The Spero Autoflex Adapter plays a crucial role in the mechanism, acting as a hook that inserts into the rail and effortlessly raises the Spero Autoflex Printing Plate.

Pathway for the 3D Printers Adapted Before

If your 3D printer is adapted before (you can check from here), you can follow these steps: 

Step 1 - Download the 3D design of adapter

Download the design of the adapter customized for your 3D printer from here

Step 2 - Print the adapter

After slicing the design, print the adapter with a 3D printer. You can use PLA, PLA+, ABS, ASA, PETG filaments for printing. 

Step 3 - Screw in the Bolt

Please provide an M10 bolt with a height between 10 mm and 22 mm, depending on the adapter you use. Screw the bolt into the adapter body, which was previously printed, from the hole below.

Tip: You can round off the bolt's head with a file so that it can easily fit into the rail. Do not screw the bolt too deeply; the height of the bolt must be higher than the nozzle to avoid damaging the print.

Step 4 - Mount to the Extruder

Mount the adapter to the 3D printer extruder using the screws at the predetermined points.

Step 5 - Test the functionality

Make sure that the bolt can enter to the rail and exit smoothly. 

Tip: Apply some grease to the head of the bolt and the rail to ensure the bolt enters the rail smoothly.


Pathway for the 3D Printers Not Adapted Yet

Step 1 - Explore the Extruder

Explore your 3D Printer's extruder by dismantling. Pay attention to the anchors. 

Step 2 - Discover the Potential Anchors

Identify the potential anchor points, such as screw holes, indentations, and bulges, for installing the adapter to be designed.

Step 3 - Measure

Take detailed and precise measurements of the extruder and the potential mounting structure.

Step 4 - Determine Anchors

You can utilize the screw holes, indentations and bulges. 

Tip: Alter current screws with longer ones to install the adapter.

Step 5 - Design the New Adapter

Model the newly customized adapter for your 3D Printer in a 3D modeling program ( Autodesk Fusion 360, Onshape, Blender, ThinkerCad etc.) 

Important Considerations:

  • The head of the bolt should be higher than the nozzle so that the print not damaged
  • Make sure that the default capabilities or the 3D printer are not interfered by the adapter.
  • Pay attention that the adapter does not touch to the right/left switches.

Afterward, return to the previously adapted 3D printer pathway, located at the top of the page, and install the adapter.

Contributing to Innovation

Join us in the journey of innovation! Share your adaptation with us on GitHub. Be a part of this transformative process, where many can benefit and contribute to improving designs for the future.