DIY Silicone Sleeves for older E3D v6.0/Chinese Clones

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DIY Silicone Sleeves for older E3D v6.0/Chinese Clones

Post by megamaking » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:40 am

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I've designed and made my own e3d v6 sleeves/socks. I am pretty new to Fusion 360 and silicone casting. I have less than 10 hours of experience with Fusion 360 and basically first time casting silicone. This is both a challenge to learn and make something useful out of 3d printing. please note that this is intended for the older e3d v6/v6 clone heater block.

Before you ask, here are the STLs: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2384586

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Re: DIY Silicone Sleeves for older E3D v6.0/Chinese Clones

Post by CarstenWartmann » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:15 pm

Thanks for sharing!

Keep us informed how the work and how long they last!

Carsten

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Re: DIY Silicone Sleeves for older E3D v6.0/Chinese Clones

Post by megamaking » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:35 pm

I bought 1KG worth of this high temp silicone for about 7 USD... each sleeve has about 4ml of volume. this is literally cost me close to nothing except for the time I spent modelling and iterate the designs (twice). The first version I made is about 30hours usage now, it is still fine with zero sign of degradation. Even if I have to change it once every hundred hours, it is still worth it for me :P. Also, I am pretty happy that I acquired a new skill by doing this.

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Re: DIY Silicone Sleeves for older E3D v6.0/Chinese Clones

Post by oakdesign » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:25 pm

Great Idea coUlf you provide a link to the silicone you ordered

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Re: DIY Silicone Sleeves for older E3D v6.0/Chinese Clones

Post by megamaking » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:16 pm

oakdesign wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:25 pm
Great Idea coUlf you provide a link to the silicone you ordered

Regards Richard
you can use any high temp silicone you can find should be fine.

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Re: DIY Silicone Sleeves for older E3D v6.0/Chinese Clones

Post by oakdesign » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:41 pm

Thx,
already realized that I have something else to use in my cave. My usecase is totalty different and I'll try if I could use vinamold with printed mold as vinamold which reuasble/remeltable

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