MatterHackers SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head for Pulse
The SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head is a swappable system that allows various variations of SNAP to make switching between hotend and nozzle hardware seamless. No wrenches and screwdrivers needed.
- Allows for quick and easy change between various hotend configurations
- Seamless integration – no need for wrenches or screwdrivers
- Maximizes uptime by having a spare hotend on hand that can be quickly swapped in
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Please note that the SNAP is only compatible with E-Series Pulse 3D Printers manufactured starting April 2021. If you are able to remove the wire cover of your hotend extruder setup without a screwdriver, your Pulse 3D Printer is most likely compatible with SNAP.
Switching between hotends and nozzles has never been easier on the Pulse than with the SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head! This adaptable tool head was engineered specifically with customer convenience in mind. This system attaches to the X-axis tool head system using magnets that use a force strong enough to keep the tool head in place during printing while also having enough leeway when detaching it to switch between different extrusion configurations. Not a fan of the standard method for switching nozzles? Dread the tedious process of upgrading a hotend system? Can't afford to have any downtime with a clogged printhead? SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head is your solution for all of those issues, hindrances, and more thanks to its thoughtful design that has a number of different printhead configurations pre-assembled for your specific needs.
For the "How To" on switching between SNAP print heads, click here. For the "How To" update your printer settings after the hardware switch, click here.
EASILY MAINTAIN HIGH UPTIME WITH THE SNAP QUICK-CHANGE TOOL HEAD
Don't have the time to upgrade or repair your hotend? SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head is the perfect solution for you. Every Pulse 3D printer has this swappable system that allows various variations of SNAP to make switching between hotend and nozzle hardware seamless. No wrenches and screwdrivers needed. Want a more powerful hotend system that doesn't require you to learn a 10+ minute tutorial, order new parts, print new parts, and put it all together? The SNAP Tool Head is for you. In the middle of a time-sensitive project, customer commission, or tight production schedule and your hotend suddenly clogs up? Simply pop it out, attach a backup pre-assembled configuration, and you're back up and running in minutes. Our Pulse Pros run their own Pulse farm and understand the gravity of value lost for every second a printer is down. Having a spare hotend on hand that simply pops in and requires no additional tools and parts makes maintaining high uptime a breeze. Maximize your precious valuable time with SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head.
A few hours of unexpected printer downtime can make or break a print job deadline. Fix your FDM printer's extrusion system in minutes with a SNAP Tool Head.
SAME PRINTER, NEW TOOL HEAD–ACCESS A VARIETY OF TOOL HEAD OPTIONS ANYTIME WITH A SNAP
The SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head is available in a variety of hotend setups. Whether you intend to print with the standard fan-favorite filaments like PLA or ABS or the more advanced materials like NylonG and NylonK, all Pulse 3D printers can print any of that without needing to purchase an entirely new printer or without having to do tedious upgrading. Bought an E3D Lite6 and want to upgrade to an E3D V6? Purchase the printhead for it. Have the need for print speed on a tight project schedule? The Magnum Mosquito configuration is available to go. Want to switch back to the V6 for finer layer lines? No problem. Whatever application you want to target, the SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head can accomplish without the headache and the painstakingly long process it would take to reconfigure the entire hotend system, all while saving money from buying multiple printers when you have the one.
Switching between printheads on a Pulse 3D printer only takes a SNAP
UPGRADING AN EXTRUSION SYSTEM IS EASIER THANKS TO SNAP QUICK-CHANGE TOOL HEAD
Easily take your Pulse 3D printer to the next level with SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head. Using magnets to attach the printhead onto the X-axis tool head system, this design allows the hotend to remain firmly attached to the printer while still leaving the option to detach when desired. Why would you want to detach your printhead? To make switching between hotends, nozzles, or the entire extrusion setup easy and quick! Bought an E3D Lite6 with a brass nozzle and want to switch to a setup that prints advanced materials like NylonX? Hardware installation is as simple as unplugging, swapping, and reconnecting. With the FDM 3D printer turned off and cooled down, unplug all the wires connected to the hotend, separate it from the tool head, attach the new tool head, reconnect everything, and the hardware side is ready to go! Upgrading your 3D printing experience now requires less tools, time, and energy thanks to SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head.
Upgrading and replacing extrusion systems is a whole lot easier and faster with SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head.
Purchase the SNAP Tool Head that is compatible with the motherboard on your Pulse printer (i.e. if your Pulse has an 8-bit board on it, purchase an 8-bit compatible SNAP tool head). Then, check out the SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head Hardware Replacement Guide on how to switch between SNAP print heads.
For guidance on updating your printer settings after the hardware switch, check out the SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head Printer Settings Guide. Each SNAP Tool Head has a sticker on it with a model number indicating what hotend, nozzle material, and nozzle diameter it has. See the table below to understand what code is associated with each component.
AVAILABLE SNAP TOOL HEAD HOTEND MODEL TABLE
AVAILABLE SNAP TOOL HEAD NOZZLE MATERIAL MODEL TABLE
- Printed Part Material: PRO Series RYNO & NylonX
- Available Motherboard Compatibility Options:
- Available HotEnd Options:
- E3D Lite 6 (1.75mm)
- E3D V6 (1.75mm)
- Slice Engineering Mosquito (1.75mm)
- Slice Engineering Mosquito Magnum (1.75mm)
- Available Nozzle Options:
- ChampionX DiamondBack 0.4mm x 1.75mm
- E3D Brass 0.4mm x 1.75mm
- E3D Hardened Steel 0.4mm x 1.75mm
- Vanadium 1.2mm x 1.75mm
- Printer Compatibility:
- Material Compatibility ( Lite 6,  V6,  Mosquito,  Mosquito Magnum)
- PET / PETG
- TPU / TPE / Flexible filaments
- Nylon (Various)
- Carbon-fiber composites*
- Glitter Composites*
- Abrasive filaments*
- Metal filament*
- Wood filament**
- and more!
*Abrasion resistant nozzle recommended for the material.
**Nozzle diameter larger than 0.4mm recommended for the material.