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  1. 3D Meetup Sweden in a Nutshell

    3D Meetup Sweden in a Nutshell
    TLDR: A cancelled flight, a spontaneous day in Copenhagen and most importantly enough Stroopwafels to feed our entire E3D office. We’ve finally touched back down in the UK after Sweden Meetup.  Despite our journey home being slightly disrupted, the rest of the weekend played out smoothly thanks to the incredible event staff at 3D Meetup Sweden. Within 1 hour of...
  2. ToolChanger: The update you've all been waiting for...

    ToolChanger: The update you've all been waiting for...
    TLDR: We’ve reached design lock, production parts have been ordered and we aim to start shipping the first batch of machines in late July. Let us just begin by saying that production parts are on order, we’ve finally reached design lock and hit the button! This may have taken a little while but we are so excited and proud of...
  3. Experiencing Midwest RepRap Festival (MRRF) for the first time.

    Experiencing Midwest RepRap Festival (MRRF) for the first time.
    TL;DR MRRF was fantastic, the community came out in full force and we met lots of interesting and cool individuals. Merchandise ended up being an overwhelming success and we sold everything, aside from a few 3.00mm nozzles. Due to how busy this MRRF was, we had to delay the results of ToolChanger Competition until sometime next week. Special thanks to...
  4. Finish your print quicker than ever before, the SuperVolcano has erupted...

    Finish your print quicker than ever before, the SuperVolcano has erupted...
    TLDR: The SuperVolcano has upto 11x the volumetric throughput of the V6, boasts a very long heatzone, extra powerful heater, and is now available in our full range of nozzles. Let's rewind back to 2014, almost a lifetime ago in 3D printing years, back to when we introduced the Volcano to the E3D ecosystem. At this time we were seeing...
  5. ToolChanger stl Design Competition

    ToolChanger stl Design Competition
    Just about anyone and everyone has heard of E3D’s new ToolChanger.  Although still in its Beta phase, it’s looking to take the 3D printing world by storm by offering a new solution for people wanting to print with multiple materials in the same print. Despite only being available to our Beta testers at the moment, we've been overwhelmed by the...
  6. Appearances can be deceiving.

    Appearances can be deceiving.
    There’s been some consternation about the appearance of NozzleX orifice holes and tips. We’ve had a very good look into this and have to conclude that what is being seen here is an optical artefact, that presents itself due to the shiny and dark appearance of NozzleX coatings. Lots of users have been posting images of nozzles where their orifices...
  7. The E3D ToolChanger - Pricing Breakdown

    The E3D ToolChanger - Pricing Breakdown
    It seems that we didn't make things totally clear in our last post (sorry), so let us clarify a few things. Maybe you felt duped when you saw that you'd be buying 4 more Titans when you've already got some lying around, well don't panic... Each of the individual items that would make up a full ToolChanger and Motion System...
  8. 60 Second Tips: Bowden v Direct Drive

    60 Second Tips: Bowden v Direct Drive
    In all honesty, 3D printers are much simpler pieces of kit than they’re given credit for. They’re often treated as a ‘magic box’ that creates models and parts seemingly out of thin air. In reality, a 3D printer is a ‘magic box’ that creates models and parts out of thin plastic. Jokes aside, 3D printers are made from a collection...
  9. The E3D ToolChanger - Beta 30 is taking shape!

    The E3D ToolChanger - Beta 30 is taking shape!
      “Beta30’s are taking over the US”  Machines are out in the wild and being put through their paces by our trusted Beta testers! So far, we've smoothly shipped 16 ToolChangers across Europe and the States and the next batch - due to ship early February - will complete our Beta programme. Thus far we've reported no major issues and the...
  10. 60 Second Tips: Storing your filament

    60 Second Tips: Storing your filament
    This is the first episode in the 60 Second Tips series. Wondering what 60 Second Tips is? Follow this link here. This episode is about the storing of filament, and what you should do if your filament get's damp A common problem known to the 3D printing community is damp filament, which causes a wide selection of problems whilst printing...

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