Installing TH3D Tough Direct Drive Heatsink Extruder with V6 All-Metal Hotend (Upgrading CR10s 3D Printer)

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Installing TH3D Tough Direct Drive Heatsink Extruder with V6 All-Metal Hotend (Upgrading CR10s 3D Printer)

Post by bob195558 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:27 pm

TH3D Tough Direct Drive Heatsink Extruder with V6 All-Metal Hotend
TH3D Tough Heatsink Extruder V6_cccc.jpg


This upgrade helped a lot with the overall printing quality and with the printing of different brands and types of filaments.

List of parts used for this Printing Head Upgrade
1) TH3D Titan (Aero) Tough Direct Drive Extruder: https://www.th3dstudio.com/product/th3d ... d-package/
2) TH3D Titan (Aero) Tough Direct Heatsink
3) TH3D 1A Pancake Stepper Motor - NEMA 17 22.6mm
4) TH3D V6 All-Metal Hotend w/ Nozzle Kit
5) TH3D Titanium Heatbreak
6) Th3D Tough 50W Heater Cartridge – 12V
7) TH3D Glass Thermistor
8) Th3D 40mm Hotend FAN (12V)
9) TH3D 5015 High Speed Sealed Bearing FAN (12V)
10) TH3D Silicone Socks for V6 Hotend
11) Titan Aero Mount - You will want the mount to be printed with ABS filament
and you may want to ask TH3D to print it for you, TH3D cost was under $20.
You can print this mount yourself if you want also.
The path to find where the proper STL files are, go to the TH3D firmware:
"TH3D_UFW_U1.R2.17" / "TH3DUF_R2 / EZABL STL Files" \ "EZABL Probe Mounts" / "Titan Aero Mount - V6 and Volcano".
Then find these two STL files: "AeroCarriageEZABL_EXTENDED" and "V6 5015 Fan Duct".
Note: This Titan Aero Mount is also made to be used with the TH3D EZABL.
1 AeroCarriageEZABL_EXTENDED and V6 5015 Fan Duct_b.jpg


12) I made a new Hotend Cable and purchased an Extension Cable Kit for CR10s.
Find here an Extension Cable Kit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B9 ... UTF8&psc=1
See here for some Cable Connector info: https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopi ... 29&t=12376
Tough Extruder_Direct Heatsink_Hotend Cable_e.jpg
See step 4 below for more info about E-extension cable.



13) I also purchased 510 Piece Screw & Nut Assortment M3/M4/M5 from TH3D.
Find here: https://www.th3dstudio.com/product/3d-p ... ssortment/

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1) Remove the stock Printing Head.

2) To make sure everything fits properly together, first assemble the
Tough Direct Drive Extruder Heatsink with V6 Hotend at a work bench.
2 Tough Direct Drive Extruder add gear_f.jpg
3 Tough Direct Drive Extruder add gear_g.jpg
4 Pancake Stepper Motor_a.jpg
5 Tough Direct Drive Extruder_c.jpg
6 Tough Direct Drive Extruder add gear_e.jpg
7 Tough Direct Drive Extruder add gear_h.jpg
8 Tough Direct Drive Extruder add gear_i.jpg
9 Tough Direct Drive Extruder add gear_d.jpg
10 Adjusting filament screw_k.jpg
11 Tough Direct Drive Extruder arm_j.jpg
12 Tough Direct Drive Extruder arm_L.jpg
13 Tough Direct Drive Extruder add gear_ii.jpg
14 Tough Direct Heatsink_Titanium Heatbreak_nozzle_o.jpg
15 Tough Direct Heatsink_Titanium Heatbreak_nozzle_n.jpg
16 Tough Direct Heatsink_Titanium Heatbreak_nozzle_p.jpg
17 Tough Direct Heatsink_Titanium Heatbreak_nozzle_q.jpg
18 Tough Direct Heatsink_Titanium Heatbreak_nozzle_r.jpg
19 Tough Direct Heatsink_Titanium Heatbreak_nozzle_tt.jpg

3) When making the new Hotend Cable I used the same E-Stepper Motor cable coming from the Control Box
which was to short to reach all the way to the new position of the new TH3D 1A Pancake Stepper Motor.
So I used the E-Extension Cable to reach the new Pancake Stepper Motor
and I did NOT use the cable that came with the TH3D 1A Pancake Stepper Motor.
Tough Extruder_Direct Heatsink_ Stepper Motor Wiring_d.jpg


4) Here is the wiring color code for the TH3D 1A Pancake Stepper Motor if you need it.
CR10 Pancake Stepper Cable Wiring_aJJJJ.jpg
See here for an Extension Cable (E) Kit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B9 ... UTF8&psc=1



5) Assemble the TH3D Tough Direct Drive Extruder with Heatsink
and V6 All-Metal Hotendto your 3D Printer.
21 Tough Direct Heatsink_Titanium Heatbreak_nozzle_Fan_s.jpg
20 Tough Direct Heatsink_Titanium Heatbreak_nozzle_u.jpg
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Re: Installing TH3D Tough Direct Drive Extruder with Heatsink and V6 Hotend (Upgraded CR10s 3D Printer)

