Those of you equipped with 3D printers might be interested in a new range of RTS hot ends which have been created by Marissa Robert and launched by Kickstarter this month with the aim of raising $25,000 to go into production. Watch the video below to learn more about the 3D printer RTS Hot End project which is offering complete hot end packages from $85 with shipping expected to take place during December 2017 and provides both a complete hot end and a conversion plate.
Marissa Robert Explains more about the Kickstarter project and the inspiration behind the new RTS Hot Ends that are capable of reaching 500C temperatures.
They are all metal. They can run 1.75mm or 3.00mm filament. There are a variety of nozzle sizes available (ranging from 0.3mm to 1.2mm). These Hot Ends have have a very strong hot – cold transition zone, minimizing jams. They are dimensionally similar to other products on the market – making for easier conversions of your printer. The mounting method of these Hot Ends make setting up dual extrusion printers very easy. The unique design allows very quick changes without the need to disassemble the print head.
As a special reward for those participating in our Kickstarter, we are also making available a Developer Version of our Industrial Quality 3D Printer. This will be available through the Kickstarter at a $1,000 discount over the retail price. Some highlights of the printer: – 20″ x 12.6″ x18″ build space (approx.) – Dual extrusion – 1.75mm or 3mm capabilities (can switch at your leisure, or one on each extruder) – 450+C on the hot ends – 150+C on the bed, PEI surface over precision flat aluminum – Bed is fixed, all 3 axis on the head – Integrated dehydrator for filament – Wired and wireless operation – Print speeds of 150+mm/s with some materials
Several years of research, development, and testing has gone into these hot ends. Production of the RTS Hot Ends has already been worked out and accomplished — we currently have several hundred parts already produced, with the ability to have several thousand produced over the course of a few weeks. The printer is also in production already, with a small inventory available, however, any significant interest will be a longer delay in order to source more raw materials (2 – 3 months for delivery).
The funds from our Kickstarter campaign are to allow us to get our hot ends out there so the public has access to be able to use them. We only need to pay for the parts to be able to distribute them. Everything else has been done, which is why our estimated delivery time is so quick.