High Temperature Peformance.
With no PEEK or PTFE in hot regions of the HotEnd you can reach 300C with the supplied thermistor. By swapping a thermistor for a thermocouple (may require additional electronics) you can reach over 400C.
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. Although the latest v6 hotend has a PTFE liner inside the hotend this liner is never subjected to high temperatures so there is no risk of damaging the liner through overheating.
The new Heater Block gives the fastest heat up times and the most responsive temperature control by clamping around the cartridge for maximum thermal contact. The new thermistor placement means you get the most accurate temperature readings with the fastest response. What this means for you the user is that you can go from 20C to 200C in just 65 seconds, temperature control is responsive enough that you can keep the hotend within 0.5C of your set temperature or less with ease.
Reduced Bulk and Z-Height.
E3D has focussed on cutting as much bulk from the E3Dv6 as possible. This means an overall length of just 62mm and significant reductions in bulk in the X/Y dimensions by using the new injection moulded fan duct.
Easy No-Solder, No-Tape, No-Adhesive assembly and maintenance.
E3D has eliminated Kapton tape or any other adhesives from the assembly process of v6. The new thermistor simply clamps into place with a small screw, high temperature glass sleeving is used to insulate the thermistor legs. This makes installing or removing the thermistor a quick and clean process compared to previous methods involving fiddly kapton taping. No soldering is needed as we supply supply solder free ferrules for making heat-resistant, quick and easy electrical connections to the thermistor legs. Most parts of the hotend simply screw together, the new fan duct simply clips into place and can be oriented in many different directions to suit your particular setup.
Easy Mounting and Community Support.
E3D has kept the same 16 mm Groovemount dimensions from v5 to ensure that as much compatibility is maintained as possible with the extensive range of community designed mounts.
E3D has an active user base on many printer forums, including RepRap Forums, Google+, SeeMeCNC, Solidoodle, Ultimaker and many others. E3D also maintains an own E3D Forum where many people share and collaborate on clever solutions for mounting on various printers.
With the CNC machined parts, the injection moulded translucent blue fan duct, neat thermistor mounting with matching blue sleeving E3D has made a really great looking product. Looks matter, and not only will your prints be the envy of your maker friends, your printer will look great while printing too!
Included(as our first picture show in the listing):
1 piece V6 Hotend with nozzle
1 piece blue fan duct(injection moduled PC)
1 piece fan(12v)
1 piece 12v 40w Heater
1 piece 100K NTC thermistor