We are now carrying E3D’s latest and greatest 3D printer HotEnd – the E3D-V6! Upgraded with the new cartridge thermistors, heater blocks and silicone socks, the E3D-V6 is the ultimate HotEnd to take your 3D printing to the next level.
Capable of high-temperature printing and CNC machined to perfection, the E3D-V6 is sure to impress on all fronts. We are carrying them both in kit-form and as pre-assembled units – so whether you want to DIY or plug-and-play, we’ve got you covered. Here’s E3D’s rundown:
The E3D V6 Hot End: Smaller, Easier, High Performance
The E3D V6 is our market-leading signature Hot End. If you would like to know more about the design process, check out the blog post! Assembly guidelines for the v6 can be found here.
01. Print the Widest Possible Range of Materials
Our signature all-metal design allows you to reliably print high-temperature materials, and we’ve added extra functionality with soft and flexible filaments. This opens up a huge range of new opportunities for your printer.
02. High-Temperature Performance
The V6 can comfortably reach 300°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.
We’ve 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!
04. Easy to Use
Our new thermistor cartridge simply slides into place and is secured with a single screw. We use high-temperature glass sleeving 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.
05. High-Quality Printing
We’ve kept our 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 starts 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. Our 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 to ultra-high-temperature printing!
We have an active user base on many printer forums, including RepRap Forums, Google+, SeeMeCNC, Solidoodle, Ultimaker and many others. We also maintain our own E3D Forum where many people share and collaborate on clever solutions for mounting on various printers. We value the community that uses our product and look to support development wherever possible. We’re always there to support you in using your HotEnd – whether that means giving advice on public forums, or private email support by our contact system.
- 1 x Aluminium Heatsink
- 1 x Stainless Steel Heat break
- 1 x Brass Nozzle (0.4mm)
- 1 x Aluminium Heater Block
- 1 x Thermistor Cartridge
- 1 x 30W Heater Cartridge (12V or 24V)
- 1 x 30x30x10mm fan (12V or 24V)
- 4 x Plastfast30 3.0 x 16 screws to attach the fan to the fan duct
- 1 x M3x3 socket dome screw and M3 washer to clamp thermistor
- 1 x M3x10 socket dome screw to clamp the heater block around the heater cartridge
- 1 x Silicone Sock (included in all complete V6 HotEnds)
- 1 x Fan Duct (injection-moulded PC, included in all complete V6 HotEnds)
- 1 x Threaded Bowden Coupling (bowden configuration)
- 1x Length PTFE tubing (bowden configuration)