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E3D V5 hotend easy maintenance carriage for Felix 3D printer

by satoer Oct 1, 2013
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Hi, you could spend the designs because I can not modify it to my hotend. sorry, my English is very bad.

Does anyone know if this carriage will work with the "direct" version of E3D v5? can anyone confirm?

Thanks for the excelent design I use it for a while.
Can you upload adaptable files. I want to add a Probe to de design.


Thanks for the excelent design I use it for a while.
Can you upload adaptable files. I want to add a Probe to de design.


Seems like an excellent solution! I want to try it.
But riding a hot end other than that provided by Felix? Where can I buy it (EU)?
I have seen this,
Thank you very much,

Over here: http://e3d-online.com/http://e3d-online.com/
Remember, this design fits the V5 version not the V6.

Hi Michel - This is a Really Nice Clean & Functional Design & Great Media Assembly Demo
Am printing it all out right now in Hot-end Assembly & Your Bowden Extruder Assembly.
I will share photo for you once it's done & the Felix is back together again.

Great design ="thingiverse-502580f36671b14a02c2fb5499046766:disqus" href="http://disqus.com/thingiverse-502580f36671b14a02c2fb5499046766/satoer ! very clean and intuative!

I've been thinking about something similar for the Mendel90.

cool design

did you print this in PLA or ABS, just got my E3D V5 in the mail but the fan mount is cracked and only have access to a pla printer for a new design. I am building a mini kossel

I've printed it in PLA. And used on 270 degrees with no problems.

Very elegant design. You have obvious skill conceptualizing an object and then designing and printing it out. May I ask what is that white surface on your printer build plate? It appears to be a continuous sheet of some material; something I have not seen before. Looking forward to seeing more cool stuff from you. Thank you and best regards.

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the compliments.
The white sheet are A4 inkjet printer sticker from Avery:
Product code: J8567-25

I use them on a 60 degrees heated bed for PLA. I’ve tried lots of surfaces (bare glass, kapton etc.) and these sheets work the best. Don’t clean it with acetone (the top layer will dissolve) I Actually don’t clean it at al. And don’t use them for printing ABS. (You can’t remove the ABS printed object without damaging the sheet)

Thank you. That product does not seem available in Canada. I can find it on eBay from UK but it is not cheap. But I noticed the Avery page says 'Polyester film' and I found this on eBay that might be the same: http://bit.ly/17CuvAShttp://bit.ly/17CuvAS. I might try this. Thank you again, Garry

The sheet's I'm using have a matte finish.

Thank you. I will keep that in mind if I try to find a substitute.

I agree with kiteoregon. It would be great to have a version that works with a wade's type extruder that has the E3D mount using a J-head type of connection. This looks like a great and very convenient design!!

Hi, I understand the "problem" for using this design with other J-head mounted mounts. But this design is based around a bigger 40mm fan. I can't just cut off the top, the fan would still be in the way. It needs a serious redesign to do this if the sleek design needs to be retained.

Totally makes sense to me. It would be a crazy amount of work to redo it for a smaller fan so it would fit.

Really nice design though!!

Any chance you can post the source? I would like to adapt this to a greg's for an i3. Thanks.

I make my models using 3D studio Max, and it’s not the most convenient program to industrial-design with. Just before the final-stl export I need to do a lot of boolean operations to get the final stl model. This results that the source is hardly any useful for outsiders (and you need 3ds max). What do you want to adjust? The whole e3D carriage is attached with two m4 bolds, if you design two holes on the i3 linear bearing attachment this should fit without problems.

Basically i would remove the top portion, on the greg's extruder the hot end is connected to the extruder in the top narrow slot. So i would change the design so that the enclosure ended at the top of the larger disks. No 3ds max here. Does that make any sense?

Your wiring is so neat and tidey it nearly makes me sick with jealousy! LOL

Nice clean work there.

you won't probably be so jealous about the surrounding workspace if you see it hahaha ;)

very nice upgrade and great documentation! Thanks!