For the advanced maker who has an assortment of E3D v6 nozzles, now you can have a secure, safe, easy, and convenient place to store your extra nozzles.
It has printed labels on it for the most common and useful E3D V6 nozzle sizes: 0.15, 0.25, 0.40, 0.60, and 0.80.
This also has a "dot count" chart below each nozzle slot so you can easily identify each nozzle and know which slot to put them into.
Inspired by 3DChill's Multi Purpose Platform https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2647792, this accessory is easy and quick to print, and attaches flawlessly to the top of the right Z axis. This is an improved design of my original E3D Nozzle Holder for prusa: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3176012
Simply print it, attach the locking bar with two M3x8 screws, attach it to the top of your printer, and you are good to go!
The top locking bar keeps your expensive E3D nozzles in place while printing or moving your printer.
This design also has several tool slots! It has a spot for the original E3D 7mm spanner, a spot for a 16mm spanner (used to hold your hot-end in place while screwing the nozzles), and a spot for my exclusive E3D nozzle removal tool! Get that design here:
• Last design was too tight, this design fits perfectly and snugly.
• Thinner design for shorter printing time.
• Improved lettering to print better.
• Fixed some dimensional issues.
• Tighter fit, less likely to come out.
• Stronger tension plate, less likely to break off.
• Made front corners diagonally flat instead of curved, closer fit to Prusa top Z stops.
• Removed front wrench holder, not needed if you have nozzle removal tool.
• Slightly faster printing time.
Q: Why no spot for 1mm nozzle?
A: I find the 1mm nozzle to be useless, because in order to use it you have to drastically lower your speeds, which means the 0.80mm nozzle actually prints things quicker. This is assuming you don't have the volcano nozzles and hot-end, which this holder is not for (but may work with).
Q: Why no spot for the .50mm or .35mm nozzles?
A: I don't find much use for those that the .40 or .60 can't handle. I find .25mm, .40mm, and .60mm to be the best "jumps" where you see a major difference in print speeds and detail levels. And besides, Prusa Slic3r has built-in profiles for those three nozzles but not the .35 or .50.
Q: Why did you include a spot for the 0.15mm nozzle then?
A: Because it's a really fun nozzle to use for very precise work.
Q: Is the top locking bar necessary?
A: No not really, but it helps keep the nozzles in place and extra secure. Very helpful if you have a cat that bumps into things and likes to swallow small, expensive objects.
Q: Does this interfere with the printer at all or the movement of the axis?
Q: Where can I get those extra tools I see in the photos?
A: You can get the 7mm spanner from E3D directly, the 16mm spanner from ebay, and the nozzle removal tool you can make here: