E3D Hotend mini-review (more pictures to follow in the coming days.)
This hotend is amazing. If you have worn out a j-head, or are dealing with some other bulky hotend, make the switch. Even before calibrating PID values for the crazy powerful carteridge heater the thing heats up crazy fast (the j-head never took long, but this is just ridiculous.) I look forward to seeing if it ever wears out!
I had some issues dialing in my z-offset and temperature, but these stumbling blocks were my own fault. I’m going to try some more intricate prints (flexible bracelet, yoda, etc.) - and I’m going to print with the Nylon sample provided (as soon as I figure out what surface to print on / temperature.) For now, enjoy these pictures - a couple work related widgets (logo came out nicely, 2 layers tall, and a backup fan mount (still waiting for the solidworks files on this @Sanjay_Mortimer )
ABS, silver (JET from Amazon), at 220 C, default print speeds + a few mm/sec, 0.3mm layer height. Printed simultaneously. The picture of the filament I pulled out at one point during setup demonstrates the small transition zone and tight accuracy of the internal machining.