Super simple mount for E3D V6 style hotends on the Tronxy X5S and those with similar base plate.
NO ADDITIONAL HARDWARE REQUIRED, you only use what came with the printer!
This is partially the reason i made this, just did not happen to have the various bits for the various mounts out there.
CAVEAT No part cooling fan yet.
HOTEND Cooling: You can use zip ties to mount the stock full block at an angle there, or the V6 cooler.
Tested and fully functioning BUT WIP!
Next version will include fan mounts for the stock fans.
Fang has steady and smooth decrease of flow area to maximize velocity exciting at nozzle. Fang outlet is a few degree curved to bottom so that not all air goes straight to nozzle (people argue that towards nozzle flow is best instead of down to part).
- Added the Fusion360 file in case you want to continue development. I have given up with the X5S, too many issues to spend my time fixing it. The fang is not very good design imho
- Moved hotend 5mm higher
- Anti-wobble support bars for the base bottom, should make much more stable.
- Reliefs for back plate top screws
- Removed excess material on the cap, now 5mm less so most def supplied long enough.
- Slight changes on the self tapping angle for the M4s
- Added 40mm fan duct (untested yet), with height adjustment in case you have an off dimensions clone / some other V6 style mount hotend.
- Added BETA and UNTESTED fang. Will not mount with stock fan properly yet, as it lacks the bottom screw holes, unlike most 40mm blowers -.- Start with 3mm spacer to find the right height for your particular hotend. Do this by non-uniform scaling of Z (you can do that for the duct as well).
Minimum 2.0mm wall thickness. Wall thickness is much more important than infill when it comes to strength.
Rotate back side to bed plate and prints nice. I have tested layer heights from 0.05mm to 0.25mm. 0.05mm printed very nice!
As solid as you can stand waiting to print. This is fast print tho :)
PLA actually seems to be fine. Not sure for long term use tho with high temp materials running near 300C.
You want to use the stiffest material you have available to you, stiffness is most important here. Polycarbonate would be a good choice.
Fusion360, first modeled the base plate and started drawing on that. Plenty of 1-2mm thick tests to get the tolerances JUST right. Reused my old V6 mount drawings, creating a super tight fit.