First all-metal J-Head from http://hotends.com:
Wow… to say I’m excited about this is an understatement. The legit, official J-head from reifsnyderb was my first true hot end, and that thing was a damn workhorse for 3-4 years with not so much as a single hiccup out of the thing. I think it was a v4B that I had. For a while there he wasn’t going to continue making hot ends because of all of the imposters from China. I am sooo happy to see he is still around and doing these. Can’t wait to get one and try it out.
@ThantiK all my Deltas are equipped with original MKV, MK8 & MK10 atm and I never had a single issue with them…as you said they are real workhorses. I ordered a MK12 yesterday and looking forward to print again with more exotic and abrasive filaments. Currently I only use PETG, PLA & Green-TEC. Let’s see if the all-metal one is equally reliable like it’s predecessors!
@Shai_Schechter Maybe? I’m not sure. I wonder if it’s still Brian that’s making the hot ends anyways.
Ahh, here’s the deal: “In 2018 the business was split from the manufacturing company and Hotends LLC founded by Nicholas Stratton was formed to assume ownership of http://hotends.com. Hotends LLC continues along the same mission to provide a quality ecommerce experience, set industry standards and create content to support the community.” – So it looks like they’re still legit, they just split the manufacturing side off.
@ThantiK yes, that’s what Nicholas also told me via mail. Brian is still manufacturing the hotends.
It looks like they are ONLY making this metal version now. Ive always used J-heads since version 2.
I bought one - Cant wait to try!!
I wish them well. I don’t use groove mounted hot ends, I can’t tell a clear way to adapt any of this design to my machines.