IBDF FrontThe Itty Bitty Double FLEX is the second iteration of the Clough42 Itty Bitty Double Extruder.  This new version is designed to accomodate flexible filament and E3Dv6 hot ends.

Key Features:

  • Designed for Hexagon or E3Dv6 hot ends on 27mm centers (NOTENOT Hexagon AO)
  • Short, straight filament path to accommodate flexible materials
  • Uses the same hardware kit as the original Itty Bitty Double Extruder
  • NEMA 14 motors
  • Silent GT2 belt drives with printed pulleys
  • Integrated servo Z probe
  • Cam-lock idler bearing pins
  • Uses our custom hobbed bolts (or equivalent)
  • Lighter than a stock Accessible Extruder
  • Integrated hot end cooling
  • Mounting hardware for Prusa i3v printers


Which Extruder Do I Need?

The Itty Bitty Double FLEX Extruder is a new design based on the original Itty Bitty Double Extruder.  Both extruders use the same hardware and both offer dual extrusion support on MakerFarm printers.  Here are the differences:

Itty Bitty Double FLEX Extruder (new):

  • Short, straight filament path for easier printing of flexible filament
  • Support for both Hexagon and E3Dv6 hot ends (NOTENOT Hexagon AO)
  • Wider (27mm) nozzle spacing reduces usable bed area slightly
  • Greater overall width (fits fine on i3v)

Itty Bitty Double Extruder (original):

  • Long, curved filament path works best with rigid filaments
  • Designed for Hexagon hot ends (NOTENOT Hexagon AO)
  • Narrow (20mm) nozzle spacing for maximum usable bed area
  • Narrower overall width may fit more printers

If you need to print flexible filaments or use E3Dv6 hot ends, you want the extruder on this page: the Itty Bitty Double FLEX.  If you need more usable bed area or have a printer with limited space (like the original rod-style i3) you may wish to consider the original Itty Bitty Double Extruder.

Printable Files

Download the printable files here:

Itty Bitty Double FLEX Extruder Printable Parts

All of the files are included for the entire extruder system for 1.75mm and 3mm filament, Hexagon and E3Dv6 hot ends.  To assemble the entire system you will need to print:

One extruder block:

  • For 3mm hot ends:  Double Flex Block-300Universal.STL
  • For 1.75mm hot ends without a liner:  Double Flex Block-175Universal.STL
  • For 1.75mm E3D hot ends with a PTFE liner and fitting:  Double Flex Block-175E3dLiner.STL

Hot end-specific parts:

  • Hexagon hot ends: All of the parts in the “Hexagon Specific” folder
  • E3D hot ends:  All of the parts in the “e3dv6 Specific” folder

Common parts:

  • All of the parts in the “Common Parts” folder

You will need two copies each of the idler blocks, idler pins, pulleys and round spacers and one copy of everything else.

Required Hardware

In addition to the printed parts, you will need the following vitamins:

  • Hardware kit
    • Available in our store:   Itty Bitty Double Extruder Hardware Kit
    • GT2 20-tooth Pulleys with set screws (2)
    • GT2 200mm Belts (2)
    • 688ZZ 8x16x5mm Bearings (6)
    • Extension springs (2)
    • Fiberglass/Polyimide insulator
    • M2.5×10 socket head cap screws (2)
    • M4x.7 hex nuts (2)
    • M4x20 button head cap screws (2)
    • M3 flat washers (6)
    • M3x.5 hex nuts (11)
    • M3x25 socket head cap screws (3)
    • M3x16 button head socket cap screws (10)
    • M3x12 flat head socket cap screws (10)
    • M3x8 socket head cap screws (6)
    • M3x6 button head socket cap screws (2)
  • Light double extruder springs (optional – for flexible filament)
  • Hobbed bolts with jam nuts (2)
  • Hot Ends (2)
    • Hexagon (NOTENOT Hexagon AO)
    • E3Dv6
  • NEMA 14 stepper motors (2)
  • HXT-900 Servo
  • Z probe switch
  • 25x25x10mm fan (Hexagon hot ends only)
  • 40x40x10mm fan (for print cooling)
    • A 40mm fan is now included with Hexagon hot ends

Assembly and Calibration

Assembly and calibration instructions are available here:

 Assembly Instructions

Marlin Firmware Setup

 Double Extruder Calibration

Additional Resources

Discussion thread on 3DPrintBoard

Itty Bitty Double FLEX Extruder on Thingiverse

 Marlin firmware fork on GitHub