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Brian EaglestoneBy Brian Eaglestone
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Brian EaglestoneBy Brian Eaglestone
First created
£1,112
pledged of £30,000pledged of £30,000 goal
9
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 1 2018 3:41 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

Our project has been designed and driven by necessity, due to a lack in the market place of an viable lightweight water-cooled 3D printing product.

We have developed this water-cooled hot-end accessory to keep the filament temperature well below the temperature at which it deforms and binds in the feeder tube prior to being heated in the melt zone.

We have successfully designed and manufactured this product, although we have two more iterations to go, just to see if we can reduce the weight even more than it is now, this testing will be completed by the time this campaign goes live.

As describe in the video, we have successfully tested this at 100C and the filament heat-break stayed cool.

We need your help to reduce manufacturing and tooling cost to a point where this is going to be a commercially viable product that everyone is able to purchase.

If you want to see a lightweight, water-cooled accessory with a standard 'J' head adaptor, that happens to fit the entire E3D(tm) set of V6 (and other models) components, and prints at insane speeds and even more insane heated build chamber environments, (especially now that the stratasys(tm) patent has ended on heating the build chamber), this means that the ambient air temperature within the build chamber is only going to rise to accommodate the higher temp plastics.

As described in the video, we do not make and do not want to make complete hot-ends, we will leave this to the experts at E3D, however we do make 3D printer cases and this device is required now for some of the more exotic filament that print at elevated temperatures. 

This product also runs without additional noise (no fan) and only increase the moving mass by a very small percentage over the E3D(tm) cooling fins, whilst keeping the filament cooled to approximately 20-25C, (edit, I should have said that our system keeps the water to approximately 10C above ambient air temperature in the workshop, as the ambient air temp is the govening factor in the leat loss on this unit). We guarantee that you will never experience another filament jam due to heat creep within the filament lead-in guide tube, or you will get you money back.

If you want one or more of these fully proved products, please back this campaign today.

Please NOTE!!!!

VERY IMPORTANT EDIT!!!!

We forgot to say that we will include a 12v brushless pump in all of the kits except the basic cooling head on it own.

Thanks Brian Eaglestone

Risks and challenges

The main risks to this project is that there are other products out in the market place but most if not all, have received poor reviews.

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    Wow, I want One

    One water cooled hot end assembly only.

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    One water cooled hot end assembly, including silicone pipes, water reservoir, coolant additive and fan assisted radiator.

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    Got up a bit late

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