I’ve been considering upgrading from the Lite6 extruder to the V6 (1.75 Universal) so I can print materials like PETG and nylon, but I had a few questions and was wondering if anyone else had already made the switch?
I also didn’t know if there was a significant change in size from the Lite6 to the V6 that would cause the x-carriage or the extruder drive to need to be redesigned? I’ve included links to the documentation for both, but I was unable to find an assembly drawing for the Lite6, so I couldn’t determine the difference in length between the two hotends. The bottom of each page contains the technical drawings.
Finally, I want to make sure that I buy the right kit. I plan to use the electronics in the Lite6 in the V6. Do I need to buy the entire V6 kit or can I get by buying the metal-only hotend? As far as I can tell the metal-only hotend should be fine, but I wasn’t sure if I would need anything else like thermal paste or PTFE tubing.