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Anet A8 Mods – How to Make Your Own Heat Block Cover

How to make your own heat block cover

– don’t let the cooling fan spoil your prints

What Anet A8 mods have you done?

All FFF 3d printers use a similar technology, the heatblock.

anet a8 mods - covered nozzle
one of the most important parts – the nozzle

This is the way they get the filament from the standard 1.75mm or 3mm down to the 0.4mm to create your model.
The heat block is a lump of metal with a 12v ( normally – there are 24v ones) heater cartridge and a thermistor, to report the temperature.
These lumps of metal are hung below the printhead.
As the filament comes out of the nozzle and bonds with the layer below by melting into it. Continue reading Anet A8 Mods – How to Make Your Own Heat Block Cover