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Agammamon
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Is the Nextruder quick removable as a module?

Similar to how it is on the XL - but manual?

 

What I would like to be able to do is (when they're available) have a spare Nextruder that I can run soluble filament through so I can do quick swaps of the main and support print heads rather than waiting for the MMU to swap filaments.

 

Best Answer by Diem:

Sorry: It easily swappable nozzles, not extruders.

Cheerio,

Posted : 06/04/2023 4:54 pm
Diem
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Sorry: It easily swappable nozzles, not extruders.

Cheerio,

Posted : 06/04/2023 6:58 pm
fuchsr
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RE: Is the Nextruder quick removable as a module?

And even the nozzle swap doesn't seem as easy as I would have hoped unless you prepare a full new hotend with heater block for each nozzle size. (I can buy the adaptor now, but not the heater block). And just swapping the nozzle instead of the full hotend still requires the heater block to be held in place with a wrench, unlike single handed nozzle swaps a la Revo or Dragon. I'll be missing my Dragon hotends but then again, no longer having to adjust Live Z makes up for it.

Posted : 06/04/2023 10:11 pm
Agammamon
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Is the Nextruder quick removable as a module?

Thanks.

Posted : 07/04/2023 3:14 pm
jamdog2477
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RE: Is the Nextruder quick removable as a module?

Am I correct in thinking that the thumbscrews hold/locate the nextruder nozzle/tube, and the heatblock is not involved in anyway in effecting the z-offset?

Swapping nozzle, could be as follows (without replacing heatblock), Using a wrench to loosen the heatblock on the nextrudder nozzle, undo the thumbscrews to drop the nozzle/heatblock unit from the x-axis, unscrewing the nozzle from the heatblock, screw in the new one, re-mount to x-axis, and tighten heatblock?

if I am right, then does the heatblock need to be wrench tight or can it just be finger tight? ie similar to revosix?

Posted : 15/04/2023 6:08 am
rotarypower101
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RE: Is the Nextruder quick removable as a module?

Is there a video showing real time to change out both an assembly and a individual threaded nozzle?

I don't know the right compromise, but having a full assembly at what I assume will be in the ballpark of ~$64US to change a single nozzle"quickly" seems a bit much compared to something like the Revo methodology and price, and you can do as many variations as desired?

 

For reference:

Nextruder V6 Nozzle Adapter $30US

Hotend heaterblock $17.09

Hotend heater cartridge $7.20

Hotend thermistor $9.48

 

 

Its a shame there isnt a hybrid of the Revo that would allow the load cell.

Posted : 16/04/2023 12:13 am
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jamdog2477
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RE: Is the Nextruder quick removable as a module?

It seams to me that E3D could easily do a version of revo6 where they use their hotend in place of the nextruder hothend, and do quick swappable nextruder type nozzles, that work with it.  should be quite simple and cheep to do. fingers crossed they will see the opportunity

Posted : 16/04/2023 9:13 am
Roger Eberhart
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RE: Is the Nextruder quick removable as a module?

 

Posted by: @jamdog2477

It seams to me that E3D could easily do a version of revo6 where they use their hotend in place of the nextruder hothend, and do quick swappable nextruder type nozzles, that work with it.  should be quite simple and cheep to do. fingers crossed they will see the opportunity

Would need a load cell built into it to be a proper replacement for the nextruder hotend.

Posted : 21/04/2023 9:36 pm
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