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Generic Assembly Guidelines
See E3D-Lite6 Assembly for the assembly instructions. Please follow them to the letter!
What's in the box
- Metal Parts
- 1 x Stainless Heatsink
- 1 x Aluminium Heater Block
- 1 x Brass Nozzle (0.4mm)
- 1 x 100K Semitec 104GT2 NTC thermistor
- 1 x 12v or 24v 25W Heater Cartridge
- 1 x 12v or 24v 30x30x10mm fan
- 1m of Thermistor wire (with 0.1" connector when available)
- 4 x 0.75mm Ferrules - for Solder-Free Wire Joins (You should only need 2, the other 2 are spares)
- 4 x Plastfast30 3.0mm x 16mm screws to attach the fan to the fan duct.
- 1 x M3x3 socket dome screw and M3 washer to clamp thermistor
- 1 x M3x10 socket dome screw to clamp the heater block around the heater cartridge
- 1 x Fan Duct (Injection Moulded Red Transparent Polycarbonate)
- 1 x Small Black Plastic Collet (For securing PTFE tubing into embedded bowden coupling installed in heatsink)
- Bowden Versions also Include
- 800mm of 4mm outer diameter, 2mm inner diameter PTFE tubing.
- 1 x Screw in Coupler for extruder end of tubing.
Printer Specific Guides
The following E3D-v6 guides will be for the most part applicable to E3D-Lite6. Please do follow the E3D-Lite6 Assembly document as the primary assembly manual. The most important difference between the E3D-v6 and the E3D-Lite6 is the hot-tighten temperature - Never exceed 245C with your Lite6. There is £25 store credit available for any guide produced which conforms to E3D's Acceptable Guide Standard.
- E3D-v6 on Makibox
- E3D-v6 on Mendel 90
- E3D-v6 on Prusa i3
- E3D-v6 on Rostock Max
- E3D-v6 on Solidoodle
- E3D-v6 on Ultimaker 1
- E3D-v6 on Ultimaker 2
- E3D-v6 on Velleman k8200
- E3D-v6 on Solidoodle Press
- E3D-v6 on Solidoodle 2
- E3D-Lite6 on German Reprap NEO
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To swap out a nozzle, you must follow this procedure - being careful not to burn yourself.
- Heat up your HotEnd to 245*C. Do not overshoot as you risk damaging the PTFE liner.
- Remove the existing nozzle from the heater block.
- Insert the new nozzle.
- Allow the hotend some time to come back up to temperature and for the new nozzle to heat up to 245*C
- Gripping the heater block tighten the nozzle.
- Turn off the heat and allow the HotSide to cool.
v6 Fan Duct
The only difference between E3D-v6 and E3D-Lite6 fan ducts is the colour.
The fan duct has been carefully designed to direct flow over the fins of the v6 heatsink so that it gets the cooling it needs. The design is for injection moulding but will work just fine when printed. The STL and STEP files are available on thingiverse.