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Re: Upgrade suggestions

Postby crussell » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:42 am

Matter Hackers also has the E3d heads and noozles.
http://www.matterhackers.com/store/prin ... ?t=HotEnds
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Re: Upgrade suggestions

Postby mwu » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:38 am

Can anyone who has both tell me what the length difference is between the normal j-head that the gMax uses and the E3Dv6? From pictures I calculate it to be just over 6mm, but I currently have neither hotend.
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Re: Upgrade suggestions

Postby raykholo » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:38 pm

J head 51mm total length, E3D 62mm.

Why do you ask, so I can better assist...?
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Re: Upgrade suggestions

Postby raykholo » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:46 pm

Spud - Filastruder is the place to get your E3Ds right now - http://www.filastruder.com/collections/ ... -v6-hotend


10% off with the coupon code listed at the top of the page.
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Re: Upgrade suggestions

Postby crussell » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:51 pm

I'll second that, Ray. That's a great price and their shipping is cheap.
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Re: Upgrade suggestions

Postby mwu » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:44 pm

I asked because I was going to look into modifying the fan mount bracket to bring both the fan and the shroud down enough for the e3d. I guess I don't need total length, but length after the mount point.
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Re: Upgrade suggestions

Postby raykholo » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:04 pm

Search on grabcad, you'll find models for both.

But your best bet is to just measure down from the inside top of the groove mount STL model to wherever your "mount point is" using those dimensions I gave.
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Re: Upgrade suggestions

Postby Spudwheelie » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:21 pm

I have decided to build a dual extruder assembly completely seperate from my single extruder assembly. I want to be able to interchange them very easily.

Hey Gordan... If you read this. You really need a parts store.

I just bought 2 E3D hot ends and nozzles from Filastruder. I bought steppers and v-slot wheels from open builds. I have 4-40 screws and nuts. Where do i find all the other stuff. Fan, filament toothed wheel and bearing, spring, RJ-45 pcb. I have LEDs i can use too.
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Re: Upgrade suggestions

Postby raykholo » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:13 pm

I'm actually a distributor for every place you've just mentioned, I just don't have that much stock at any given time for OpenBuilds metal or E3D Hotends (I go through a lot building and developing my printers).

I've got you covered for all the small parts, please reply back or shoot me a message.

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Btw- in that last pic are E3D clones from China. Not even worth trying, they jam up in minutes. Genuine is the way to go, and I abide by that fully.

I reply very quickly, in fact this is the longest it's taken me and that's because imgur is slow for me. Awesome, but it takes a while to upload pics.

Looking forward to your business.
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Re: Upgrade suggestions

Postby sherpa_chris » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:00 pm

I went to Filastruder.com to order my second e3Dv6 hotend and noticed that they have two new hotend products for dual extrusion, the Cyclops and the Chimera. Both look intriguing but seem like they would require significant modification to the current extruder carriage. For starters, the filament entry points are too close together compared to the gMAX. It looks like a Bowden feed would work well with these new hotends. I'm wondering if a Bowden feed would be a poor choice for the gMAX because of the large build volume. The filament tubes would have to flexibly support wide and high axis travel.

But before I plunk my money down for a trusty e3Dv6 I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts about the Cyclops or the Chimera.

Thanks,
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