The E3D V6 Hot End: Smaller, Easier, High Performance
The E3D V6 is market-leading signature Hot End.
This signature all-metal design allows you to reliably print high temperature materials, and E3D have added extra functionality with soft and flexible filaments. This opens up a huge range of new opportunities for your printer.
The V6 can comfortably reach 285°C with the supplied thermistor. By swapping a thermistor for a thermocouple (may require additional electronics) or PT100 you can reach over 400°C. This not only allows you to print extremely high temperature materials like Polycarbonate and Nylons but also eliminates HotEnd meltdown failures associated with PEEK/PTFE designs. The PTFE filament guide inside the V6 HotEnd is never subjected to high temperatures, so there is no risk of damage through overheating.
E3D focussed on cutting as much bulk from the E3D V6 as possible. This means an overall length of just 62mm, and low bulk in X/Y dimensions!
This new thermistor cartridge simply slides into place and is secured with a single screw. High temperature glass sleeving has been used to insulate the thermistor legs as well. This makes installing or removing the thermistor a quick and clean process compared to previous methods involving fiddly taping.
They’ve kept their sharp thermal transition that gives the high quality printing performance users have come to expect from E3D HotEnds. A sharp thermal break gives better control over filament output so you get more immediate start and stops when extruding as well as retracts that are more effective in combating ooze. This means sharper, more accurate prints that have less stringing, oozing or blobbing.
The V6 is a fully-integrated part of the E3D Ecosystem. This range of nozzles and blocks gives you more opportunity to choose how you want to print. Choose from different filament diameters and materials to take your printing to the next level, and upgrade for ultra high-temperature printing!
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Metal Parts (Included with every V6 HotEnd)
- 1 x Aluminium Heatsink
- 1 x Stainless Steel Heat break
- 1 x Brass Nozzle (0.40mm)
- 1 x Aluminium Heater Block
Electronics (Included with complete V6 HotEnds)
- 1x Thermistor Cartridge
- 1x 30w Heater Cartridge (12V or 24V)
- 1x 30x30x10mm fan (12V or 24V)