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Blackbox ToolChanger Kit - CE - Configurable

$1,499.99

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Batch 2 - ETA 2-3 weeks from 02/11/2024

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Meet Blackbox - An extremely capable open source tool changing platform. The community edition is configurable with up to 5 water cooled tools and your choice of hot end options.

Blackbox Toolchanger Kit - CE - Community Edition

See the dedicated wiki here

Visit the GitHub page here

Blackbox is a fully open source design years in the making. Proven results over multiple iterations creates a solid foundation for a community driven machine limited only by our imaginations.

What is the "Community Edition?"

The community edition is a standard Blackbox build optimized for ease-of-assembly and accessibility. It follows the original BOM, assembly guide, and CAD models.

Enjoy the fruits of our labor over the last 12 months in an effort to bring you an easy sourcing experience without the added cost of shipping from dozens of vendors!

Want to see details on a particular item included in this kit? All of these products are listed separately here at KB3D!

Features:

Mechanical:

300x300x275(Z) build area - Extremely Space efficient machine size vs build size when compared to other Tool Changers

CoreXY Motion System - Intuitive belt routing with easy to use tensioning system.

Belt Driven Z-Axis - Extremely fast belted Z axis with counterweight system.

Tool-Changing - Up to 5 chassis mounted tools

  - FDM = Up to 5 direct drive FDM tool heads with excellent positional accuracy via kinematic coupling. Support for multiple hot end configurations.

Unique X-axis mounted extruder motor saves cost and complexity

Silicone nozzle wiping and sealing

Enclosure - Fully enclosed build volume (Hood Coming Soon)

REPRAP - Designed in the spirit of Reprap utilizing easily obtainable and 3D printable parts.

Water Cooling - Passive water cooling of all tools at all times in addition to a passively cooled extruder stepper

Fully automated tool offset configuration using the late Danal Estes TAMV alignment system run from a Raspberry Pi.

Heated Bed - Mains heated and ultra flat with options for embedded magnets

Electronics:

Wiring - Designed with clean and functional wiring in mind

Duet 3 Electronics

Automatic Bed Leveling and Z-Offset Calibration

24V, 12V and 5V power sources for extreme flexibility

Blackstop Hall Effect Sensors

Tool lock position end stop - never drop a tool!

This machine looks intimidating, can I build one?

Yes, but maybe. Blackbox has some new (to most) design elements that will push you to learn about systems you may not have dealt with before. In general though, the recommendations from other DIY printer build communities translate well. Those are typically as follows:

  • This probably shouldn’t be your first 3D printer. There are always exceptions, but the experience you have will likely lean on your previously acquired skills from using and maintaining other machines.
  • Despite our best efforts to guide you along, every machine will be different. From the quality of the printed parts to the nuances of your particular configuration. You should be comfortable with the fact that your attention to detail and where-with-all will determine the final product.
  • If you’re like most, you will learn a ton, and probably pick up some new tools to make your life easier. Learning takes time, and so will your build. This is not an 8 hour build!

We have a well-established community full of friendly, helpful, and skilled members that can help you with any hurdles along the way. The documentation at Git and the Wiki (linked above)will be your number one resource for nearly everything.

Configurator Guide:

Step 1: Required Items

These sub-kits are required for any CE build and are not optional!

Step 2: FDM Tool Type & Quantity

1. Standard - Aluminum machined parts specific to the Kraken or other smooth heat breaks - Can accept V6 style hot blocks

2. Threaded - Aluminum machined parts specific to the RepRap 6x1.0 threaded heat breaks - Can accept V6 style hot blocks

3. Revo - Aluminum machined parts specifically for E3D Revo (CE STANDARD)

Step 3: FDM Tool Quantity (Hardware Kits)

1. FDM Tool Hardware Kit - Includes all parts required for (1) complete FDM tool (CE STANDARD)

2. Blackbox FDM Tool Fastener Kit - Includes all hardwire required for (1) complete FDM tool (CE STANDARD)

3. FDM Tool Umbilical Wire harness - Pre crimped and jacketed wire harness for (1) FDM Tool (CE STANDARD)

4. PTFE Reverse Bowden Tubing - 3 Meters per each - 0.8 Meters required per FDM Tool (CE STANDARD)

Step 4: Heated Bed Type & Accessories:

YOU MUST CHOOSE FROM THE OPTIONS FOR THE 300MM/305MM SIZE!

