- Multi-nozzled, water-cooled, Bowden-fed, plastic-extruding monster
- Use 4 distinct colours in a single print
- Compatible with E3D ecosystem
Four complete HotEnds in one. Each nozzle is individually temperature controllable, and individually bowden fed. Kraken remains a compact and lightweight package despite its capabilities by using hyper-efficient water cooling, and innovative integrated bowden couplers that are contained within the body of the Kraken. Kraken has the ability to individually adjust the height of each nozzle and can, in fact, almost level itself using the bed as a reference. It uses standard V6 heater blocks and nozzles, which means that you can upgrade it with E3D's wide range of nozzle sizes and materials.
Kraken pushes the boundaries of 3D printing by allowing you to use 4 distinct colours in a single print, 4 separate engineering plastics in a single part, or explore complex geometry by using soluble or breakaway support materials.
Although Kraken is now a mature and well tested hardware product with hundreds in the wild and a great deal of excellent community feedback it is worth keeping in mind that the Kraken requires a certain level of work and learning to get running. A working knowledge of firmware configuration, slicer settings and electronics is essential.
Kraken requires an electronics setup that is capable of driving 4 distinct extruders, so far there have been great results and feedback with both the Azteeg X3 Pro and the RepRapPro Duet with DueX4 expansion.
1 - Kraken kit