Anycubic Kossel E3D v6 upgrade kit
Anycubic Kossel E3D v6 upgrade kit for 5015 radial part cooling fan3D printer parts and enhancements
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Installing an E3D v6 hot end to Anycubic Kossel is not an easy task.
Some claim that you need just few parts like compatible shim, but it's a lie.
For some Chinese clones this may be true, but genuine v6 hot end is much shorter, have different adapter and doesn't have screwable tube holder like Chinese ones do.
Not only that, original Anycubic box designed poorly, resulting in reduced cooling right at the hottest point of the cold part of the hot end. This doesn't prevent it from working, but it can make a difference in your ability to print really hot, lowering your top reliable temperature by 20-30°C.
This doesn't matter when you can't go over 230°C anyways because of that PTFE, but for all-metal hot end being able to print PLA at 270°C could be really cool.
I do admire their effort to win extra 50mm of vertical building volume, but reliability and ability to use my machine to its full potential is more important to me, so I designed (and made) this thing.
You'll need this:
- A machine capable of printing good quality ABS parts
- 10× M3 hex nuts
- 4× 16-20mm M3 bolts (to mount the cage to the effecor)
- 4× 8-25mm M3 bolts (to assemble the cage)
- 2× 6mm M3 bolts (to install magnetic probe plate)
- 2-4× M3 or M4 bolts to mount your 40mm fan (depends on your exact fan, should be 3-6mm longer than your fan holes depth)
- Mount the magnetic probe plate (it won't fit on later stages)
- Insert the v6 hot end with heating block facing away from the probe plate, use heat gun to soften clamping parts of the cage if necessary
- Screw the cage together, make sure there's no gaps
- Insert the cage into the effector, you can cut it if it's too tight or add a shim or some pfte tape if it's too loose
- Put the shim part on top of the effector and screw the cage to the effector
- Clip on part cooler, you may prefer to glue your 5015 cooler to it for extra security
I may or may eventually design part cooling fan modules for different fans.
But I'm happy with 5015 for now and don't have too too much free time.
Materials and methods
I highly recommend making this one out of ABS or something that can resist heat and load.
It's easier to make it if you orient cage halves the way clamping part would face up.
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