Case Studies, HotEnds, Tips & Tricks
Anatomy of a HotEnd
HotEnds, liquifiers, toolheads, extruders, shooty-squirty-plastic guns - just what are these and why are they so important to the 3D printers? What makes a good HotEnd, what makes a bad HotEnd, and what makes an excellent HotEnd? We at E3D have been making them since 2012, and we’ve learnt a thing or two.
E3D and LulzBot: Building toolheads that perform
LulzBot is one of the most well-known 3D printing brands in the USA. They run a large operation, producing thousands of 3D printers, and employing roughly 100 staff. Their 3D printing customer base ranges from engineers, to designers, to factory-floor workers, to makers. Changes have happened at LulzBot since they began in 2011, but one thing that’s remained steady is their manufacturing partnership with E3D.