My 6 Input Mixing Hot End V2 – Part 3

1. Introduction Following on from my last post (part 2), I have completed the minor design changes and made and fitted the new parts. I’ve also received the 80 Watt heater cartridge that I ordered so I’ve fitted that too. I finally managed to track down a 60 Watt heater which I have only just […]

Mixing hot end extruder micro-stepping revisited

Note. This post is about extruder micro-stepping when using a mixing hot end. None of the findings would be applicable to non-mixing, single filament input hot ends. Introduction Some time ago I posted my thoughts on why I believed that 16x micro-stepping was not a good setting to use with a mixing hot end. The […]

Putting all the recent upgrades together.

Around about this time last year, I was making a start on upgrading my printer to use a five colour Diamond hot end, in preparation for the TCT show. The upgrade itself went fine but I had problems printing five coloured objects. Specifically, the scaled up version of Aria by Loubie that I’ve talked about […]

A 3D Printed Christmas Pyramid

I’m not sure if that’s the correct term for these things but a Google search brings them up. My wife and I have seen some amazing examples of these things in German Christmas shops. They can have pretty amazing price tags too! Traditionally, they are made of wood and decoratively painted. There is a central […]