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Last updated March 31, 2019

The EndCap: A 3D Printer Accessory

A device that not only helps safeguard your 3D Printer's hot-end but also lets you know if/when your printer has failed.

The EndCap: A 3D Printer Accessory

A device that not only helps safeguard your 3D Printer's hot-end but also lets you know if/when your printer has failed.

$1,117
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 31 2019 9:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 31, 2019

About

 A sensor that can be attached to the extruder of your printer and in cases of a print failure, will stop the printer through our patent pending sensing technology. The EndCap is also equipped with Internet-of-Things capabilities that allows the device to let you know that your printer has failed.

 How It Works: The system uses a thermistor to measure temperature across the copper washer surrounding the extruder nozzle. When plastic begins to build up around the nozzle and touches the washer, a definite change in temperature occurs. This change is detected and our device signals the 3D printer through the filament detection sensor to stop the print. 

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Risks and challenges

The largest challenges are the upfront capital expenditures for manufacturing. The money that we raise from this Kickstarter will be directly invested in these capital expenditures that include: die sets for plastic injection molding, a CNC machine, and other machines necessary for the manufacturing of this product.

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    Show your support for the EndCap sensor and 3D printing enthusiasts everywhere!

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    A pledge of $25 gets you the earliest bird discount on the May deployment of EndCap sensors. These sensors do not include the internet-of-things module but can still keep your printer safe.

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    3D Printing Supporter

    A pledge of $99 gets you not only access to the first deployment of EndCap sensors but it also earns you an official Q-Point Research company T-shirt that shows you support the 3D printing community.

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    Top Tier Q-Point Supporter

    A pledge of $250 puts you in the top tier of Q-Point Research supporters. This tier gets you not only access to the first deployment of EndCap sensors, but you will also receive an official Q-Point Research company T-shirt that shows you support the 3D printing community and your name published on our website as a major contributor to our success.

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