New extruder types for UP Box+ 3D printers!

New extruders for Tiertime UP Box+/ UP300 3D printers, opens new material capabilities.

 

   With so many filament manufacturers, material types and properties, Tiertime has created a range of extruders enabling UP users the ability to print with the full spectrum of material options. Now users can select from a Low Temp (PLA) toolhead, High Temp (ABS) toolhead, or the Flex (TPU) toolhead, each having slight differences making them ideal for their class of materials.

   While these new toolhead options have been released along with the new UP300 model 3D printer, in the typical Tiertime "No Upper Left Behind" stance, these new toolheads are also backwards compatible with the UP Box and UP Box+ users!

   Read about the details of the new toolheads below.

Shop the new Tiertime UP Box+ complete extruders here at MakerTree 3D.

PLA Extruder

Enhanced Cooling.

Best for low temperature filaments, e. g. PLA.

ABS Extruder

General Extruder with Fan Duct Switch.

Capable of printing high temperature filaments, e. g. ABS

TPU Extruder

Better Feeding Less Jamming.

Best to work with flexible materials, e. g. TPU

Size of Fan Block

PLA: A bigger fan block provides extra air circulation flowing in higher speed, and easily takes away more hot air.

ABS: Regular Fan Block provides enough cooling for air circulation.

TPU: Regular Fan Block provides enough cooling for air circulation.

Inside View
PLA:
ABS:
TPU:
Feeding Mechanism

PLA: Same as previous version yet better.

ABS: Same as previous version yet better.

TPU: New feeding mechanism created specifically for printing with flex material, with 0.5mm nozzle.

PTFE Tube inside the Heating Block

Purpose: To help the filament fed into the nozzle properly, and avoid it being heated too much and cause blockage.

PLA: Yes, it has a PTFE tube inserted in the extruder throat.

PLA filament has high tendency of heat deformation.

The inside wall of the PTFE tube is slippery with less friction. It prevents the filament deformation under high temperature.

ABS: No, it does not have a PTFE tube inserted in the extruder throat.

The ABS filament has high level heat tolerance rate and less deformation under high temperature.

TPU: Yes, it has a PTFE tube inserted in the extruder throat.

The inside wall of the PTFE tube is slippery with less friction. It guides the filament like TPU which tends to deform in high temperature .

Fan Duct Switch

Purpose: Control the air flow.
Open the switch: allow the air blow straight to the model, and let it cool down fast which could prevent dripping and model’s tip from burned.
Close the switch: block the air blowing to the model to cause the warping.

PLA: No, it does not have a switch.

ABS: Yes, it has the switch.

We recommend you to utilize the switch in the following ways.
Close: when printing the raft to prevent warping.
Open: when printing the model body for better cooling effect.

TPU: Yes, it has the switch, which should be always open.

Fan Duct

PLA: Because it has no switch, more cold air flow through.

ABS: The air flow can be controlled by the switch on/off/semi-open according to the needs.

TPU: The air flow can be controlled by the switch on/off/semi-open according to the needs.

Features

TPU: Hold the Button while having difficulty to withdraw the filament.

Nozzle Compatibility

PLA: 0.2mm, 0.4mm, and 0.6mm

ABS: 0.2mm, 0.4mm, and 0.6mm

TPU: Have to larger than 0.5mm


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