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Installed E3D

Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by mark tomlinson, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Mike Kelly

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  2. tonycstech

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    Where is the assembly documentation ?
    i got my kit and have no clue how to put it together. too many holes
     
  3. Melody Bliss

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    Tony, I have a link on the FAQ.


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  4. Kevin Bruckert

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    FYI, I'll be performing this operation this week (hopefully), and recording the whole thing...
     
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  5. Saxon

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    lol I should have taken photos when I started. I will snap some of the ending and post them, they may help someone.:rolleyes:

    That said I found Melody Bliss's FAQ page very helpful, along with a few threads scattered throughout the forums.
     
  6. Denys Dmytriyenko

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    Here are some pictures of my E3D installed after couple of test prints (pardon the leftover filament on the nozzle - just finished the print)
     

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  7. tonycstech

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    Dude, u must be joking. 5MB jpeg files ? Resave them in windows paint and they will become less then 700kb.
    By the time these load, i will be older then my dead grandpa.
     
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  8. Denys Dmytriyenko

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    LOL :) Those are straight from the camera, didn't even think the size would be a problem for someone in this day and age of super-fast internet connections. :) Even mobile is fast these days... But point taken - I will be processing my pics next time.
     
  9. SteveC

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    Denys, What are you using to insulate the thermistor leads? My E3D came only came with kapton tape which is kind of a pain.
     
  10. Denys Dmytriyenko

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    SteveC, the thermistor itself is secured with a fireplace/furnace cement, as a known trick I've read in several places.
    For the leads, I found some PTFE thermistor sleeves online at one of the stores selling 3D printer parts...
     
  11. SteveC

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    Thanks Denys, I have gasket cement and I'll look for the PTFE sleeves.
     
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    I don't think anyone is using the kapton, I should just pull it out of the kit. If anyone sees any little tiny packs of that gasket cemenent, let me know and I'll start putting them in the kits.
     
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  14. tonycstech

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    What do u mean no one using kapton ? I just ordered a roll because E3D came with kapton attached to paper, making it stick no better the my gun i chewing right now.
    Most of it pealed off already :(
     
  15. Printed Solid

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    Most people are just throwing that little piece of kapton away and using the fireplace cement or gasket cement.
     
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  16. mark tomlinson

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    Yea, I used it. Then unused it when I added the thermal grease. It is more art than science getting it to work.
     
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  17. Das Wookie

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    Just ordered an E3D the other day... want to get some faster print speeds and seems to get higher quality prints the E3D seems to be the way to go. I keep having issues with the stock hotend when printing multiple parts at the same time where Oooze is causing buildup. Eventually it gets bad enough, a part gets knocked loose off the bed or a bad enough collision with buildup causes an axis shift. Whenever I only print one part at a time, I never run into these issues. Dunno. Figure I'll give the E3D a try and see how that works out.
     
  18. Thor

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    Das Wookie - I was having that problem earlier -- it wasn't the printhead, but it was that the belts weren't tight enough for the Speed for Non-Print-Moves to not skip. Even now, I can't do 130 mm/sec, but only 100 mm/sec.
     
  19. EddyBorja

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    Has anyone installed there E3D with a thermocouple instead of a thermistor?
     
  20. Kevin Bruckert

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    I'm doing the normal thermistor install, but I've been recording every step of the way. It *does* include some unnecessary upgrades to the wiring bundle, and a connector which allows me to swap hot ends easier in the future. Once I'm done with the entire operation, I'll write up all the parts I used, where I ordered them from, how much, and the edited video showing the entire conversion. I'm at the point right now of wiring up my new 12v always-on lines, which are now cleanly bundled in a braided cable harness back to the head unit.
     
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