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 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.
The community edition is a standard Blackbox build. 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!
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:
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 Dozuki will be your number one resource for nearly everything. Head over to the assembly guide to get your feet wet.
Absolutely. Blackbox is free to the world, courtesy of Marc Schoemann (Founder) and the development team. We encourage everyone to give back to the project however possible. Here are some ideas:
Join the community Here
Our Dozuki page along with our Discord should be your destination for all announcements and official documentation. We have satellite pages all over the web in varying states of out-dated. Blackbox has been a long term project with multiple iterations to achieve refinement. We are actively working to update all other blogs/pages.
Base Product Kit includes
Includes: (1) X Carriage, (1) Idle Tool Cooler, (2) Belt Clamps, and (1) T-Lock. Manufactured by Mandala Rose Works for the Blackbox Toolchanging 3D Printer from 6061 Aluminum.
Blackbox Aluminum Printer Motion Kit - CE
This assorted kit of metric hardware contains all (with extras!) nuts / bolts/ screws / inserts necessary to assemble a CE Edition Blackbox Toolchanging 3D Printer.
Blackbox Fastener Kit - CE - Complete
This Kit comes with all linear shafts & rods needed for a complete Blackbox build less those related to tool count. Made from DIN100CR6 bearing steel, these shafts / rods / axles have a tight diameter tolerance with a Rockwell Scale hardness of HRC60.
Linear Shaft Kit for Blackbox
This kit of fittings, tubing, fans and hardware is for use with the Blackbox CE (Community Edition) and includes high quality products with proven results.
Water Cooling BOM Kit for Blackbox - CE
This complete Linear Rail kit from LDO Motors comes complete with all linear rails/guides needed to build your own Blackbox Toolchanging 3D Printer. Includes MGN12H Carriages. All guides are precision cut to the correct lengths for easy installation. Black in color, of course!
LDO Blackbox Linear Rail Kit - Complete
This hardware kit includes the universal pieces required to add (1) additional FDM tool to the Blackbox toolchanging 3D Printer.
FDM Tool Hardware Kit for Blackbox
This assorted kit of metric hardware contains all (with extras!) fasteners necessary to assemble an FDM tool for the Blackbox Toolchanging 3D Printer.
Blackbox Fastener Kit - CE - FDM Tool
Mandala Rose Works offers this line of "UltraFlat" printer beds for Voron machines in 5083 aluminum cast tooling plate. Available with or without the "MagBed" option for all build sizes.
Mandala Rose Works Printer Bed - 300MM REQUIRED - UltraFlat or MagBed
This kit from Mandala Rose Works includes the parts and hardware necessary to mount your bed in a kinematically coupled system for the purposes of handling the thermal expansion of your bed as it heats. For use with 6mm - 10mm bed thicknesses.
Matched Height Kinematic Mounting Kit by Mandala Rose Works
Manufactured by Keenovo, KB3D's MinMax Silicone heaters for Voron V2.4 and Trident offer full coverage heating at 120V.
KB3D "MinMax" 120V Silicone Heater for Blackbox - 300mm
This silicone heater from Keenovo measures 240x240mm square and offers 600W of heating power at 120V. It comes standard with a high temperature 3m adhesive backing for mounting to nearly any build plate. Includes integrated NTC 100k thermistor.
Keenovo Silicone Heater - 240x240 - 600W - 120V
This Omron Automation and Safety solid state relay has an input voltage of 5-24V and a current rating of 10 amps. It is configured as SPST-NO with screw terminal wire attachments. This is a chassis mount relay.
Omron Solid State Relay - G3NA-210B-UTU - SSR
This aluminum V6 heater block is a core part of the E3D ecosystem as the standard hot block. It includes an M3 grub screw to secure a cartridge-style thermistor, PT100 or thermocouple. Also includes an M3 dome head screw to clamp the heater cartridge and a pair of the needed hex keys.
E3D V6 Heater Block - Aluminum
This nickel plated copper V6 heater block is an upgrade offered from E3D over the standard aluminum block. It can support higher flow due to increased conductivity and printing temperatures up to 500C. It includes an M3 grub screw to secure a cartridge-style thermistor, PT100 or thermocouple. Also includes an M3 dome head screw to clamp the heater cartridge and a pair of the needed hex keys.
