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New Hot End Extruder (Home Machined)

Posted by tylertoys 
New Hot End Extruder (Home Machined)
January 14, 2015 12:46AM
Hi! Im new to this and I am making my first printer. Im also new to the RepRap forums (so I hope I posted this in the right spot). Anyways, here goes;

When I was looking for hot ends to buy, it was hard to find one that I liked and could fit into my budget, so I have decided to make one and would like your help. Maybe we can turn this into a new type of thing.

What I have so far:
This heater cartridge: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201158691569
This pack of thermistors: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171464163750

Im looking to make this a bowden hot end, so it will be separate from the filament pushing part of the extruder system.

I am in the very early stages of the design, so things are flexible. I want to make this compatible with as wide of a variety of printers as possible. Any suggestions?
Re: New Hot End Extruder (Home Machined)
June 05, 2015 12:37PM
I love the idea. But they sell $20 full jhead hotends that you can then customize. They also sell $20 half size low profile hotends. Oh, and $25 will get you an E3D clone that you can customize.

I'd like to actually machine my own as well, not for the budget but for the experience.
Re: New Hot End Extruder (Home Machined)
June 26, 2015 08:51AM
Very interesting idea indeed! Well, as for me, it would have to be as modular as possible. But I am also rather new to this. Besides that, I was a little bit worried if reaching the required tolerance is possible producing the stuff at home: Take for example a hot end which doesn't host a properly drilled hole.

Btw.: Where to order $25 E3D clones? :-)
Re: New Hot End Extruder (Home Machined)
June 28, 2015 11:51AM
e3d just released the lite6 hot end not too long ago, which is basically a e3d hotend but with a ptfe liner. see the link below.


not related to them in any way, but i just thought it's a pretty good price for a hotend from e3d. been using the v5 for a year now and the performance is just unbelievably good.
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