There are a lot of unnecessary parts and steps.

  • No need to remove the gantry or any frame parts
  • Removing the top 2 wheel bolts on the carriage removes the carriage.

My Comments

 FARGO DIRECT DRIVE

Wire Management Parts

Link to the kit

Personal preference 

I'm opting to put the Bowden tube connector on the extruder (which I recommend having the aluminum one) instead of the hot end.


I'm also preemptively upgrading my x axis motor going from a 34mm long (0.4NM) stepper to a 48mm long (0.5NM) stepper. Both are 1.5 amp motors and have the same connection so it should be a direct swap with plenty more power.

Use these parts to make the direct drive experience better!

FREE SUPPORT PARTS

Honestly, none of them are needed. Chances are you have your own drag chain and other stuff already installed. Again, saving you time and steps skipping these parts.

ALTERNATIVE BASE

This version has 2 modeled supports that will not fail but will break away easy. no other supports needed. you may actually not need any supports at all, but this helps the only spots where there are sharp overhangs.

This mounts to the front of the upper most 20mm x 20mm cross bar with 2x M5x25mm screws and T nuts. uses 608Z bearings. Make the filament holder bar face forward and it should line up really well.

This mounts to the carriage just like other popular part duct fan setups but its my design specifically for the Fargo kit. The fan mount is stretched out about 0.45" to avoid the extruder motor. All parts are modeled by me from scratch. Use M3 nuts in the 2 slots in the base.

Disassembly

DESIGNS BY PHIL, LLC

This is the kit I bought. so far it's awesome. only kit I've seen with an aluminum carriage plate. But I have some critiques and tips for installing. 

FRONT MOUNTED FILAMENT GUIDE

DEMON DUCT FOR THIS KIT

(revised 7/9/2019 - fixed bump in left M3 nut slot)