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How to assemble Hotends

ext1.png V6 All metal Hotend 

  1. Screw on the nozzle so there is a 200 µm gap between the nozzle and the heat block.NOTE: It’s extremely important to leave a gap between the cone of the nozzle and the heat block in order to perform the last adjustment later.
  2. Screw on the heat break into the heat block.
  3. Screw on the heatsink onto the heat break.
  4. Thread the Capricorn Bowden tube through the Heatsink.
  5. Lock the Bowden tube using a collet clip.
  6. Push the Bowden tube firmly into the Heatsink to ensure there is no gap between the heat break and the Bowden tube inside the heatsink.
  7. Insert the heater cartridge and the thermistor into the heat block and affix them both using the correct Allen key.
  8. Preheat the Hotend to a 205 c temperature using the manual controls (Setup > Manual Controls > Controls).
  9. When the Hotend has reached 205 c, grab the heat block using pliers and use a wrench to tighten the nozzle to make sure there is no gap between the PTFE Bowden tube and the Nozzle/heatbreak.
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  10. Put the back the silicone cap over the heatblock.
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ext2.png Lite6 PTFE Hotend

  1. Thread the Capricorn Bowden tube through the Heatsink until you can see it come out on the other side. Ensure the Capricorn tube tip is cut at a 90-degree angle.
  2. Lock the Bowden tue using a collet clip and pull the Bowden tube firmly. The end of the Capricorn tube should now be aligned with the heatsink (threaded side).
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  3. Screw on the heat block (not fully)
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  4. Screw on the nozzle so there is a 200 µm gap between the nozzle and the heat block.NOTE: It’s extremely important to leave a gap between the cone of the nozzle and the heat block in order to perform the last adjustment later.
  5. Screw the heatsink as much as you can. It will contact with the nozzle inside the heat block.
  6. Insert the heater cartridge and the thermistor into the heat block and affix them both using the correct Allen key.
  7. Preheat the Hotend to a 205 c temperature using the manual controls (Setup > Manual Controls > Controls).
  8. When the Hotend has reached 205 c, grab the heat block using pliers and use a wrench to tighten the nozzle to make sure there is no gap between the PTFE Bowden tube and the Nozzle/heatbreak.
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  9. Put the back the silicone cap over the heatblock.
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   To install the Hotend into the Portrait 3D printer, please see Removing / Installing Hotends.

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