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E3D All-metal v6 HotEnd Full Kit 1.75mm Universal (with Bowden add-on) (12v)

The v6 HotEnd Full Kit from E3D with Bowden add-on has been redesigned for your convenience from the ground up! This new hot end contains the same signature high temperature performance for high-temp printing, as well as increased functionality for printing soft and flexible filaments.

Our inventory of this kit has transitioned to the new cartridge-type format for temperature sensors. This kit contains the new thermistor cartridge and heater block.

List Price: 88.00 USD
Price: 78.00 USD
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The v6 HotEnd allows you to print a wide variety of materials, from soft and flexible to sturdy and strong. This is possible due to the Bowden PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) liner tube through the hotend that you can extend into your extruder - this gives the ability to add the confinement and constraint needed to make excellent quality prints with flexible filaments. This technology opens new doors for your 3D printing aspirations. 

With High Temperature Performance, you can print with high-temp materials like Polycarbonate and Nylon - this also eliminates HotEnd meltdown failures that are common with PTFE designs. Even though the v6 has a PTFE liner inside the hotend the liner is never subjected to high temperatures so there is no risk of damaging the liner through overheating. Basically, this design is really in-tune with all the elements, so your prints will come out crisp and accurate. 

The v6 has cut back on a bunch of bulk. This clean-cut version's overall length is only 62mm, and there are  significant reductions in the X/Y dimensions by using the new injection moulded fan duct.

Are you eager to start printing right away? Good. So are we - and that's why here at MatterHackers we praise the v6 HotEnd. No adhesives, Kapton tape, or soldering is needed to get started. The new v6 simply locks into place with a little screw, and the updated cartridge style thermistor makes installing the hotend (as well as removing) a quick and smooth process compared to earlier methods.The parts of the hotend just screw together, and the fan duct naturally clips in - this can be manipulated in different ways to suit your setup preference.

The v6 has kept its vivd thermal transition that promotes high quality printing - this is a standard requirement with all E3D accessories and hotends. A sharp thermal break gives excellent control over material output, which provides more precise starts and stops during your extrusion. Essentially, as a printing aficionado, this means you will have a more authentic and keen print.

Everyone likes to have different options to fuel their creative fire. Well, another reason why the v6 HotEnd is at the head of its class is because it has multiple nozzle sizes to choose from, thus your printing dreams are limitless. The default nozzle is 0.4mm, which produces fantastic prints with a great level of speed, ease, and resolution. Collecting a plethora of nozzle sizes increases your ability explore and experiment with different filaments and extrusion settings. 

The printing options are endless with multiple nozzles!

The new Bowden coupling system sits entirely within the hotend, which means that there is no need for two separate 1.75mm products for Bowden users and Direct users. Instead, it has a 1.75mm Universal product that has the internal couplers installed. Direct users just use a short length of tubing to line the filament down into the hotend, and bowden users can simply use a longer piece of tubing with a coupler to fix the other end to their extruder.

Bowden add-on


Metal parts:

  • 1 Aluminium Heatsink (Contains embedded fitting for tubing in 1.75mm Universal and 3mm Bowden versions)
  • 1 Stainless Steel Heatbreak
  • 1 Brass Nozzle (0.4mm)
  • 1 Aluminium Heater Block
  • 1 100K Semitec NTC thermistor (new cartridge-type format)
  • 12v 30W Heater Cartridge
  • 1 12v 30x30x10mm fan
  • 4 Plastfast30 3.0 x 16 screws to attach the fan to the fan duct
  • 1 M3x10 socket dome screw to clamp the heater block around the heater cartridge
  • 1 Fan Duct (Injection Moulded PC)
  • 800mm of appropriately sized PTFE tubing.
  • 1 Screw in Coupler for extruder end of tubing.
  • 1 Silicone Sock

