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Metal Hot end, V6 direct drive for 1.75mm filament

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  • Metal Hot end, V6 direct drive for 1.75mm filament
  • Metal Hot end, V6 direct drive for 1.75mm filament
  • Metal Hot end, V6 direct drive for 1.75mm filament
  • Metal Hot end, V6 direct drive for 1.75mm filament
  • Metal Hot end, V6 direct drive for 1.75mm filament
R495.00 (inc VAT) R430.43 (exc VAT)
0.10 KGS
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 Product Description

This V6 Metal Hot End is based on the original E3D V6 Hot End design.  This hot end is not manufactured by E3D, but is the generic version.  The V6 hot end is an upgrade from the V5 design.  The heater block has been improved by clamping the heater cartridge and the fixing the thermistor.  This design is more robust and allows for improved thermal transfer.  Another improvement is the V6 hot end is about 10mm shorter in length than the V5 hot end.  This allows for higher prints.

This hot end is a hybrid between the J-head hot end and the All Metal hot end, because it has the sturdy metal structure of the All Metal hot end with a cooling fan and the easy to use internal structure of the J-Head hot end with the high temperature PTFE liner.  It uses a fan to constantly blow over the cooling fins to cool down the hot end quickly enough for accurate printing.  This is a easy to use, high quality hot end and has been tested with ABS, PLA, Nylon, PC and Flexible filament and up to a temperature of 300 Deg C.  This hot end comes with cooling fan, heater cartridge and thermistor.

  • This hot end is for 1.75mm filament and can be ordered with a 0.5, 0.4 or 0.3mm nozzle. 
  • It comes installed with a 12V fan and bracket for cooling as well as a 12V, 40W heater cartridge and 100k thermistor with leads.

Note: It is possible that the hot end might leak plastic at the heater block when it is used for the first time.  This is because the nozzle was tightened at room temperature and when the hot end is heated up to printing temperature, a small gap is created between the nozzle and the heat break.  To solve this, loosen the grub screw that locks the nozzle (if present) and heat the hot end to printing temperature.  Hold the heater block with pliers and tighten the nozzle with a spanner a little bit at a time so that the nozzle seats on the heat break.  When done, tighten the grub screw onto the nozzle again.  Please see the Product Videos section for a video on this or watch the YouTube video here.



 Product Videos

Metal Hot End Assembly Instructions
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 Product Reviews

  1. End of my extruder woes

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Jun 2018

    I had a mk8 giving me endless problems underextruding /clogging with PLA
    Then I bought the generic e3D v6 and the titan extruder no more problems just happy printing.

    have printed for more than 36 hours back to back not a single issue.

  2. Bad assembly and design choices

    Posted by Dirk on 2nd Jun 2016

    When I installed this hotend, my printer reported a max temp error of 350 degrees on the extruder. This couldn't possibly be true since the heater wasn't on.

    Upon closer inspection, it turns out the part was assembled in a way that the thermistor's wires were touching the heater block, which probably caused it to reader an incorrect voltage and hence that max temp. I fixed it by loosening the screw that holds the thermistor wires in place, shifting the wires a little further and re-tightening it. Looking at the hotend's design, this seems like it would be a very common issue, and the design change doesn't make a lot of sense to me; there was no problem with the V5's method.

    The other problem I have with this hotend is the path for the filament when using it in a direct extruder setup. The V5 had a nice tapered edge that made it easy to insert the filament. For the V6, I had to cut a small piece of PTFE tubing and insert it in the top to help guide the filament into the hole. I might make a more permanent fixed by drilling a deeper taper from above, the current taper looks like its no more than 30 degrees.

    The hot end does have some positives:
    - Heats up faster
    - Better layer-to-layer adhesion on ABS prints. The heater block clamping onto the heater cartridge is a great improvement in the design.

    Unless if you like the tinkering aspect of 3d printing, you should avoid this hot end until a better version comes around.

  3. Amazing product and amazing Service

    Posted by Denzyl on 10th May 2016

    I could not be more impressed with this Hotend! works perfectly with the minimalist extruder, Perfect upgrade from the J-head hotend

    Amazing Service as always! After trying it out I had a Faulty Thermistor and after reporting it the next day a replacement was sent!

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