photograph of various items ordered for 3d printers from e3d-online such as threaded e3d v6 heatsink, collet clips, e3d v6 heat block silicone covers, Bowden couplings, and Lite6 and v6 fan ducts

Threaded E3D V6 Heatsink – Upcoming Project

We all love to get new shiny things through the post, especially when they are a little bit different, and the Threaded E3D V6 Heatsink is a little different. It’s a nice twist (Pardon the pun), of the classic V6 heatsink. Which many of us are accustomed too. But how different can another E3D V6 Heatsink actually be?

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photograph of E3D's threaded V6 heatsink used with 3d printer hot ends alongside heatsink compound purchased from e3d-online

Ok, the title is a giveaway. The Threaded E3D V6 Heatsink is obviously a threaded version of the popular groove-mounted version. Moreover I instantly new I had to have one, or in this case two.

Put simply the Threaded E3D V6 HeatSink is an answer for a problem that normally you just kind of get on with. Unless you are using a hardened holder or carriage overtime mounts become worn and loose. As such, the Threaded E3D V6 Heatsink is definitely the answer I have been searching for. How I didn’t spot it before I don’t know.

So what’s the idea behind the upcoming project ?

To be fair it is not a major project. I just want to start with a fresh approach, rather than simply modifying an existing one. One decision still pending is wether to go for a direct drive dual extruder setup, or keep it light with a dual Bowden setup. The old cogs are grinding away albeit rather slowly.

The Printer’s History

At one point the printer started out as an Anet A8, then I changed the chassis to an all metal frame. In fact the only remnants of its long history of changes and tweaks is the Z/X carriage rail and rod holders. The printer mainboard is now a Bigtree-Tech SKR Pro 32 bit board, currently running TMC2208’s.

Without doubt it would have been cheaper to have purchased a better printer from the very beginning. However, where would the fun have been in that.

The problem with the current setup is over time suffering with retention issues, so I ordered two Threaded E3D V6 Heatsink’s to replace the existing dual extruder setup.

Ok, so what else ?

So what else did I order in preparation for the project ? Surely not just the Threaded E3D V6 Heatsink’s. Not quite, currently awaiting the arrival of some new 8mm rods. With a 2mm pitch, to see how if the finer pitch is practical on the new setup. Especially without any layer shifting issues.

photograph of a single bigtreetech TMC2209 V1.2 stepper driver for 3d printers sat on a black bigtrretech box with a red BIGTREETECH logo

If you fancy grabbing yourself some TMC2209’s for yourself, they are available from BIGTREE-TECH on Aliexpress

Additionally, I have not yet decided wether to put the new TMC2209’s into the SKR Pro yet. Particularly as it’s not going to make any noticeable difference in print quality over TMC2208’s. Besides, I have another project lined up for those. Although sadly I am not allowed to disclose any information about yet.

There of course will be the designing of an updated version of the dual extruder carriage currently in use, which will be shared when up and running.

This is a project of light hearted fun, with hopefully not too many stresses along the way, and I simply thought you may want to follow along. Or perhaps not.

If the Threaded E3D V6 Heatsink is of interest to you, along with some of the parts that may be required. Below, I have created a list of the items I purchased from E3D-Online. Hopefully to make life a bit easier for you. Simply click on the picture of the item of interest.

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photograph of screws for fixing plastic parts purchased from e3d-online
Always Handy to have more of those screws for the V6 Fan Ducts
photograph of E3D's Lite6 fan duct used for 3d printers. it is a transparent red manufactured using moulds with possibly ABS material purchased from e3d-online
Lite6 Fan Duct
photograph of E3D's Bowden Couplings purchased from e3d-online used on Bowden connections for 3d printers.
Embedded Bowden Collet for Metal Always Handy to have more
photograph of E3D's blue collet clips purchased from e3d-online for Bowden M4 and M6 connectors on 3D printers
1.75mm Collet Clips
photograph of E3D's blue silicone cover for E3D's V6 heat blocks for 3d printers purchased from e3d-online
V6 Socks – Pro
different angle photograph of E3D's threaded V6 heatsinks for 3d printers with heatsink compound purchased from e3d-online
Threaded E3D V6 Heatsink

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