E3D V6 Hotend
The V6 is E3D's market-leading signature HotEnd. If you would like to know more about the design process, check out their blog post!
Assembly guides for the V6 can be found here.
Print the Widest Possible Range of Materials
E3D's signature all-metal design allows you to reliably print high temperature materials, and add extra functionality with soft and flexible filaments. This opens up a huge range of new opportunities for your printer.
High Temperature Performance
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. For more information about the maximum temperature recommendation please visit this documentation page
E3D focused 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!
Easy to Use
The new thermistor cartridge simply slides into place and is secured with a single screw. It uses 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.
High Quality Printing
A sharp thermal transition gives the high quality printing performance that 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. The 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!
There is a very active user base on many printer forums, including RepRap Forums, Google+, SeeMeCNC, Solidoodle, Ultimaker and many others. There is also an E3D Forum where many people share and collaborate on clever solutions for mounting on various printers. E3D values the community that uses their products and they look to support development wherever possible. They're always there to support you in using your HotEnd - whether that means giving advice on public forums, or private email support through the contact system.