3D printing can be a powerful tool for production purposes to create end-use parts for immediate use. When you need a print now, heat-up time and printing speed are two very important variables to keep as low as possible. Part of the 'High-Precision' of this heater cartridge is the electronic components which are precisely 30 or 40 watts. This leads to more precise and overall greater thermal output of the hotend which enables not only faster heat-up times but can also be leveraged to printer faster. This effect is most useful when paired with E3D's Volcano hotend, for which these heater cartridges are a drop-in replacement.
The assembled High Precision Heater Cartridge
Every component of a 3D printer hotend serves a specific purpose, and the hotend is at it's best when each component works together smoothly. The job of a heater cartridge is to create heat, while the heater block's job is to transfer that heat into the nozzle and filament for extrusion. Therefore, the hotend will function best when the connection between the heater block and the heater cartridge is tightest. Another aspect of these heaters that makes them 'High-Precision' is the machining of the outside diameter of the cartridge. A precise 6mm all the way down means this will evenly mate and maintain the maximum surface area contact between these two components, leading to better performance.
Precision machined and assembled Heater Cartridges
3D printer upgrades and maintenance is an extremely rewarding and fun hobby, but when changing a hotend or even just a heater cartridge means having to re-wire an entire cable chain or wiring loom, maintenance can quickly become more of a chore than a fun experience. Thankfully, another benefit of the High-Precision Heater Cartridge is the in-line Molex Microfit 3.0 connector that lives next to the cartridge itself for quick and easy replacement of the heater or even the whole hotend without having to rewire absolutely everything. If you have been utilizing the 30w version of this heater and now want to upgrade to the more powerful 40w, the new heater cartridge will plug right into the already installed cabling.
Quick disconnect functionality for a rapid-replacement workflow
Put simply, MatterHackers is the smart place to shop for all things 3D printing and digital manufacturing. The MatterHackers pros are here to partner with you through every step of your journey turning idea into reality and here are just a few of the perks you’ll receive as a customer:
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