My 6 Input Hot End – Part 11

1. Introduction This is going to be a very quick post (by my standards) detailing my tests using PET-G instead of PLA and what I plan to do next. 2. Experimental design changes From the last tests in part 10, it is clear that heat is being conducted through the filament itself, and those filaments […]

My 6 Input Mixing Hot End – Part 10

1. Introduction I have now made new parts and finally cured the leakage problems. I’ve also managed one test print which was promising, but I also ran into other problems which were entirely anticipated. Whether there are solutions to these problems remains to be seen. 2. New parts This is the new combining block. The […]

My 6 input mixing hot end – part 9

1. Introduction I now have some new heat breaks which I have fitted. This post will be an update on the tests that I have done and the latest problems that I have encountered. Apologies in advance if this is another seemingly verbose post but I find it useful to have everything written up so […]

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 […]