Minor printer modifications

1. Introduction At the time of writing, I don’t yet have a set of hot end heat breaks to replace the ones that I stupidly broke. The current Covid19 crisis has had an impact on Slice Engineerings’ production. However, Chris Montgomery has found 5 good but used ones in his pile of test Mosquito hot […]

My 6 Input Mixing Hot End – Part 8

1. Introduction Further to my last post (part 7), I have now made and fitted the part cooling solution, assembled the latest version of the hot end (although it is still lacking heat breaks), completed the fitting of the gantry belts and wiring, made and fitted a small circuit board for the Z probe/switch, and […]

My 6 Input Mixing Hot End – Part 7

The hot end mount and Z probe/homing switch 1. Introduction Following on from part 6 of this series of posts, I have now made the hot end mount and the switch arrangement which will act as a Z probe / homing switch. 2. Using the nozzle as a probe. Readers of this blog will know […]

My 6 input mixing hot end – part 6.

1. Introduction. This is just a progress update on the new gantries that I talked about in part 5 and my latest hot end design revisions. As far as the hot end itself is concerned, I’ve had a fairly major set back which I will talk about later. 2. The new extruder gantry. In part […]

My 6 Input Mixing Hot End – Part 5

1. Introduction Further to my last post (part 4) this is just a quick update on my findings with regard to the leakage, my first attempt at a fix, and some other thoughts and observations. 2. Removing filament Having discovered a filament leakage problem, I had to remove the hot end assembly from the printer. […]