The V6 Hot End: Smaller, Easier, High Performance
The V6 is our market-leading Hot End. If you would like to know more about the design process, check out the blog post!
01. Print the Widest Possible Range of Materials
Our 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 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 HotEnds. A sharp thermal break gives better control over filament output so you get a 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 system. 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 for ultra-high-temperature printing!
1x J-head Hotend with a cooling fan (0.4mm brass nozzle)
1x PTFE tube (Approx 100cm)