A Tale of Eight Enders – Aluminum Extruder Upgrade

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The Creality Ender 3 is a great utility printer but if you print a lot you are going to need to replace your stock Bowden extruder or you are going to have issues. I have 8 Ender 3’s, all pretty close in age, I have upgraded several with Aluminum Bowden Extruders. Those I have not, are starting to have issues with extrusion as seen in the video. Save yourself some frustration and swap it out early.

This fix applies to the Ender 3 and Ender 3 Pro 3d Printers.

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I have printed rolls and rolls of filament through my Ender’s and it is starting to show.  Recently, I could not figure out why my printers started having issues.  As shown below.20190319_094439.jpg

The catch is, I have 8 Ender 3’s that print all of the time.  Several I installed an Aluminum Extruder kit already, the ones I did not started to have issues with underextrusion.  The filament was binding at a groove caused by filament wearing away plastic.  I can see it on every single printer that has not been upgraded.  Since they are all about the same age, they are all doing it at the same time.


Here are some different views:


Here is all you need to fix it!

Upgraded Aluminum MK-8 Drive Feed:
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Here is a video showing the install process:

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