Important Note Regarding Technical Support: Our plastruders are used on many 3rd party printers. Be certain that you are using an appropriate thermistor table with your firmware (presently table #1 in Sprinter and Marlin) - we do not provide free replacements for melted PEEK insulators. Additionally, we can answer plastruder-specific assembly questions though the MakerGear Google Group and MakerGear IRC channels. However, for questions related to operating your printer, you'll need to contact your printer vendor.
MakerGear hot-ends are available here.
Faster, Better, Smaller
We are very pleased to offer the new MakerGear Stepper Plastruder - everything you need in a plastuder and less. We've helped hundreds of botters with their printing issues and our hot-ends have been field tested and botter approved. Our hot-end technology is now coupled with the Bruthead filament drive and a geared stepper motor to deliver a compact yet tough, reliable, and variable speed plastruder.
Your Stepper Plastruder includes:
- Hot-End featuring the MakerGear V3 GrooveMount that works great with ABS
and PLA, a MakerGear Ceramic HeatCore, a Modular Thermistor Kit, Rubber-Coated Fiberglass Insulation, a 36mm brass barrel (turned down on both ends) and a 0.35mm BigHead Nozzle. (You may want to order additional BigHead Nozzles with various extrusion diameters)
- Geared Stepper Motor with 5:1 gearing, an 8mm shaft and a removable filament drive gear. Torque and variable speed in a tight, polished package.
- Bruthead Filament Drive with a spring mounted bearing for consistent pressure even when filament diameter varies.
- Prusa Mount
- Does not include a Stepper Driver (available separately on this page)
Fully equipped the MakerGear Stepper Plastruder weighs ~1.2lbs. Assembly Required.
Assembly Instructions for the MakerGear Stepper Plastruder are here.Stepper Driver
- Pololu A4983 Stepper Motor Driver.
Wade Hardware Kit - M8 (Does not include printed parts or motor. M8 bolt is not hobbed.)
- 35mm M8 Screw
- M3x5 Set Screw w/nut
- (2) 65mm M8 Bolts
- M8 Lock Nut
- (3) 608 Bearings
- (4) M4 Wing Nuts
- (4) M3x8mm Screws w/washers
- (4) M8 Washers
- (1) M8 Thin Washer
- (4) M4x50mm Screws w/washers
- (2) M3x30 Screws
Brut Hardware Kit - (Does not include printed parts or motor.)
(2) M3x45mm Stainless Screws
(2) Large M3 Washers and (2) Small M3 Washers
(4) M4x60mm Screws
(4) M4 Nuts
(4) M4 Washers
(1) 608 Bearing
(1) 5/16" Screw Stud
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From Our Blog
MakerGear M2 Review in Servo Magazine (October 2013)
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