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3DE2016

FT-5 AUTOMATIC TOOL CHANGER (Magnetic)

by 3DE2016 May 20, 2018
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Working on adapting the tool changing head to a Tronxy X5S. This is the only version on Thingiverse that has ANY sort of adjustment for nozzle height. This is crucial as I want to use different hotends for different filaments (because I want to be difficult and NOT loose my MicroSwiss hotend and my recently purchased Mosquito Clone). Once I have a working rig, I'll be sure to post a remix for it. Overall, Great work and clean files!

The item number for the 3 High Pull Magnet, 5865k65, is not listed. Is it from a different place? Can you post the size and strength of it if its no longer available so we can find an alternative?

yeah it seems McMaster has discontinued the magnet. this 5862K117 should be an exact replacement.

.375" Dia, 0.25" thick (magnetized though thickness)
about 8lbs of pull

note: I left a small air gap between the magnets to make them easier to separate.
these things have a crazy amount of pull

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Are you able to use this system with klipper? and if so what are the steps of implementation? This is a great design, you did a great job.

I'm not familiar with klipper, but the tool change script is handled by Simplify3D, therefore I believe it would be possible regardless of operating system or board.

Wow, no comments at all for what looks like a great design !

Any news since posting the design ?

yeah its been solid for more than a year now. surprisingly reliable.
I've uploaded a few more vids of it working on my youtube page.