New 3D printer hot end aptly named Copperhead has been created by Slice Engineering and is now available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges starting from just $49. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the 3D printer head that can prevent filament jams, adapt to virtually any 3D printer and as a low-cost investment.
“Have you ever experienced resolution loss and jamming with your 3D printer? Slice Engineering®, the makers of Mosquito™ hotend, is excited to introduce the Copperhead™. The Copperhead™ is a low-cost, open-source hotend option that can handle the heat — heat creep, that is. Replace your factory model hotend with the Copperhead™, to upgrade your 3D printer’s performance and reduce jamming, giving you a smooth print every time.”
“Unlike most materials, plastics don’t have a clean transition from solid to liquid during melting. As filament moves through the hotend, it heats up and reaches the material’s glass transition temperature (Tg), entering a semi-solid, semi-liquid, “gooey” state. While in this state, the plastic responds to applied forces like a wet noodle, causing undesirable print effects like reduction in resolution, blobbing and jamming. An efficient heat break narrows the physical distance during which the plastic is at it’s Tg, and thus improves 3D printer performance. The Bimetallic Heat Break™ from Slice Engineering is the only heat break designed through the use of thermal imaging to optimize heat transfer. “
For more information and full specifications jump over to the official Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below