A unique water-cooled 3D print head has been launched via the Kickstarter crowdfunding website this week and has been designed by Brian Eaglestone based in the United Kingdom. The lightweight water-cooled 3D printing hot end has been fully prototyped and is now ready for production. The project is hoping to raise £30,000 over the next 30 days to take the water-cooled 3D printer head into manufacture.
The water-cooled 3D printer head has been designed to help keep the filament at the correct temperature so that it does not deform or bind to the feeder tube before being heated in the melt zone. For more information and to watch a demonstration of the new water-cooled 3D print head check out the video below.
The 3D printhead has been tested to 100° C, and the 3D printing filament has remained cool and is perfect for more exotic 3D printing filaments that have been launched and are now available to consumers in recent years. The water cooling system only increases the moving mass by a tiny percentage while keeping the filament cooled to a temperature of approximately 20 to 25° C.
Early bird pledges are now available from £200 with shipping expected to take place during June 2018, visit the official Kickstarter campaign page by following the link below for more details and full specifications.