E3D V6 Heater Block - Plated Copper
Made of a Nickel plated Copper alloy, this affordable hot block from Slice Engineering is capable of temperatures up to 450C allowing reliable printing of any FDM material. Designed to be well suited for printing flexibles! Sold Each.
Slice Engineering Copperhead Hot Block
Standard V6 silicone socks are made to insulate the heater block and nozzle for more efficient, stable thermal performance. Made from an inherently non-stick high-temperature silicone, these socks help keep your nozzles and block free from plastic residue. Sold in packs of three.
E3D V6 Silicone Socks - Pack of 3 - Standard
Pro silicone socks are made to insulate the heater block and nozzle for more efficient, stable thermal performance. The pro sock goes a step further than the standard sock, covering the majority of the nozzle, leaving just the tip exposed. Sold in packs of three.
E3D V6 Silicone Socks - Pack of 3 - Pro
Rated to 290C, this silicone sock for the Slice Engineering Copperhead is made from cured silicone with an anti-stick coating. Protect your hotend from failures and avoid heat loss with the well-engineered boot.
Slice Engineering Copperhead Silicone Boot
Genuine E3D Stainless Steel heat break for use with Kraken and Chimera.
E3D Kraken / Chimera Heat Break - 1.75
E3D's stainless steel heat break for use with the standard V6 hot end. Uses an M6x1.0 thread.
E3D Stainless Steel Heat Break - V6 - 1.75mm
E3D's Titanium heat breaks offer superior insulation of your hot end
E3D Titanium Heat Break - V6 - 1.75mm
This bi metallic heat break adapts a Slice Engineering Copperhead hot end to any standard RepRap heat sink. Comptaible with E3D, Prusa, and many others.
Slice Engineering Copperhead RepRap 1.75 Heat Break
This genuine heater cartridge from E3D is designed for 24V systems and offers 40W of heating capacity. It is white in color and terminated with pre crimped ferrules for easy and safe installation.
E3D 24V 40W Heater Cartridge
At 50 watts of heating capacity, the Slice Engineering Mosquito heater cartridge is able to maintain hot block temperatures up to it's rating of 450 degrees celcius. For use as a spare part or combining with our other products for a truly unlimited hot end.
Slice Engineering Mosquito 50W Heater - 24V
This industrial heater from Slice Engineering is rated for high operating temperatures and designed for continuous operation in an enclosed heated chamber. State of the art, robust construction with internally connected terminal pins inside the cartridge provide for the ultimate in safety and reliability.
Slice Engineering Industrial Heater - 50W - 24V
This genuine heater cartridge from E3D is designed for 24V systems and offers 40W of heating capacity. It is green in color and features a rounder cartridge for more consistent contact and heat transfer with the heater block.
E3D High Precision / Premium Heater Cartridge - 24V - 40W
E3D cartridge type thermistors use a Semitec 104NT sensor potted in a cylindrical stainless steel cartridge with a highly conductive ceramic based adhesive.
E3D Thermistor Cartridge - Temperature Sensor
Designed for the Slice Engineering Mosquito and Mosquito Magnum, this accurate thermistor is also easy to install on virtually any printer. Capable of precision temperature reporting from room temperature to 300 degrees celcius. Supplied with a generous 2 meters of bare leads.
Slice Engineering 300C Thermistor
Pt1000 Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) uses a platinum resistor for the ultimate in temperature sensing performance. Works with Duet 3 and other high amperage boards out of the box. Perfect for any Pt1000-compatible 3D printers.
Slice Engineering RTD PT1000 Thermistor
Print at higher temperatures and improve accuracy with a Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD). PT100 RTD's use a platinum resistor for the ultimate in temperature sensing performance.
Slice Engineering RTD PT100 Thermistor Sensor Probe
These Type K Thermocouples from Slice Engineering offer a solution for temperature sensing applications requiring accuracy, reliability, and a wide temperature range. This is why we love them for 3D Printing.
