This is inspired by the Printrbot simple adapter plate, your commonplace groovemount, and my need for a place for a cooling fan.
Version 2 of my last e3d v6 upgrade. The v6 now sits completely outside of the printrbot extruder which makes it waaaaaay easier to install and adds the extra height to clear the backblate without placing bets on it. Also added the nema spacer, extruder spacer/filament guide, and a fan shroud.
Note: not completely tested yet.. good luck!
Something reasonable >30%
- Remove the extruder from the printer.
- Install the hot end spacer into the extruder.
- Shove your PTFE tube into the V6
- Push the PTFE up into the hot end spacer
- Cut the PTFE a little.
- Repeat until the PTFE reaches all the way up through the hot end spacer and is flush against the extruder AND the V6 heatsink is flush with the hot end spacer below.
- Add the NEMA spacer between the extruder and the stepper.
- Readjust the hobbed gear forward if required
- Smash the extruder and stepper back together.
- Sandwich the fan mount arm between the cooling fan and the shroud
- Zip-tie that sh-t together like a professional
- Pop 2 M3 screws into the mount back
- Press 2 M3 nuts into the back of the mount back
- Screw the hot end into the bottom half of the extruder with the fan mount on the left-hand side (viewing from the front)
- Add 2 M3 screws to the mount front
- Mount your V6 into the mount groove and lock it into place by screwing the mount front into the mount back. Make sure your PTFE tube goes up into the hot end spacer.
- Clamp the V6 into place by screwing the mount front into the mount back.
- Freak out if the mount prevents the carriage hitting the X endstop. I don't think it should do it anymore with some changes, but it might.