T3P3 Kossel Mini Kit Release 2
Chapter 8 - Hot-End
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801 V6 Hot-End Parts needed
The E3D V6 hot end and associated parts are supplied in a separate box. This should contain the following (from top to bottom and left to right):-
The picture also shows the printed 40mm fan/hot-end mount supplied in the Printed Parts box and 2 M3 x 14 capscrews which are packed with the other fasteners.
When unpacked, the V6 hardware bag should contain the following (clockwise from top right):-
802 V6 Hot-end assembly
Please read this section right through to the end of the NOTES below before starting assembly!
Assembling the V6 is fully documented in detail on the E3D-Online website. Please follow the procedures listed there, taking particular note of the warnings about not damaging the heat-break and the thermistor. The assembled hot end, before fitting the 30mm fan, should match the picture on the right.
You might also like to look at the very helpful video guide by Thomas Sanladerer on Youtube
There are a few small differences between the standard E3D assembly procedure and the procedure for the Mini Kossel kit, as follows:-
Set the assembled hot end aside and go on to the next section. Final heating and tightening of the nozzle will be carried out later, once the hot end has been fitted to the printer.
803 V6 print cooling fan - parts needed
Printed hot-end/fan mount.
40mm fan fitted with Microfit crimp pins for 10-wire hot-end wiring loom, or Molex SL-type 2-way housings for a separate yellow-and-black fan cable, as shown in the next picture.
2 M3 x 14 socket capscrews.
Fit the fan to the bracket as shown, with the wires exiting at the top left corner. The holes for the M3 x 14 capscrews have been pre-tapped - be careful not to over-tighten the bolts.
Set the fan assembly aside and go on to Chapter 9.