NOTE: Griffin Printheads are available for pre-order only at this time. Orders placed now are expected to be delivered in early August.
Modix is proud to announce their new printhead design, “Griffin”. The new printhead consists of a custom extruder made by Bondtech (based on the BMG model) and of a new hotend designed by Modix. The new design consists of the following improvements:
Higher flow rate & higher printing temperatures:The new and more powerful extruder provides a double drive-gear system that grabs the filament from both sides. The heat block is made of nickel-coated copper, for a faster heat transfer and compatibility with higher printing temperatures. The design includes the advanced Slice Engineering Bi-Metal heat-break that extends the melting zone inside the heat-block by being mostly made of copper as well. In addition, an upgraded PT-1000 temperature sensor will enable printing in higher temperatures of up to 500°c. An optional water-based hot-end cooler will also enhance the capability of printing in hot environments (will be available at a later stage). Higher reliability:Large-scale 3D printing usually involves the risk of the print-head scratching or crashing into the thick layer models resulting in bent or broken heat breaks. The new print-head provides a rigid mounting of the heat-block, so it’s naturally more reliable and reduces these situations. The main reason for this is that the heat block is now mounted on three faces instead of only one. It can withstand a much stronger impact thanks to this additional bracing. The longer-type E3D Super Volcano can also be attached to the rigid mounting as well, using a dedicated adapter. Improved User Experience:The new print-head design makes nozzle replacements much easier, and even allows a quick swapping of the entire filament melting subsystem. The rigid mounting of the heat-block allows one-handed nozzle replacement, making it even easier to test different nozzle diameters.
Easy Swap:The design of the mounting bracket and the D shaft style of the Slice Engineering heat-break gives users the ability to slide the entire filament melting subsystem in and out with ease. This will allow users to dedicate a complete setup for a specific filament type. i.e. keeping one setup for abrasive carbon-filled filament and another one for prototyping with PLA.
Compact Design:The new design maintains the previous design benefits of compact design that preserves the generous Z-axis travel and is compatible with the vast offering of E3D Volcano nozzles coming in numerous sizes and materials.
Smart:The new print-head allows automatic Z off-set calibration between the nozzle and the BL Touch probe. This is by far easier and more precise than the manual procedure. A dedicated sensor allows the BL-Touch and the nozzle to touch the surface, consequently. The precise relative distance (the “offset”) is saved automatically to the printer.
Included In Primary Extruder
– Griffin Hotend – PT-1000 temperature sensor – 50W heater – Silicon Sock – Bondtech custom BMG extruder – Metal mounting brackets – Blower fan , duct and brackets – Z Offset calibration probe
Included in Secondary Extruder
– Griffin Hotend – PT-1000 temperature sensor – 50W heater – Silicon Sock –Mirroredcustom BMG extruder – Metal mounting brackets – Blower fan , duct and brackets