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Cube 3D printer discussion / Re: FrankenCube v0.1 Its ALIVE!!!
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:07:48 am »
After some testing a realised a few mistakes in my design and promptly fixed it.
Here is a new version:

Cube 3D printer discussion / Re: FrankenCube v0.1 Its ALIVE!!!
« on: March 25, 2018, 11:23:48 am »
For those interested, I finished making and replacing the stock extruder on my cube with an E3D V6.
All in all I can max out Z at 133, so I lost a few mm, but it works great.

Check it out here:

Cube 3D printer discussion / Re: Repairing and Upgrading Cube Gen2
« on: April 28, 2016, 01:37:06 am »
The print job and setup at the moment.

Also, I'm running low on that expensive glue.
I've not had much success printing PLA on the bare plate, but I've seen Pritt Stick ( or w/e is avail in your country ) will work just fine?

Any other suggestions?

Cube 3D printer discussion / Re: Repairing and Upgrading Cube Gen2
« on: April 28, 2016, 01:33:29 am »
Trust me when I say the model wasn't suited for 3D printing.
I just didn't expect that blob of PLA out of the printer.

I've since added in a bulk filament spool, switched to using KISSlicer + Cubit + CodeX.

Works a lot better.
A lot.

See the attached printing job (spool stand).

I still want to know if cooling around the extruder tip would aid in the printing process.

Cube 3D printer discussion / Repairing and Upgrading Cube Gen2
« on: April 26, 2016, 06:06:59 am »
After hours of struggling I find a pretty cool community to help me!

So I was given a broken Cube Gen2 by a very frustrated friend of mine.
Quickly found the problem:
  1. The cooling fan broke on the head
  2. This lead to the heat fuse blowing.

Easy fix - bridge the fuse and ignore the broken fan.
Ha, quickly found out print jobs longer than 3min tend to jam and fail.

I had another friend print me brackets for some old GPU fans I had lying around and fixed the cooling problem.
See the fan mod pics.

Anxious I set a 1hr print job to start (40mm tall model) with some rather tiny details.
Now I do realise that the model I used was a little too detailed for this printer, but to my horror I discovered this attached hot mess after the job was done.

Back to google we go and I see that people have started designing fan ducts to cool the material as it is extruded from the device.

So here is where I am at:
I think I'll print a whole new enclosure for the printer, open air, two 40mm fans keeping the feeding ramp cooled with an added 40mm fan that feeds through a funnel to the extruder tip.

Has anyone had any similar experience with the feed ramp getting too hot and jamming and/or making a duct fan to cool round the extruder?

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