MK8 socks

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  • #51837

    Jeffeb3
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    I bought three of these MK8 silicon socks from Alibaba. I only needed one. If someone has an MP3DP and an MK8 extruder and needs a sock, I’ll mail it to you in a regular envelope. PM me.

    #51845

    Bill
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    I’ve been thinking of upgrading the E3Dv6 head I have on the MP3DP just so I could put one of the socks on. The E3D sock doesn’t fit their older heads, you have to have the new one with the different temp sensor.

    #51853

    Barry
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    The hot end condoms do wear out over time.  I’m on my fourth on my e3d.

    #70172

    Dan
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    What are they for?

    #70183

    Jeffeb3
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    They keep the filamemt from sticking to the nozzle or heater block. They also insulate a bit, which keeps the printed parts from overheating and keeps the heater block at a more even temperature.

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    #70184

    Barry
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    Helps insulate the hot end, and keeps filament from sticking to the hot end.  E3d started making them last year I think, and theirs actually cover the nozzle as well.  Usually makes for a cleaner print since the filament can’t stick to the nozzle and pull strings everywhere.  Like I said though, after a while the heat starts to degrade the silicone and it starts to crumble.

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