Slice Engineering Type K Thermocouple - Multiple Styles
Slice Engineering's Vanadium steel nozzles offer a lifetime warranty against abrasion to handle the most aggressive materials on the market. Carbon, glass, metal, and wood filled filaments are no match for this hardened and tempered nozzle with a wear resistant, plastic repellent coating. Available in 5 different orifice sizes.
Slice Engineering Vanadium Nozzle - Various Sizes
Slice Engineering's BridgeMaster nozzles offer a copper alloy core and a carbide based surface coating to bring you a nozzle with excellent bridging capabilities as well as wear resistance to abrasive filaments. Compatible with all standard threaded heater blocks. Available in 11 different orifice sizes.
Slice Engineering Bridgemaster Nozzle - Various Sizes
This Genuine E3D V6 nozzle in brass is designed for use with 1.75mm diameter filament and has an orifice size of 0.4mm. Brass nozzles offer smooth and consistent flow and are best suited for non-abrasive filaments.
E3D V6 Nozzle - Brass - 0.4mm - 1.75
Bondtech's CHT™ nozzles split the filament into 3 thinner strands allowing to melt the material from within. In doing so, the material melts faster and higher flow rates can be realized. Made of nickel coated brass.
Bondtech CHT Nozzle - Plated Brass - 1.75 - Various Sizes
This Genuine E3D V6 nozzle in nickel plated copper is designed for use with 1.75mm diameter filament and has an orifice size of 0.4mm. Copper nozzles offer superior thermal conductivity and can safely print at temperatures up to 500C for high temperature 3D printing.
E3D V6 Nozzle - Plated Copper - 0.4mm - 1.75
This Genuine E3D V6 "Nozzle X" is produced in a nickel plated specialized tool steel and is designed for use with 1.75mm diameter filament. It can withstand extremely high printing temperatures and/or abrasive filament without degradation. It also features a nano-coating that eliminates material build-up. This nozzle has an orifice size of 0.4mm
E3D V6 Nozzle - Nozzle X - 0.4mm - 1.75
Bondtech's CHT™ BiMetal nozzles split the filament into 3 thinner strands allowing to melt the material from within. Increase your flow rate ceiling with this abrasive proof copper and vanadium nozzle.
Bondtech CHT Nozzle - BiMetallic Vanadium - Various Sizes
The Slice Engineering GammaMaster® Nozzle is the next evolution in nozzle technology, forged from the latest advancements in metallurgy and surface preparation technology.
Slice Engineering Gamma Master Nozzle - For RepRap Threads - Various Sizes
3mm Cast Acrylic Enclosure Kit for the Blackbox 3D Printer
Cast Acrylic is easy to drill, cut, and machine for additional holes, slots, mounting, ETC.
Blackbox Enclosure Kit - Acrylic - Multiple Styles
The Duet3D PanelDue is a color touch screen controller for the Duet and other 3D-printing electronics that support it.
Duet PanelDue Touch Display - Multiple Styles
Designed for use with Duet 3D's PanelDue displays, this 4 pin cable allows for display connection at lengths beyond 300mm. Does not enable the on-board SD Card slot.
Duet PanelDue Cable - For Display - 4 Pin - Multiple Styles
Duet3D offers this advanced, high power controller that features six 6.3A stepper drivers, 4 high current heaters, 6 fans and much more.
Duet 3 Main Controller Board - 6HC
Duet3D offers this high power Duet 3 expansion board that features 3x 6.3A stepper drivers, 3 high current heaters, 6 fans and much more.
Duet 3 Expansion Extension Board - 3HC
Designed for use with Duet 3 hardware when connecting two or more CAN-FD enabled devices like an expansion board or tool head board.
Duet CAN-FD Cable - Multiple Styles
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the latest product in the popular Raspberry Pi range of computers. It offers ground-breaking increases in processor speed, multimedia performance, memory, and connectivity compared to the prior-generation Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, while retaining backwards compatibility and similar power consumption.
AT THIS TIME and until further notice we are only able to offer this item to folks who are building full kits with us. Only when applicable will you have the option to add this item to your cart. With supply so scarce it's important to us that our customers be able to build machines without BOM gaps.
Raspberry Pi 4B Single Board Computer - Multiple RAM Sizes