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Is it possible to make a "franken extruder"?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by WorkableRobo3dR1Plus, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. WorkableRobo3dR1Plus

    Jan 7, 2016
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    Hello! I was reading and researching the e3d v6 printhead and I thought that it would be an awesome thing if I could take the upgraded heater block off of that with the extra extruder nozzles and put it on a hexagon print head. Conceptually this would combine the set it and forget it qualities of the hexagon but the versatility of the e3d v6. Is this possible?Thanks!
  2. mark tomlinson

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    Feb 21, 2013
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    The entire extruder is designed to work as a unit. So the E3D heater-block (and heat break) would not be designed to work with the Hexagon cold-end (or the Hexagon heat break). You could do it, not sure what your results would be (or really 'why?').

    Not sure what "qualities" of the Hexagon you are trying to leverage (other than cheap).

    The E3D nozzles fit a Hexagon (the non-volcano ones at least) so you could just use those directly on your Hexagon.

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