e3d as any 3D printer maven knows, makes fantastic and creative products at the cutting edge of our technology. However frankly their standard design for the Silicone Socks for insulation on the V6 Hotends suck. They don’t fit well, tend to come partially free on a regular basis and at their worse will fall off and potentially ruin a print if you aren’t watching.
Which is why we are excited to offer this new design of insulating silicone sock we found. Fully tested on one of our CR-10 printers, it fits tight, stays tight and doesn’t fall off. Just wish we could find ones similar in usability for the V6 High Temperature or PT100 heater blocks.
Silicone sock features:
Compatible with E3D V6 hotends using the traditional glass bead thermistor and Chinese V6 clones.
Durable and capable of working long time without replacement, will not get loose or come off.
Helps to stabilize printing temperature and reduces heat radiation.
Cleaner heater block.
Safe to touch when heated up, will not burn your fingers.
We have been hit a few times from purchasers about why something on the thing they are trying wasn’t printed when the 3D Printer got done. Many times it is words they have raised up on the surface.
If there isn’t an error in the 3D model like a gap in the skin. Then the most likely reason is you nozzle size. If what you are trying to do is print raised up lettering from the surface of your thing, and you are using a standard font then that is your problem. Fonts are problematic for 3D printers. The average font is usually only 2 to 3 pixels wide, it looks like a lot on your monitor but for the standard .4mm 3D printer nozzle, it is way too small. Every surface of what you want to print, must be at least as wide as the nozzle you are using if not wider. If it is not as wide as your nozzle the Slicer will delete it from the gcode and most likely leave holes and other mistakes in the area where the lettering was suppose to be.
So what can you do? Be mindful of the font that you use. Hand writing fonts, you can pretty much forget. Standard fonts like Times New Roman or Arial, will work if you bolden them. Recommended use bold fonts. Nearly very computer comes with Impact.ttf installed. Unless really tiny Impact will give you no problem. Another one I like is Armada Bold. If you really want a narrow line font, then make sure that you make the surface area covered fairly large. Also use a 2mm nozzle or even smaller like one of the experimental ones 1.5.
December 28, 2017 I ordered my first 3D printer parts with the idea to use some of them for my CR-10s and sell the un-needed quantities on ebay. The idea was to support my Maker plastic addiction, I was burning through reels of PLA. Eleven months later, the “store” has become more than I imagined at the time. And for all those who have helped make our first year a success, THANK YOU!
Now it’s that time of year for, BLACK FRIDAY! There is only one place to find these deals, right here at BriTech3d.com! These will not be available in our ebay store.
We have two really exciting Black Friday deals for Cloned Bondtech BMG Extruders and Cloned e3d TItan Extruder and Titan Aeros!
Put down a $10.00 deposit today for one of three versions of the Bondtech BMG Extruder and not only get the Black Friday price, but FREE shipping! If you order on Black Friday, no free shipping. The BMG Extruder Clone is fantastic and this is a hard to beat deal!
We also have Titan Extruders for $24.99 on Black Friday and $75.99 on Titan Aero. Check them out in our ad! For your 3D Printer needs, Britech3d is your place. Specializing in CR-10.