|Part||Impact||Most impact on...||Value for money|
|Dragon Mosquito style hot-end||Print quality|
|E3D v6 PTFE-Lining 24V||Print quality|
|Glass bed + BL Touch||Perfect first layer + adhesion|
|Direct Drive + BMG + pancake motor||Print quality, retraction control|
|Linear Rails||Stability, rigidity|
|Linear Rails without Dual-Z||Print quality|
|Linear Rails with Dual-Z||Print quality|
|SKR 1.3 Control Board 32bit + quiet fans||Slience|
|Raspberry pi + Octoprint + Klipper||Control print jobs|
I am new to 3d printing and am trying to set up the dragon hotend to bmg clone direct. I am having trouble with the ptfe tube that goes into the hotend and meets with the bmg. I'm not sure if i just have a wierd clkne but mine has the v6 adapter slot and where the ptfe tube is supposed to be seated is a countersink/bore(not sure if I am using correct term) that is smaller than the ptfe tubing. I belive the tube OD is 4mm and this is 3mm? If you could share how you installed yours and length of ptfe used that would be a great help to me and I am sure other people who have no experience or just need help. Thanks for sharing.
Awesome thanks for sharing your brilliant work
Congratulations on such a great job done to your printer and thank you for making the information about it open, it inspired me to attempt some upgrades to my own printer!
If I may ask, did you go for the DIY or UART version of the TMC2208 and how those two options could affect the installation process and final result? Thank you very much! :)
thank you for the kind words Giuseppe :)
I have an UART version because it wasn't much more expensive
What a wonderfully pleasant online resource for a 3d Printer im just getting started using.
Worked on my settings and half dialled it in (waiting on skr mini e3 v2 with upgraded marlin rather than upgrade the stock board) and ready now to print some nice upgrades, so this resource is ideal!
and nice website, well composed!
Hi Thanks again!
I Followed your advise and ordered the V6 PTFE from triangle labs and an extra full metal heatbreak. Now I have to wait until half of June to test it.
I Am planning on using it with the Bowden tube, not planning on implementing the direct drive.
Maybe the linear rails, but those are a steep investment and as you said hard to implement.
The link you provided does not seem to be working.
right, it shouldn't be lowercase. Look for the item "(For stock board) Motor Parallel Module For Dual Z"
Hi, Sadly not sure how to reply to your comment so I have started a new posting, sorry if I clutter you site this way.
Regarding the PTFE vs ALL metal indeed that was what I had found on the site of Trianglelabs. So I was looking into that one, but the main reason why I am considering the V6 is because while I print most in PLA each time I print in PETG (ABS not even tried yet because of the magnetic bed of the ender 3 pro) I get clogs.
Will the V6 PTFE print ABS and PETG better than the stock? Wont the PTFE lining cause the same issues as the stock extruder? Also is the all metal problematic with PLA?
Was the quality improvement of the V6 significant over the stock extruder? How (better quality less clogs?) did you notice this?
Regarding the Linear rails, do you have instructions on how you installed them? For the bed you need new frame right?
I must say when I see your upgrades is hard to contain myself and not order all the stuff. :)
For now I decided only to do the upgrades (already have a SKR E3-mini V1.2 with Marlin 2.0.X, Filament Sensor, BL Touch and BMG mini extruder form Trianglelabs ) that are really a big improvement as I am planning to buy a second printer with a bigger print area (probably a Sapphire Plus because of the Core-XY).
I saw you installed an extra 2208 for the extra Z rod. The E3-mini does not have the option to add stepper drivers, not sure if I can fit the second Z-rod with this board.
And thanks again for the great info and quick responses!
No problem, only I can reply to comments :)
v6 is much better than stock not only in terms of quality but also (if it is well installed) there is no clogs at all. Unfortunately I do not have much experience in PETG (only several prints) and ABS (in general) - throats are very cheap so I would suggest buying them all. I tested PTFE and Bore and it was also very good.
if you buy a v6 from trianglelabs and nozzles from them then you will be really satisfied :)
I don't have my instructions how to install Linear Rails. Everything you can find by clicking on projects on thingiverse. however, it is not easy and pleasant, you need a lot of time and patience :)
You have the option to add second Z but you will need this: https://www.ender3.pl/redirect_setup/16
I wish you good luck and have fun with the modifications :)
Hi, First of all, great site!
2 questions for now, I am planning on getting the V6 from triangle labs for my ender 3 Pro, but am not sure if I should go for the all metal or PTFE version. What do you recommend? and why?
The other is the linear rails, are they worth the upgrade?
Hi Fernando, thanks :)
if you print mainly PLA I suggest PTFE Lining. Check Trianglelabs v6 product page - there is a table describing why.
I am very happy with the linear rails, Ender is now very stable and I do not have to worry about the rollers.