The All Metal Hotend was another upgrade I got from my wife for Christmas of 2017. I sat on it until the other night when I finally got up the nerve to install it. While fairly simple to install it does involve fully taking apart the extruder (the part of the printer that feeds the filament, heats it and pushes it through the nozzle). So in theory you could do it wrong and ruin your printer.
This upgrade came from a reliable company called Micro Swiss who specialize in making upgrades for various 3D printers.
I watched a couple of videos in addition to reading the instructions and felt comfortable doing in the install. It involved taking the two fans off, unscrewing the fan heat sink to reveal the extruder / cooling block. Detaching the extruder from the hot end. Then removing the thermal barrier tube and nozzle. Then putting all the new parts (nozzle, thermal barrier tube, cooling block). At one point a part needs to be 1.7mm apart… that was a challenge. And in fact I ended up taking the whole thing apart a few times before getting it sitting right.
My name is Chris Duffield. I live in New Brunswick Canada where I am the co-owner of a Comic and Board Game store. Along with the inspiration of my loving wife Jessica and aid of my assistant Harry (he’s a cat) I’m looking to have a space to share my hobbies and chronicle the process of creation.