Simple watercooled v6

Discussion in 'E3D-v6 and Lite6' started by Bo Herrmannsen, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Bo Herrmannsen

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    Hi

    i watched the live stream and wonder why a simple watercooled v6 has not been thought of

    ie notch out a small section of the 2nd fin on the heatsink. on 3rd fin notch out on the oposite side

    then fit a barrel over the heatsink. to make it tight the barrel needs to be about 0.1mm to small

    heat up the barrel and frezze the heatsink. then slide the barrel over the heatsink and let it get to room temp.

    add 2 pushfit connectors and it should be a done deal

    or do my simple mind overlook something?

    production wise i imagine the only difference comes in to play when it should be watercooled
     
  2. Old_Tafr

    Old_Tafr Well-Known Member

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    I found that the 1/2" copper pipe leading to the heatsink restricted the X-Carriage movement a little!
     
  3. Bo Herrmannsen

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    copper pipe is also not suited

    better to use silicone hose or ptfe (with enough internal diameter)
     
  4. elmoret

    elmoret Administrator

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    The reason is that it is considerably more complicated/expensive to machine all the fin geometry only to put a sleeve over it (and try to seal that sleeve).

    The water-cooled version of the Chimera/Cyclops can work just fine with only one heat break, this would function like a v6 at around the same cost or lower than a water-cooled "v6".
     

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