The signature all-metal design allows you to reliably print high temperature materials, and it has added 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 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.
E3D focussed 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. High temperature glass is used in the 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
E3D kept the sharp thermal transition that gives the high quality printing performance 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. E3D's nozzles and blocks give more opportunity to choose how to print.