|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|
Hey great setup you got there. I just ordered a Dragon hotend so that I can print higher temperature plastics but also because I really like their engineering combining the mosquito and the v6. Have you had any experience printing more exotic filaments? Also I read it is preferable to mount it without the v6 adapter that it comes with so that is more reliable. Have you tried different mounts?
Keep up the good work.
Hello Michael, thanks :)
From exotic filaments I printed only PP (Polypropylene) and there were no problems.
For dragon i used all parts, you can see second picture in gallery. And I'm glad you bought it - you will be very happy with it :)
Hi! Cool site, thanks for sharing :)
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"