Post by bob195558 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:54 am

6) After assembling to 3D Printer
TH3D Tough Extruder_Heatsink_V6_aa.jpg



Also see more photos here: https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopi ... 29&t=12397
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Installing TH3D Tough Direct Drive Heatsink Extruder with V6 All-Metal Hotend (Upgraded CR10s 3D Printer)

Post by bob195558 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:11 pm

7) I have the new EZBoard Lite V 1.2 control board installed
and with the newly installed TH3D Tough Direct Heatsink Extruder with V6 Hotend,
there is a need to select new firmware options.
Go here to see how and what these new firmware options which were uncommented:
https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopi ... 72#p148326


8) You will also need to set the EZABL distance setting (2mm space)
and reset the Z-Offset setting before running the new firmware.
Find some info here: https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopi ... 29&t=10815
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Installing TH3D Tough Direct Drive Heatsink Extruder with V6 All-Metal Hotend (Upgraded CR10s 3D Printer)

Post by bob195558 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:53 pm

9) The next thing you will want to do is to calibrate for your extruder estep value.
See here for how to do this possess: https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopi ... 29&t=12486
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Installing TH3D Tough Direct Drive Heatsink Extruder with V6 All-Metal Hotend (Upgraded CR10s 3D Printer)

Post by bob195558 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:03 pm

10) Next do your P.I.D. Autotuning for the Hotend.
Note: Normally you do Not need to do a P.I.D. Autotune for the heated print-bed.
Click here to see how I did mine: https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopi ... 29&t=12350
Amber Tape_Silicone Sock.jpg


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11) This is how I made adjustments to locate the Nozzle to the center of the Print-Bed.
Print coin for alignment_a.jpg

To help make adjustments to calibrate Nozzle to the center of print-bed
you may want to print this coin with a + on it.

1) Go to: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3385263
2)) Then "Download All Files", unzip "Multi-color_Decision_Coins_for_Single_Extruder" and open "files" folder.
3) Select the file "CoinXO" and open it in your Slicer program.
4) Flip coin over to the + side up and create Gcode file.

This is what I used with the Simplify-3D slicer, my files:
Plus Coin to Center Bed.zip
(214.73 KiB) Downloaded 11 times
)
Plus Coin for Alignment of 3D Printer_a.jpg
5) 3D print this + coin and take location measurements.
6) Make adjustments to make the coin to be printed in the center of the Print-Bed.
7) You may need to adjust the X and Y Home-Micro-Switches and the data in the firmware too.
8) See where in the firmware below for more info:

// HOME OFFSET ADJUSTMENT --------------------------
// If you need to adjust your XY home offsets from defaults then you can uncomment the HOME_ADJUST line below and enter your
// custom XY offsets. This is provided for convenience and is unsupported with included product support.
// How to use - measure (home XY then jog using the LCD 1mm at a time) the X and Y distance the nozzle is off
// the build plate and then put those as NEGATIVE values below, positive values will NOT work (move your endstops to fix a positve offset).
#define HOME_ADJUST
#define X_HOME_LOCATION -10
#define Y_HOME_LOCATION -10


9) May be a help to view my setting for the (EZBoard Lite) EZFirmware
for my Upgraded CR10 Printer: https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopi ... 29&t=12568

Adjustments to locate the Nozzle to the center of the Print-Bed:
https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopi ... 73#p150473
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Re: Installing TH3D Tough Direct Drive Extruder with Heatsink and V6 Hotend (Upgraded CR10s 3D Printer)

Post by bob195558 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:39 pm

11) With the CR10 series of 3D Printers, you may want to do a mod to the Y-axis.
This will help with being able to use the full area of your Print-bed surface.
See here how I improved the Y-axis travel: https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopi ... 29&t=12325
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Re: Installing TH3D Tough Direct Drive Extruder with Heatsink and V6 Hotend (Upgraded CR10s 3D Printer)

Post by midelic » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:55 am

My next project will be this one.
https://www.instructables.com/id/RCServ ... ect-Drive/
I already bought the parts.I will use a 4.5Kg-cm(torque) servo-26 grams .A pancake stepper motor 2.5 kg-cm is over 200grams
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Installing TH3D Tough Direct Drive Heatsink Extruder with V6 All-Metal Hotend (Upgraded CR10s 3D Printer)

Post by bob195558 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:46 am

midelic wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:55 am
My next project will be this one.
https://www.instructables.com/id/RCServ ... ect-Drive/
I already bought the parts.I will use a 4.5Kg-cm(torque) servo-26 grams .A pancake stepper motor 2.5 kg-cm is over 200grams
Let us know how it works out.

Looks like there are NO fans for cooling being used, is this correct ?
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Post by bob195558 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:29 am

Also I have done several other upgrades to my CR10, see here: https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=129
Er9x on 9x radio, with Smartieparts Programmer and TelemetrEZ Board.
ErSky9x on Taranis, Sky9x, 9Xtreme radios.
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