Extruder carriage design for E3D Bowden Hot end V6

This is the place to show off your felix printer hacks and improvements.
Post Reply
seaton
Posts: 291
Joined: Tue May 14, 2013 9:04 am
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
Contact:

Re: Extruder carriage design for E3D Bowden Hot end V6

Post by seaton » Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:12 pm

G'day Satoer,

Thanks for the design, just installed today. with this carriage design and the e3D hotend printing at higher temps i.e. abs @ 270. What speeds are you able to print at with good results?

Also what fill do you recommend printing these at? 100%?

Stephen...
Stephen...

Felix 2.0 -> Felix 3.0 dual
Simplify3D Slicer, Kisslicer
Have you added your Felix to the Map? http://goo.gl/maps/HajnZ

http://blog.strobotics.com.au

satoer
Posts: 436
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:00 pm
Location: Netherlands

Post by satoer » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:10 pm

Hi Stephen,

Usually I print at about 140%, sometimes when I'm in a hurry I print at 200% speed. But to be honest, I don't think it prints that fast (especially more complicated infills). I think at some point the printer prints as fast as possible, or maybe it's a firmware limitation. Also, I don't know how fast 140% is (in mm/sec) it's just relative to the slicer settings.

Also, I design things with 3D printing in mind. I try to avoid bridging and floating surfaces. I rather go for a two piece design than the need for support. Anyway, another "rule" I use while designing 3D printable objects is rounded corners. If you use rounded corners you can print much faster. And designwise, the object looks nicer, but that's more a personal taste.
My Felix 1.5 printed designs on Thingiverse
E3D V6 Hot end upgrade for your Felix
Tweezer bracket for your Felix
Led bar upgrade for your Felix

undergroundsurf
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:07 pm
Location: Switzerland

Post by undergroundsurf » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:54 pm

Dear satoer

I'm in search of another hotend because my version 4 hotends on the Dual 3.0 are allways jamming. (The problem shouldn't be behind the machine, my V3 hotend was working perfect for a year ;) I thought about designing a single head direct drive with the e3d v6. Would you recommend that Hotend? I'd like to have a reliable one for high quality prints.

Cheers Marco

alanh
Posts: 78
Joined: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:08 pm

Post by alanh » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:32 pm

Hi satoer,

I'm retrying your hot end mount with a new V6 now, but it seems I'm getting backpressure and the plastic bowden fitting on the lock/release mechanism pops out.

I'm not sure if I need to adjust the flow/feed rate ??? any ideas ?

I can manually push the filament into the hot end and I'm currently at 220.

alanh
Posts: 78
Joined: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:08 pm

Post by alanh » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:54 pm

It's o.k. bed was too close to the print head, had to recalibrate. All good.

First print going and it's looking good.

Would love to know which slicer people use.

alanh
Posts: 78
Joined: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:08 pm

Post by alanh » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:44 am

Actually, this is still a problem.

I think it's due to the 5v fan not cooling the hot end enough.

Do people use 12v for this hot end ?

EDIT: I can see satoer does use 12v.

fanass
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:51 am

Post by fanass » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:36 pm

I'm using kisslicer pro (the beta -relase) and I use 12v for this hot end.

I used 12v for the original hotend(s) too. After several days of printing, the hotend-fan
stopped working because of a defect on the electronic-board.
I switched the hotend-fan to 12v. No Problems yet. (But significant more noise - sigh).

alanh
Posts: 78
Joined: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:08 pm

Post by alanh » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:15 pm

Upgraded to 12v and still getting backpressure. :-(

alanh
Posts: 78
Joined: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:08 pm

Post by alanh » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:19 pm

When the backpressure starts to occur I can see the hotend is extruding much thicker filament too.

But I'm at 230 degress now with PLA.

seaton
Posts: 291
Joined: Tue May 14, 2013 9:04 am
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
Contact:

Post by seaton » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:40 pm

I've always used my fans at 12V and haven't had a problem
Stephen...

Felix 2.0 -> Felix 3.0 dual
Simplify3D Slicer, Kisslicer
Have you added your Felix to the Map? http://goo.gl/maps/HajnZ

http://blog.strobotics.com.au

Post Reply