1. Mandala Rose Works Printer Bed

  - 1a. Ultraflat - Requires the use of a magnetic build plate sheet for flex plate use (CE STANDARD)

  - 1b. Ultraflat Magbed - Premium option - Extremely strong embedded magnets

2. KB3D Dual Sided Textured PEI Build Plate - 305mm - Your new favorite build plate! (CE STANDARD)

3. KB3D Magnetic Flex Sheet - Required for builds that use the ultraflat (Non Magbed option) above. (CE STANDARD)

Step 5: Tool Lock Options:

1. Standard Tool Lock Kit for Blackbox - The only currently available option - Nema 8 (CE STANDARD)

Step 6: Stepper Motor Type:

1. Standard Stepper Motor Kit - Applicable to a majority of builds (CE STANDARD)

2. High Temp Stepper Motor Kit - Ideal for higher chamber temperatures

Step 7: Heater Block Type & Quantity:

1. V6 Aluminum - Lightweight option for use up to 300C 

2. V6 Copper - For use up to 500C

3. Revo 40W - For use up to 300C (CE STANDARD)

4. Revo 60W - Higher Flow for use up to 300C

Step 8: Heater Block Socks:

1. V6 Standard - 3 Pack

2. V6 Pro - 3 Pack

Step 9: Heat Break Type & Quantity:

Going with Revo? You don't need one! (CE STANDARD)

1. Kraken / Chimera - Stainless Steel - For use with "Standard" FDM Tool Types

2. Stainless - Economy option - For use with "Threaded" FDM Tool Types

3. Titanium - High Performance - For use with "Threaded" FDM Tool Types

4. Bi-Metallic - High Performance - For use with "Threaded" FDM Tool Types

Step 10: Heater Type & Quantity:

Going with Revo? You don't need one! (CE STANDARD)

1. E3D 40W - Economy Option

2. Slice 50W - Higher Flow Premium Option

3. Slice Industrial 50W - Higher Flow Premium Option with thinner leads

4. E3D High Precision 40W - Premium Option

Step 11: Thermistor Type & Quantity:

Going with Revo? You don't need one! (CE STANDARD)

1. Slice 300C - For most materials

2. Slice PT1000 - For higher accuracy at higher temperatures

3. Slice Type K Thermocouple - Premium option for more use-cases - Requires additional hardware

Step 12: Nozzle Type & Quantity:

We have intentionally listed only basic options! See our 'Nozzle' category for hundreds of options!

1. V6 Brass - For Standard and Threaded heat break types

2. Revo Brass - For Revo FDM tools (CE STANDARD)

Step 13: Enclosure Style:

1. Standard - For builds without a display or a different display.

2. With PanelDue7i - For builds using the PanelDue 7i Touch Display (below) (CE STANDARD)

Step 14: Add a PanelDue Touch Display?:

Select this option as per step 13! (CE STANDARD)

Step 15: Duet Electronics:

1. Do you need a Duet 3 6HC Main Board? (CE STANDARD)

2. Duet 3 3HC Expansion Board - 1 Required for builds that exceed 2 total FDM Tools

3. Duet CAN-FD Cable - 0.5M - 1 Required for builds that exceed 2 total FDM Tools

4. Ember Prototypes CNC Camera - Required for automated or semi-automated tool offset calibration (CE STANDARD)

Step 16: Wiring:

1. Select for a complete FEP wire harness kit - 99% Plug-and-Play when using CE Standard options (CE STANDARD)

Step 17: Need a Raspberry Pi?:

1. Raspberry Pi 4B 1GB - Required for all builds (CE STANDARD)

Step 18: Tools + Supplies:

