Titan Aero Heatsink

Cyclops Hot End

Two inputs, one output switching HotEnd.

Precision-machined hobb

Chimera HotEnd

Two input, two output dual extrusion.



Much lighter than mounting two V6 HotEnd side by side!


Modular Ecosystem

Swap out blocks and nozzles from the full E3D ecosystem, or easily switch between Chimera and Cyclops.

Full documentation for Chimera and Cyclops can be found in our online guides.

Multi-Extrusion Ecosystem

Add Multi-Extrusion capability to your machine with the easiest, most versatile, and highest performance HotEnds in the industry. E3D has a range of modular systems which give you the ability to create printers that can print a wide range of colours and materials in a single object, in one print.

All our multiple extrusion systems share some core design principles:

  • Our signature E3D All-Metal, high performance design for fantastic prints in every material, every time.
  • Easy to level nozzles make getting started in dual extrusion easier than ever before.
  • Absolute minimum size and weight, won’t weigh down your machine or reduce printing performance

2 In, 2 Out - Dual Extrusion System

Chimera is a neat and simple way in which to add conventional dual extrusion to your machine in a simple, air cooled package. Nozzles can be individually adjusted in height for an easy setup experience. Each nozzle is individually temperature controllable for ultimate material versatility. Chimera inherits the best from its cousins, V6 and Kraken, combining them into a single, reliable, yet highly capable HotEnd with a tiny 30x28mm footprint and easy mounting.

2 In, 1 Out - Switching HotEnd

Cyclops introduces a new way of printing multiple materials not yet seen before in commercially available hotends. By taking 2 input materials and printing them alternately from a single nozzle Cyclops is able to eliminate ooze problems that are inherent in most conventional dual extrusion systems. This new approach has been working excellently for us in testing at E3D, but we are releasing it now as an experimental product as we are still figuring out the best techniques for using this new HotEnd type.

Modular Ecosystem.

Chimera and Cyclops are close relatives, and also inherit components from the V6 family. This means that you can easily change a Chimera into a Cyclops or vice-versa. Chimera is also compatible with the full range of V6 heater blocks, nozzles, and socks for maximum configurability.

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