N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

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N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby detroitus » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:18 pm

I recently ordered a new hot end assembly to keep as a spare for my N2 and when it arrived it had this lovely silicon sock on it. Pleasant surprise!

So my question is, why are these not yet available to purchase on their own if they are being sent out with new hot ends? And when will they be? I'd love to get some for the hot ends I am already running as well as keep a couple extras on hand.
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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby Stanislav » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:34 pm

Interesting
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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby Casale8 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:00 pm

detroitus wrote:I recently ordered a new hot end assembly to keep as a spare for my N2 and when it arrived it had this lovely silicon sock on it. Pleasant surprise!

So my question is, why are these not yet available to purchase on their own if they are being sent out with new hot ends? And when will they be? I'd love to get some for the hot ends I am already running as well as keep a couple extras on hand.


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Second the question!
Would it fit a nozzle for the N2 Dual?
Are they just a shipping implement?
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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby Jetguy » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:54 pm

Casale8 wrote:Would it fit a nozzle for the N2 Dual?
Are they just a shipping implement?


I cannot speak for the second question- that's all them on how they sell or bundle them, but the first one, the picture and the entire topic is, this is a brand new V2 N2 hotend (dual or single) so yes, it fits your N2 dual.

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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby Casale8 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:44 pm

Right on, Thanks Jetguy
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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:55 pm

The N series hotends are starting being installed with this new cover from now. And we will open the sale of these covers to be ordered separately very soon.

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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby detroitus » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:17 pm

Awesome. Thanks, Vicky! I think many of us are looking forward to being able to order these items individually.

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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby zemlin » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:45 pm

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:The N series hotends are starting being installed with this new cover from now. And we will open the sale of these covers to be ordered separately very soon.

Almost 6 weeks have passed. Is it going to be "Very Soon" very soon?

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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby Alex M. » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:35 am

We broke down and just purchased a spare hotend. Even though it didn’t mention a silicone sock it did come with one. :)

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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby EldRick » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:12 am

"And we will open the sale of these covers to be ordered separately very soon."

Is "very soon" 2018, or is it like the camera for the N2, promised, but never delivered?

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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby Anubis » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:50 pm

Just wanted to echo my desire to see these released for sale. I'd buy a bunch of them as soon as they were available; my own silicone sock starting to look really sad. https://imgur.com/iOQPH2K

On a tangentially related note, why are the BuildTak sheets for the N2 $60 in the Raise store? I remember them being cheaper. The 12 x 12" sheets from the BuildTak site are $20.

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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby detroitus » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:29 pm

Anubis wrote:Just wanted to echo my desire to see these released for sale. I'd buy a bunch of them as soon as they were available; my own silicone sock starting to look really sad. https://imgur.com/iOQPH2K

On a tangentially related note, why are the BuildTak sheets for the N2 $60 in the Raise store? I remember them being cheaper. The 12 x 12" sheets from the BuildTak site are $20.


The BuildTak printing surface for the N2 used to be $34.99. At least it was when I last ordered on in April. That was already a bit pricey. $59.99 is just insane. Hopefully it's just a type-o. Otherwise, Raise3d is smoking something if they think people are going to pay those kind of prices for something we don't even need, and could easily get cheaper elsewhere.
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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby Alex M. » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:42 pm

WOW! That's crazy to charge $60 for a sheet of BuildTak. I just purchased one on 7/3/18 and it was $34.99! That's just a crazy price increase.

I also thought it was interesting that BuildTak (directly) only sells the FlexPlate system in that size but not the individual BuildTak sheets. :?

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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby EldRick » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:09 pm

That makes the price of PEI sheets look much more reasonable.

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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:31 am

The reason why we adjust the price of build surface is that we want to involve the shipping cost into this item.

The silicone cover for hot end will start its pre-sale as one of the upgrade components for N series printer by the end of next week.

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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby detroitus » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:33 pm

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:The reason why we adjust the price of build surface is that we want to involve the shipping cost into this item.


A 71.5% increase in price seems pretty extreme to "involve the shipping cost." Besides, does that mean that if we were to order multiple sheets of BuildTak in the same order that we would get a large discount since they would all be shipping together? Somehow I doubt it.

I know that shipping amounts vary, but last time I ordered BuildTak from you guys the shipping only cost me $16 (compared to the $25 price jump) and several other items were packaged along with it, so I think it's safe to say that this is one product I will no longer be obtaining from Raise3d.

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Re: N-Series Hot End Silicon Socks

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:05 pm

We do appreciate your comments.
We will update the price of the build surface for multiple purchase as soon as possible.


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