1. Loctite 222ms - For M5 and smaller fasteners - Required during assembly

2. HSS Reamer Set - Your new best friend when post-processing prints and parts!

3. HSS Taper Hand Tap Set - Required during assembly

4. Insta-Cure CA Glue - Suggested during assembly

5. M5x0.5 FINE THREAD Hand Tap - Required during assembly

BBK-KB3D-CE

Base Product Kit includes

Product Options

Blackbox Kit - Required Items

Blackbox Aluminum Printer Motion Kit - CE

Blackbox Aluminum Printer Motion Kit - CE

$147.99 $133.19 Pack content
Blackbox Fastener Kit - CE - Complete

Blackbox Fastener Kit - CE - Complete

$229.99 $206.99 Pack content
Linear Shaft Kit for Blackbox

Linear Shaft Kit for Blackbox

$21.49 $19.34 Pack content
Water Cooling BOM Kit for Blackbox - CE

Water Cooling BOM Kit for Blackbox - CE

$86.49 $77.84 Pack content
LDO Blackbox Linear Rail Kit - Complete

LDO Blackbox Linear Rail Kit - Complete

$179.99 $161.99 Pack content

Blackbox Kit - FDM Tool Type & Quantity

Blackbox Kit - FDM Tool Quantity (Hardware Kits)

FDM Tool Hardware Kit for Blackbox

FDM Tool Hardware Kit for Blackbox

$56.99 $51.29 Pack content
Blackbox Fastener Kit - CE - FDM Tool

Blackbox Fastener Kit - CE - FDM Tool

$9.29 $8.36 Pack content
Linneo FDM Tool Umbilical Harness - 4 Wire

Linneo FDM Tool Umbilical Harness - 4 Wire

$8.79 $7.91
PTFE Reverse Bowden Tubing - 3mm x 4mm - 3 Meter Length

PTFE Reverse Bowden Tubing - 3mm x 4mm - 3 Meter Length

$6.49 $5.84

Blackbox Kit - Heated Bed Type & Accessories

Mandala Rose Works Printer Bed - CHOOSE FROM 300MM SIZES!

Mandala Rose Works Printer Bed - CHOOSE FROM 300MM SIZES!

