How to mount v6 to MK8 extruder

Discussion in 'E3D-v6 and Lite6' started by Mr S, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Mr S

    Mr S New Member

    Apr 24, 2017
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    I have hictop A8 printer with an mk8 extruder.

    I noticed the heat break for the v6 is alot shorter then my original heat break. I am unsure how I am supposed to attach it to the motor mount when the heat beak on a v6 is screwed into the aluminium heatsink ?
  2. Paul Winter

    Paul Winter Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2016
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    The Motor and the extruder as shown will be bolted together, then mounted above the Groovemount part of your X-carriage mounting.
    The E3D v6 then slots into the Groovemount, and a short length of PTFE tube (supplied with the E3D V6, I think) runs up out of the heatsink, and projects up through the threaded hole that the previous nozzle/heatbreak screwed into.

    I ran my printer (Sintron Prusa i3 with Mk8 extruder) with this:

    for a year, but you do have to print a new X-carriage, and some of the mounting options from the project I linked. For this design, the hardest part was finding 2 long M3 screws to hold the Motor, and the extruder bracket to the carriage. I used screws from some spring-toggles like this:

    But he does give a good explanation of what you need to do, and it is a good example of what it looks like you want to achieve.

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