Just a quick Vocano nozzle question



  • Before I place my order is there any reason I couldn't use my Volcano hot-end with the new cooling fins in the kit. I would need to make my own cooling fan adapter, but thats no trouble. I'm not missing anything obvious am I?



  • No the heatsink on volcano is the same as for v6. The same goes for titan aero it works with v6 or volcano.



  • right but the heat break should screw right into the unit that comes with the effector kit.

    The volcano heat block is longer and narrower than a standard V6.



  • Yes but the part of the Heatbreak that screws into the Heatsink is the same so no problems



  • cool thanks!



  • @Dougal1957:

    Yes but the part of the Heatbreak that screws into the Heatsink is the same so no problems

    The remaining distance in the (longer) Volcano is covered by the longer nozzles.
    Volcano is a great choice! Offers so much more flexibility.
    My standard nozzle is the 0,6mm one.

    When mounting : just as with the V6 be sure the nozzle and the heatbreak are well screwed against each other to avoid leakage on top of the Volcano.



  • I wanted to update this to say that the diameter of the volcano heatsink hole and the diameter of the one provided in the PCB kit are NOT the same. My volcano heat break does NOT work (heatbreak is it's too thin). I'd say it's at least 1-2mm off.



  • Are we talking about genuine ones direct from e3d, uk? I only ask as all e3d genuine heatbreaks are m6 thread the same as the heatsinks, and the volcano heatbreak and v6 heatbreak are the same part. It's an interchangeable ecosystem, the heatsink that comes with the smart effector only differs in that it mounts via its screw-threaded top rather than a groovemount.

    Various clones will not all be made to swap so easily, some are better than others. Either that or something odd is going on.



  • It looks like one is a 3mm variant while the other is a 1.75



  • @pogo1213:

    It looks like one is a 3mm variant while the other is a 1.75

    Yep, that's sadly the problem. Didn't realize the 3mm version is thinner than the 1.75mm one. Really can't see why it'd be like that, but it's true. Looks like 3mm is a M6 thread and 1.75mm is a M7 thread.

    I'm going to try boring out the heatsink and putting in 6mm helicoils to see how that works, as there's no other option for those of us wanting to use 3mm filament.

    Other thing I though of would be boring out a 1.75mm heatbreak, or cutting off the top of a groovemount and using a die to put on M12 threads.



  • The size difference is due to the 1.75 using a PTFE tube to lead into the heatbreak, with the 3mm the ptfe tube is unneeded



  • Ah. Thanks. I drilled it out and helicoiled it tonight, looks good, but who knows what effect I have had on the heat transfer portion. Fits nice and tight though. Will test it out this weekend and hope for the best.

    If I didn't have about 30 rolls of unopened 3mm filament I'd just switch to 1.75 🙂


 

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