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E3D v6 mount for K8200

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E3D v6 mount for K8200 by kuraasu Jun 1, 2014

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Summary

This is an adapter to mount the E3D v6 hotend on the K8200 extruder.


For the E3D v5 version of this mount, see here.


Update: thanks for waiting! Here's the new version of the v6 mount. Additionally, I corrected an error in the HeightLike... file.
For continuity, e.g. re-checking a previous printout of the mount, the preliminary files will also be available for some time.


The mount uses the same long M3 nuts which otherwise fix the original hotend, so there are no further changes to the extruder necesssary to use the E3D in this printer.

Instructions

There are two versions of this adapter, a single part and a split version to be glued together. Just chose which version will be easier to print for you ...
The fan mount is designed for the 30x30 fan that comes with the E3D v6, i.e. four 2.5 mm holes with 24 mm distance.
NB: due to the smaller outline of the hotend, the fan holes are quite close to the edge. You may need to tap the holes to reduce the risk of breakage.
The M3x25 bolts that were used to fix the original hotend can be re-used for this mount. M3x20 bolts should also work, since the E3D v6 is a bit smaller in height compared to both the v5 and the original K8200 / 3drag hotend.
Please note that the E3D v6 barrel has a top section with a height below 4 mm (3.7 mm by design), while the cavity in the K8200 extruder base is approx. 4.0 - 4.1 mm deep. You have to insert a spacer, e.g. a washer, into the cavity in order to properly fix the hotend.
There is also a printable spacer (0.5 mm thick); if you use it make sure it prints thick enough (otherwise scale its height), and that the inner diameter is at least 3.5 to 4 mm.
The spacer named HeightLikeE3Dv5 adjusts the E3Dv6 in height so that the nozzle ends up at the same position like the v5. It is only beneficial if you plan to switch between both v5 and v6 without too much adjustment of Z home. You'll need M3x30 bolts (like for the v5 mount) in this case. Just like the flat spacer, make sure the bore is sufficiently large, and also smooth.

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Any chance someone could print me one of these? My hotend is currently broken and want to replace it with e3d V6 but can't print mount

Guys, is there a mount for the FlashForge Creator Pro Dual Extruder? I've search for it, but no results. (Newbie question) Thanks

Hello - can you tell us where you bought these E3D V6 print heads and exactly which model ?

Thanks

Since the original K8200 / 3drag extruder is a 3 mm non-Bowden extruder, the one hotend version of choice in this case would be the E3D v6 3.00 mm "Direct". As to the question of 12 or 24 V: sorry, but you have to answer that yourself. Both have pros and cons and may be suitable, depending on how you set up and/or modded your printer.

The E3D v6 has massive problems with jam. Especially the 3mm direct version. In E3D Forum the developers mean that it is important that the last Plate from heatsink (before heater) is cooled by fan. Could you modify the mount this way? Maybe by adding a 15° angle to fan mount and move the fan a bit deeper? Result should be, that the air stream blows between last Plate and Aluminium block. Zhis seems to be the critical zone.

Make it sense to print it with PLA because of generated heat? I ask because I never have printed ABS and would have to buy the filament especially for this reason.

The question was also raised for the v5 version of the mount: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:221997/#commentshttp://www.thingiverse.com/thi...
For PLA and similar materials, a PLA mount should suffice. When you often print materials that require a hot print surface (like ABS), I'd use ABS for reasons of risk reduction (possible melting of the mount if the hotend fan should fail).

E3D mount for K8200
by kuraasu
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