The new V6 hotend?

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  1. tarjeik

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    Hi,

    Currently sourcing parts for a printer and had almost settled on the E3D V5 hotend until I noticed Sanjay mentioning a V6 being in the works in some forum. Long story short - should I just get the V5 or wait for the V6? :) Can you provide any info on the improvements planned? Any ETA?
     
  2. Josh

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    Hey Tarjeik,

    V6 is indeed in the works. But I don't want to say too much - that would spoil all the excitement!

    What I can tell you is that the HotEnd will:
    • Contain no Kapton :D :D
    • Be lighter and a little more compact :cool:
    • Be more geared towards printing with flexible plastics

    There will be a beta product coming out in the next 2 months which will be available to buy. The finished product will be coming out after this depending on how the beta run goes.

    In the meantime I would advise going with the v5.

    Watch this space...
     
  3. Eaglezsoar

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    Great news!
     
  4. tarjeik

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    Thanks for the info Josh, just placed an order for the V5 :)
     
  5. Creo

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    Will the V5 be discontinued when beta testing of V6 is complete?
     

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