Securing a plastic filament extruder hot end with wire

I have built a lot of extruders. One solution that is often missing is how to connect a hot end to a filament drive. They are usually created by separate people and the builder needs to decide which ones they want and how to make them work with each other. I found a solution that ends up working with most combinations, and it has some peripheral benefits. I use common picture hanging wire.

  1. It’s easy.
  2. It’s cheap.
  3. It doesn’t need custom plates or outriggers, use what’s available.
  4. It dissipates heat well, better than bolts.
  5. It doesn’t require threading or tapping anything.
  6. It doesn’t rely on any PTFE or PEEK threads for support.

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