E3D Forum - Startup Competition

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  1. Josh

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    We have decided to create a forum to act as a knowledge base comprising of guides, tips, tricks and all other things E3D. Hopefully over time it will become a discussion centre for all our products. We get a lot of thoroughfare on our site and it is our hope that we can generate lots of healthy discussions.

    The forum is just starting out (went live today) so we are looking to crowd-source some of the awesome guides and tutorials that many of you have written. Between you all, there is a fair bit of E3D experience! :)

    By way of some encouragement we are running a competition for the best 10 posts made before Midnight (GMT) on the 31st March. The rewards for the best posts as follows:

    Winner
    £75 Store Credit

    2nd Place
    £50 Store Credit

    3rd Place
    £30 Store Credit

    4th - 10th Place
    £20 Store Credit

    The posts can be on anything, however we are particularly looking for:
    1. Assembly guides - printer specific or not
    2. Reports of prints in interesting materials - very high temperatures?
    3. Troubleshooting guides
    4. Hacks & Mods
    5. Printed Add-Ons - Carriages, mounts, ducts, etc..
    6. Kraken-related experiences
    For many of you, this could be as simple as re-posting one of your existing guides here. We're looking to create a centralised knowledge-base pertaining to all things E3D.

    We will judge the posts based on a number of things including their quality, originality, usefulness and level of entertainment.

    This thread will be the center for the competition, if you want your thread to be considered in the competition, post a link below. Stay tuned for the results! :D



    Results (Announced 02/04/2014)
    Thanks to everyone for their submissions, it has really got our forum off to a fantastic start. Sanjay and I spent a long time looking over all of your posts and they are all of a very high standard which makes deciding difficult!

    Through much deliberation we settled on the following order:

    Winner
    Dual Bowden E3D on the RoBo 3D Printer by mkelly
    A very thorough guide with loads links to help the user out. Some really cool renderings and animations, clearly a lot of work!
    In addition, mike has also done 2 other posts with renderings of the E3D v5 as well as The Kraken:
    E3D Cad Model by mkelly
    Kraken Cad Model by mkelly
    Congratulations! :)

    2nd Place
    Installing the E3D-v5 on a Makibox (Tutorial) by MyMakibox
    Again, a very thorough, step-by-step guide with lots of great photos, videos and some clever tricks. Great guide.

    3rd Place
    Installing the E3D-v5 on a K8200 (Tutorial) by JDC
    For anyone looking to replace the "HotEnd" on the Velleman printer this is an invaluable guide. The photos and step-by-step instructions make the installation process very clear. Thanks!

    Runners up
    In no particular order, here are the runner's up! Thanks so much for your contributions guys, we are happy to be able to reward you for your work.

    E3D Water Cooled Mod by BurningDownTheHouse
    Prusa I3 Auto levelling bowden carriage by N3MIS15
    EasyE3DMount generation 2 for Ultimaker by Musti
    E3D Kossel Mini Effector and Extruder for E3D with "snap-fit" mount by Alex Borro
    Rostock Max magnetic arm dual effector plate by Generic Default
    Adjustable E3D Hotend holder by xammax
    Print cooling for Mendel90 by Ralph Hilton
     
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    Hello all,

    I couldn't find a bowden/ fan mount specifically for the i3 with an E3D v5 hotend, so I made one!

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:268646

    I am currently printing the first print of this design, and if you have any suggestions for improvements, let me know!
     
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    Very nice! I have a prusa I3 from Makerfarm. Hopefully this will fit.
    A question, if I open the files that are on Thingiverse, should they be rotated 180 degrees or should they be printed the way
    they open in Netfabb. It looks like support will need to be on also.
     
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    You will probably need to rotate the stl files so that the largest flat surfaces is oriented down.

    Also, I am currently printing this, so beware that it isn't a tested set up yet. The who set up measures ~130mm in width, so there's a chance it might not be totally optimized yet for all the different i3's. I might be able to slim down the width a little by angling the fans, but I'll see how this first print comes out and how it performs.
     
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    I will be patient.
     
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    How have your tests worked out?
     
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    Eaglezsoar wrote:



    My printer died and my engineering studies had to take precedence, but I did get the printer fully functional again the other night. I might wait to post updates on that part for a little while longer because I ordered a Bulldog XL extruder to pair with the hotend, so I might do an update with an optional non-bowden mount for the Bulldog XL extruder.

    As of now though, I did go ahead and angle the fans to reduce the width, but I can't attest to their performance just yet.
     
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    viewtopic.php?f=7&t=80
     
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    Calypso-3d Delta Style

    viewtopic.php?f=8&t=85

    I accidentally added this to the wrong forum I moved it to kracken
     
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