$119.99 $107.99
KB3D Flex Build Plate Magnetic Base - Multiple Sizes

KB3D Flex Build Plate Magnetic Base - Multiple Sizes

$2.99 $2.69
KB3D Flex Build Plate - Dual Sided - Textured - PEI - Black - 0.5mm

KB3D Flex Build Plate - Dual Sided - Textured - PEI - Black - 0.5mm

$21.99 $19.79

Blackbox Kit - Tool Lock Options

Blackbox Kit - Stepper Motor Type

Blackbox Kit - Heater Block Type & Quantity

E3D V6 Heater Block - Aluminum

E3D V6 Heater Block - Aluminum

$13.49 $12.14
E3D V6 Heater Block - Plated Copper

E3D V6 Heater Block - Plated Copper

$24.99 $22.49
E3D Rapid Change Revo Heater Core - With Spring - 24V - 40W

E3D Rapid Change Revo Heater Core - With Spring - 24V - 40W

$32.99 $29.69
E3D Rapid Change Revo Heater Core - High Flow - 24V - 60W

E3D Rapid Change Revo Heater Core - High Flow - 24V - 60W

$44.99 $40.49

Blackbox Kit - Heater Socks

E3D V6 Silicone Socks - Pack of 3 - Standard

E3D V6 Silicone Socks - Pack of 3 - Standard

$5.95 $5.36
E3D V6 Silicone Socks - Pack of 3 - Pro

E3D V6 Silicone Socks - Pack of 3 - Pro

$5.95 $5.36

Blackbox Kit - Heat Break Type & Quantity

E3D Kraken / Chimera Heat Break - 1.75

E3D Kraken / Chimera Heat Break - 1.75

$14.99 $13.49
E3D Stainless Steel Heat Break - V6 - 1.75mm

E3D Stainless Steel Heat Break - V6 - 1.75mm

$9.99 $8.99
E3D Titanium Heat Break - V6 - 1.75mm

E3D Titanium Heat Break - V6 - 1.75mm

$19.99 $17.99
Slice Engineering Copperhead RepRap 1.75 Heat Break

Slice Engineering Copperhead RepRap 1.75 Heat Break

$29.99 $26.99

Blackbox Kit - Heater Type & Quantity

E3D 24V 40W Heater Cartridge

E3D 24V 40W Heater Cartridge

$9.49 $8.54
Slice Engineering Mosquito 50W Heater - 24V

Slice Engineering Mosquito 50W Heater - 24V

$19.99 $17.99
Slice Engineering Industrial Heater - 50W - 24V

Slice Engineering Industrial Heater - 50W - 24V

$19.99 $17.99
E3D High Precision / Premium Heater Cartridge - 24V - 40W

E3D High Precision / Premium Heater Cartridge - 24V - 40W

$21.99 $19.79

Blackbox Kit - Thermistor Type & Quantity

Slice Engineering 300C Thermistor

Slice Engineering 300C Thermistor

$26.99 $24.29
Slice Engineering RTD PT1000 Thermistor

Slice Engineering RTD PT1000 Thermistor

$29.99 $26.99
Slice Engineering Type K Thermocouple - Multiple Styles

Slice Engineering Type K Thermocouple - Multiple Styles

$19.99 $17.99

Blackbox Kit - Nozzle Type & Quantity

E3D V6 Nozzle - Brass - 0.4mm - 1.75

E3D V6 Nozzle - Brass - 0.4mm - 1.75

$6.99 $6.29
E3D Rapid Change Revo Nozzle - Brass - Various Sizes

E3D Rapid Change Revo Nozzle - Brass - Various Sizes

$22.99 $20.69

Blackbox Kit - Enclosure Style

Enclosure Kit - Acrylic - Multiple Styles

Enclosure Kit - Acrylic - Multiple Styles

$143.99 $129.59
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Add a PanelDue Touch Display?

Duet PanelDue Touch Display

Duet PanelDue Touch Display

$114.99 $103.49

Blackbox Kit - Duet Electronics

Duet 3 Main Controller Board - 6HC

Duet 3 Main Controller Board - 6HC

$249.99 $224.99
Duet 3 Expansion Extension Board - 3HC

Duet 3 Expansion Extension Board - 3HC

$124.99 $112.49
Duet CAN-FD Cable - Multiple Styles

Duet CAN-FD Cable - Multiple Styles

$4.99 $4.49
Ember Prototypes CXC Camera Assisted XY Calibration Tool

Ember Prototypes CXC Camera Assisted XY Calibration Tool

$49.99 $44.99

Blackbox Kit - Wiring

Linneo Wire Harness + BOM Kit

Linneo Wire Harness + BOM Kit

$187.99 $169.19

Full Kit Exclusive! - Need a Raspberry Pi SBC?

Raspberry Pi 4B Single Board Computer - Multiple RAM Sizes

Raspberry Pi 4B Single Board Computer - Multiple RAM Sizes

$74.99 $56.24
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Blackbox Kit - Tools + Supplies

Loctite Threadlocker 222ms - Low Strength - Purple - Mil Spec - 6mL

Loctite Threadlocker 222ms - Low Strength - Purple - Mil Spec - 6mL

$7.19 $6.47
High Speed Steel Straight Shank Reamer Set - Metric - 2-10mm

High Speed Steel Straight Shank Reamer Set - Metric - 2-10mm

$29.99 $26.99
High Speed Steel Taper Hand Tap Set - 6 Piece - Metric

High Speed Steel Taper Hand Tap Set - 6 Piece - Metric

$15.99 $14.39
Bob Smith Industries Insta-Cure + CA Super Glue - 1oz

Bob Smith Industries Insta-Cure + CA Super Glue - 1oz

$6.99 $6.29
High Speed Steel Taper Hand Tap - M5x0.5mm - Fine Thread

High Speed Steel Taper Hand Tap - M5x0.5mm - Fine Thread

$6.79 $6.11
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