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RTS Hot End for 3D Printers

New Hot End for 3D Printers featuring all metal, 1.75mm or 3mm, 500C capability, quick change between nozzles and sizes.

RTS Hot End for 3D Printers

New Hot End for 3D Printers featuring all metal, 1.75mm or 3mm, 500C capability, quick change between nozzles and sizes.

pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 28 2017 1:51 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 5, 2017

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About

Our new RTS Hot Ends are capable of 500C temperatures. They are all metal. They can run 1.75mm or 3.00mm filament. There are a variety of nozzle sizes available (ranging from 0.3mm to 1.2mm). These Hot Ends have have a very strong hot - cold transition zone, minimizing jams. They are dimensionally similar to other products on the market - making for easier conversions of your printer. The mounting method of these Hot Ends make setting up dual extrusion printers very easy. The unique design allows very quick changes without the need to disassemble the print head.

As a special reward for those participating in our Kickstarter, we are also making available a Developer Version of our Industrial Quality 3D Printer. This will be available through the Kickstarter at a $1,000 discount over the retail price. Some highlights of the printer: - 20" x 12.6" x18" build space (approx.) - Dual extrusion - 1.75mm or 3mm capabilities (can switch at your leisure, or one on each extruder) - 450+C on the hot ends - 150+C on the bed, PEI surface over precision flat aluminum - Bed is fixed, all 3 axis on the head - Integrated dehydrator for filament - Wired and wireless operation - Print speeds of 150+mm/s with some materials

Several years of research, development, and testing has gone into these hot ends. Production of the RTS Hot Ends has already been worked out and accomplished -- we currently have several hundred parts already produced, with the ability to have several thousand produced over the course of a few weeks. The printer is also in production already, with a small inventory available, however, any significant interest will be a longer delay in order to source more raw materials (2 - 3 months for delivery).

The funds from our Kickstarter campaign are to allow us to get our hot ends out there so the public has access to be able to use them. We only need to pay for the parts to be able to distribute them. Everything else has been done, which is why our estimated delivery time is so quick. 

Risks and challenges

There is minimal risk associated with this project as several years has already been spent on R&D and testing. Several hundred Hot Ends have already been produced and are ready for shipping. Contributing to this project allows us to reach a wider audience, replace the Hot End rewards, and expand the inventory. Further, this project allows us to further refine the design and technology for future versions of the RTS Hot End.

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    Complete Hot End

    Complete Hot End for one size of nozzle/barrel and a conversion plate for adopting to a 3D printer.

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    • Complete Hot End
    • Conversion Plate
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    Full Kit for 1.75mm Hot End

    Full Kit 1.75mm hot end with a barrel and nozzle for each size that we offer and a conversion plate.

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    • Complete Hot End
    • Conversion Plate
    • Barrel and nozzle set
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    Full Kit for 3mm Hot End

    Full Kit for either 1.75mm or 3mm with a barrel and nozzle for each size that we offer and a conversion plate.

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    Full Hot End Kit All Options

    Full Hot End Kit with both 1.75mm and 3mm full array of Nozzles and barrels and a conversion plate.

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    5 Full Hot End Kits All Options

    5 Full Hot End Kits with both 1.75mm and 3mm full array of nozzles and barrels and 5 conversion plates.

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    10 Full Hot End Kits All Options

    10 Full Hot End Kits with both 1.75mm and 3mm full array of nozzles and barrels and 5 conversion plates.

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    • 10× Complete Hot End
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    • 90× Barrel and nozzle set
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    Full 3D TYPHOON Developer Model Printer

    Full TYPHOON 3D Developer Model Printer with a full array of nozzles and barrels

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    • 18× Barrel and nozzle set
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    Full 3D TYPHOON with Full Enclosure

    Full TYPHOON Developer Model Printer with a Full Enclosure

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