
Direct extruders are attached to the hot end minimizes the distance the filament needs to travel.
Bowden extruders are not directly attached to the hot end. They have a PTFE tube which connects the extruder to the hot end.
There are also dual extruder 3D printers, printers which use two extruders rather than just one.
3D Printer extruder is responsible for how much and at what speed your 3D printer pushes filament into the hotend...
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