You can find assembly instructions here

Will the E3D hot end work with my printer/Which E3D kit do I need?
Yes, depending on how much work you are willing to do. The E3D is not a plug and play replacement for the original hot end on any printer we are aware of. Installation will require some modifications to your machine. We currently have installation guides for the following printers, and the correct E3D kit is listed next to it:
If your printer is not on the list, you should still look through the guides to get an idea of what is involved. Here are the general steps:
  1. Find a way attach the hot end. This usually involves printing some kind of mounting piece.
  2. Modify your firmware configuration.
  3. Find a way to power the fan.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself when trying to determine if the E3D will work with your printer:
  • How does my hot end attach to the printer?
  • Can I modify my printer's firmware?
  • If you want to use the Chimera, Cyclops, or Kraken, you must also consider how many motor drivers, thermistor inputs, and heater outputs your controller board has.
Here are some questions you should ask when choosing which E3D hot end to buy:
  • Does my printer use 1.75 or 3 mm filament?
  • Does my printer run on 12 V or 24 V, or some crazy combination of the two (i.e. a 24 V PSU with the hot end throttled down to 12 V using PWM).
  • Is my printer a direct drive or bowden setup?
Do you sell extension cables that fit the connector on the fan and thermistor, also the heater cartridge? I need them to be more than 2x longer then they already are?
- asked by sgibbers17 on September 29th, 2016 at 1:24p.m.
i purchased this kit for my rostock maxx v2, but i cannot get the coupler to connect to the underside of the stock extruder
- asked by Eric on September 16th, 2016 at 5:42p.m.
Do these come with the new silicone socks that are on the e3d site?
- asked by sgibbers17 on September 4th, 2016 at 12:39p.m.
I recently installed a E3D hotend on my rostock max V2 and I noticed that the old layer fan shroud that came with the stock hotend is very close to the print bed and has started catching on prints. Is there a modified shroud that needs to be used with the new hot end?
- asked by sdipy16 on July 6th, 2016 at 1:57p.m.
do you sell just the nipple of the bowded tube?
- asked by Balu on April 21st, 2016 at 1:39p.m.
what is the maximum temperature usable.
- asked by Logan Walla on March 26th, 2016 at 2:34p.m.
What is the size of the coupler thread?
- asked by Balu on March 1st, 2016 at 10:44a.m.
Is this compatible with the maker select?
- asked by Guest on December 25th, 2015 at 10:02p.m.
Will this or on a Prusa I3 3d Printer of Ebay ?
- asked by Josh on December 20th, 2015 at 1:58p.m.
I couldn't find the option to get a 24v E3D v6 - it passes all the way to credit info and still no option.
- asked by samspade4321 on October 2nd, 2015 at 11:39p.m.
Is this hot end compatible with a Lulzbot Taz 2?
- asked by Guest on July 2nd, 2015 at 8:27a.m.
what are the retraction recos for rost-max v2: length,speed,z-lift, etc?
- asked by j hollow on June 3rd, 2015 at 10:43p.m.
How hot can this get, will it print steel? If not what metals can it print?
- asked by CJM on April 13th, 2015 at 5:04p.m.
do you sell just the heatbreak
- asked by Pin on April 12th, 2015 at 5:40p.m.
do you sell just the heatbreak
- asked by Pin on April 12th, 2015 at 5:40p.m.
What size is the bowden tube that comes with the kit?
- asked by Joe Sanders on March 29th, 2015 at 2:30a.m.
Will this work with the Series 1 mettal version printer, Does not have the G2 extruder
- asked by CAT_101 on March 16th, 2015 at 6:42p.m.
im planing to buy a Mega prusa gen3 from 3Dstuffmaker due to its build volume "17.2". but as I've read here and there that it has a limitation to ABS & PLA, yet my aim is to buy a 3D printer that can utilizes all printing materials. is it possible to mount E3D on Mega prusa gen3. or u recommened another printer ?
- asked by B45666 on February 16th, 2015 at 11:49p.m.
is this compatible with qubd printers? or rev d printer board
- asked by bucky on February 6th, 2015 at 10:20p.m.
Will this work with a lasercut wood printrbot simple?
- asked by Guest on January 27th, 2015 at 10:29a.m.
I have a Rostock Max V2 that I just built. Should I be ordering the 12V version since it uses a PC power supply?
- asked by Kardacian on January 13th, 2015 at 5:22a.m.
Is 1.75mm and 3mm filament interchangeable? If I buy the 1.75 hot end can I change out to use the 3mm nozzle or do I need a new hot end altogether?
- asked by beowulfkaine on December 19th, 2014 at 6:01p.m.
will this work on an ultimaker original?
- asked by Guest on November 13th, 2014 at 8:03p.m.
do you have the 24v version that I can use for a Makergear M2?
- asked by Guest on November 12th, 2014 at 9:24p.m.
works with rostock max v2 ?
- asked by Dave on October 1st, 2014 at 6:27p.m.
Does this come with a mount plate?
- asked by Guest on September 3rd, 2014 at 2:20p.m.
Will these hotends work on a Rep 2X?
- asked by Bob Loesch on August 27th, 2014 at 1:01p.m.
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