E3D v6 Hotend mount for Creality CR7, CR8, CR10. Support standard and Volcano heatblock

by sybu May 19, 2018
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Hey ho! Thank you very much for that great designs! I like them really much!

I need to say I like the older design with the cone-adapters more. They really help keeping the side attachments in place. I was modifying the fan attachment with heat and fitted it to my needs because it was colliding with the belt tensioner I have on my printer. I you could maybe use the cone-thingies in the new design that would make it perfect. By the way the new location for the sensor attachment is very good how it is. The old one was a little too high. My sensor was on the top of its thread already not leaving room to correct.

With the new one I had the Issue that the sensor attachment keeps rotating when the screw is no super tight. Also the the fang was a little too long for my Afinibot A5 which is a CR-7 clone. But I have a E3D V6 clone so that might be the problem...

Again thank you very much for your designs! I'll post some pics of the new Design that I printed on a Formlabs resin printer. Those turned out great! Maybe I also have some older pics of the former design. If so I'll post them too.

Keep on makin' dude!

Kind Regards
Mr. Willson

thank you for all the feedback. appreciate it. some comments

  • the problem with the cone is does not distribute the cooling to other side, and the presence of proximity sensor prevents fitting another fan. Prior to fang design I was considering changing design to use the smaller 20x20, or 30x30 form factor fans for part cooling, but that is sometimes difficult to source. currently, i am also working on variant for the fang, that can use a radial blower, which i think will be my preference - but that must still be tested.

  • do you have a picture of the fang colliding with belt tensioner? what part did you modify to make it fit? i can perhaps update the fang design to include this mod.

  • ito sensor rotation, when screw is not very tight, i also had that issue, and it is very annoying! as breaks the calibration. i am aware of this and was thinking that this part should have 2 screws. the reason i haven't posted update is that adding another screw-post will prevent the part being printed without support, and i attempt to design all parts taking that into consideration. but working on update

  • ito the fang length, height positioning. i can easily make the height adjustment guide longer,that will allow the fang to be lifted more, to accommodate other clone sizes. on your setup, by how much was it too long?

So I bough a bltouch sensor I am not sure how to mount it any pictures of all the pieces fitting together?

it was not designed for bltoch type sensor but for proximity sensor LJ18a3-z/by or similar smaller 12mm diameter version.

Can I use my NF-A4x10 FLX 40 mm fan with this? and should I print with petg or is pla fine

yes, the 40mm fan should fit.
PLA is fine, as long as the 3ed front fan is always running, to permanently cool the hotend. I have printed several hundred items with my previous design (as in the detail description), and it was in PLA.