*NOTE: Use V2 parts where available. See update notes below.
*DISCLAIMER: I'm not responsible if you ruin anything on your printer, waste your time, or any unforeseen undesirable effects using this mount may have on your printer. If your at this point in modifying your printer you should know what your doing already. If not then please do your research first.
Ultimaker Original Plus hotend with all the features I wanted.
+Dual fan mounts
I am listing this as a work in progress. Its effectively a finished product though I may add a feature here and there. I have put 300+ print hours in the the current revision and I am happy enough with the results to post it here.
Be sure to reorient the models in your slicer of choice for support free printing. All models here can be printed without supports. Use PETG and go slow.
Nothing complicated. Its build in a modular fashion and mostly self explanatory. The main body may snag on some of the wires so be gentle.
BEFORE YOU INSTALL! Insert all square and standard M3 nuts. There are slots and recesses for each one. Some places are very hard to get to once you start putting things together so this is a good time to deal with them.
-Assemble the upper blocks around the bearings first. No screws needed at this point.
-Install the main body buy approaching from underneath and rotating as needed to persuade the E3Dv6 wires. At this point make sure ALL of your wires are routing through the upper blocks and NOT touching the hater cartridge or hotend where they shouldn't be.
-Screw down the upper block to the main body with the ridiculously long M3 screws needed. Very important this part is nice and tight as those 4 screws hold the business end together.
-Mount all fan mounts.
-Mount BLTouch if you haven't already
-Wire everything back to the board
-Flash your firmware. Make sure it has BLTouch support and setup. You dont want to crash your build plate.
-Calibrate and enjoy
*Update Notes 3/16/19:
Reworked main body to remove mass, added venturi venting for hotend intake efficiency.
Block now comparable with twister block to maximize print volume.
Part cooling fan ducts complacently reworked. Better throughput, more controlled, and resized to clear bed clips while still allowing thicker fans to be mounted.
V2 parts with build rigorously tested. Im more than happy with the results so this is no longer a work in progress. I will leave the V1 parts in just in case someone wants to remix with them.
*CREDIT goes to Amedee for the easy to use upper blocks. I modified them slightly but the original can be found here
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