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Therminator 5 Hot End
Tony May, a software engineer from Chesterland Ohio, has often been frustrated with demanding 3D prints that fail due to poor quality hot ends/extruders, the better quality ones were just out of his price range so he did what any good RepRapper would do; made his own.
He’s so sure of the quality of his hot end, the Therminator 5, that he’s up on… guess… yes, Kickstarter. Asking for $2,000 dollars to manufacture 50 Therminator 5s May claims the major improvements are: The primary improvements of the design are:
- A larger heat zone for temp stabilization.
- Machined brass for better heat transfer and durability.
- Double heat power resisters for fast heat -up and heat zone stability for fast print jobs.
- A thicker insulator (PEEK) for heat isolation and durability.
- Only has five total parts making it very easy to maintain
- The nozzle comes off without taking the extruder or hot end apart.
- We are able to machine the PEEK insulator on our in house lathe.
- Uses nozzles that are always available and cost less than other nozzles you have to buy (if in stock) The mount is common for most RepRap Mendel and Prusa extruders.