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Silicone boot
#1
Is anyone using a silicone hotend boot, and will the e3D one fit my new Prom. Is it useful?
 
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#2
Do you mean the silicone sleeve for E3D hot-ends? I don't think they'll fit the Prometheus hot-end. I have couple of the sleeves installed on couple E3D hot-ends, one hot-end is a clone and the sleeve kept coming off because the heater block isn't proper size. I resorted to using some metal wire to keep the sleeve in place.

For Prometheus, the sleeve would probable need to be modified somewhat, the heater block is bit different shape.

One option could be to try something like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10Pc-3mm-Thick...SwnK9ZSiYe
I have no experience with those, though...
 
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(08-15-2017, 05:53 AM)spegelius Wrote: Do you mean the silicone sleeve for E3D hot-ends? I don't think they'll fit the Prometheus hot-end. I have couple of the sleeves installed on couple E3D hot-ends, one hot-end is a clone and the sleeve kept coming off because the heater block isn't proper size. I resorted to using some metal wire to keep the sleeve in place.

For Prometheus, the sleeve would probable need to be modified somewhat, the heater block is bit different shape.

One option could be to try something like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10Pc-3mm-Thick...SwnK9ZSiYe
I have no experience with those, though...

Does anyone believe the insulation is worth doing with the Prom design? I'm a newb.
 
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#4
Well I've used Prometheus hot-end for few months now and it's been working fine temperature wise. Only reason to have a silicone sleeve would be to prevent filament clinging to the hot-end, possible making bit cleaner prints. And save a bit energy, of course...
 
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