Direct drive Extruder Assembly

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This page shows the different steps on assembling the Direct Drive  extruder

Direct Drive extruder Assembly


Needed parts

  • 1 Direct drive adaptor
  • 6 M3x8mm thermoplastic screws
  • 2 M3x20mm Thermoplastic screws
  • 1 M4x20mm screws

The starting point

Montage Direct Drive - point de départThis assembly is given for E3Dv6 or E3d Lite6 hot ends.

It may also be used for other types of hot ends

Your hot end bloc must already be assembled with the inductor probe on it.

It should already be installed on your X axis carriage in order to proceed the next steps.

The 30mm fan must be located on the right of the whole bloc with it’s original blue holder.

 

Direct Drive extruder Assembly

Direct Drive Adaptor

Direct Drive Adaptor

you will need this Direct Drive adaptor that allows to elevate the motor so that it’s free from any obstacle.

 

 

 

 

 

Installation de l'adaptateur Direct Driveplace the adaptor on top of the existing hot end holder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installation de l'adaptateur Direct Drive

Align the 4 holes with the one located on the hot end support.

 

 

 

 

 

Installation de l'adaptateur Direct DriveUse 4 M3x8mm Thermoplastic screws to hold both parts together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Direct drive Extruder Installation

Direct drive Extruder Installation

Place the extruder on top of it and align the 2 holes at the bottom with the one on the Direct Drive adaptor

It has 2 M3 holes that must align properly with the part below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installation de l'extrudeur direct driveThe assembly should look like this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fixation de l'extrudeur direct drive

fixation de l’extrudeur direct drive

use 2 M3x20mm thermoplastic screws  and tighten both parts together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fixation de l'extrudeur direct drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blower fan holder

blower fan holder

Use the blower fan holder that should look like the one on the picture.

It will allows to hold in place the blower fan that will cool down the freshly deposed melted plastic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blower fan installation

blower fan installation

you will nee  2 M3x8mm thermoplastic screws

The 2 fixation holes are located on the front of the hot end clamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

installation du support de turbineDepending which heater block you are using you may adjust the height of the support so that the airflow is directed toward the nozzle tip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

installation du support de turbineOnce installed at the proper height you should get something similar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

installation du support de turbineThe blower fan is then inserted into the dedicated hole on the support. Make sure the blower fan intake is facing you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blower fan fixation

blower fan fixation

Use 1 M4x20mm screw in order to hold the blower fan attached to it’s holder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Direct Drive Extruder - final assembly

Direct Drive Extruder – final assembly

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