Simplest way to change to and from Vulcanos

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  1. Stian Indal Haugseth

    Stian Indal Haugseth Well-Known Member

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    I have ordered an extra set of heater cartridges and PT100s. So I do not have to take them out.

    But would it be easier to replace the whole extruder assy with heat block and heat sink in one. Or have just the one set of heat sinks and switch over just the heat blocks and breaks?

    I will be printing @Chase.Wichert dual titan soon. Don't know if that will make a difference.
     
  2. Chase.Wichert

    Chase.Wichert Well-Known Member

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    what you need is more titans so you can make interchangeable cartridges pull one out, put one in, done and done.
     
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    As I described in various posts I bundled heatsink, fan, heartbreak, heat block, heater and PT100 to one cartridge with the cables to one plug. Did the same with the Volcanos so for the moment when I got ready to switch to Chase's design I will have to pull the cartridge, open the Titan and put in the other hotend assembly. If I would purchase additional Titans and motors I could even have a complete cartridge and just plug'n'play another cartridge... That is a future option depends on how often I wanna really switch...
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  4. Stian Indal Haugseth

    Stian Indal Haugseth Well-Known Member

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    So if I get it right it would be easier to have a complete hot end assembly. I cannot buy double Titans yet but maybe one day.

    Think I'll order a couple of extra V6 heat sinks as I got the rest.
     
  5. Chase.Wichert

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    Yeah I don't think most of us have several hundred dollars for complete cartridges, but nozzle to heatsink assemblies are much more doable
     
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    This are my hotend assemblies:
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    I got the same with two Volcano heater blocks... This is not too expensive and saves a lot of troubles...
    BTW this was an old photo when I did that with the plugs for the old dual head, that's why the PTFE tubes are in there...
     
  7. Kanedias

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    Thats what I did using molex connectors. 1 plug and 2 screws to change over .

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    On the dual Titan it would be four screws to open the Titan and switch but still fine...
     
  9. Folkert Kaman

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    I wanted to be able to switch the hole assembly in one go. So I decided to go for an approach with a 10 pin socket on the Direct Dual extruder carriage. The carriage from Chase was adapted to house the Molex socket.

    I can now take out and replace the whole assembly out in one go and only have to remove one plug
     

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    Yeah pretty cool.... Maybe now thing from the island are cheaper I'll go for another two Titans...
     
  11. Stian Indal Haugseth

    Stian Indal Haugseth Well-Known Member

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    Looking good guys! Now I just gotta wait for this vacation to end :)
     
  12. Syko_Symatic

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    Sorry to bump an old thread but @Folkert Kaman did you/could you share that beautiful molex accommodating X-Carriage?
     
  13. ChuckOCo

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    What's the name of that type of plug?
    Where can I get them?
    Thanks
     
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