Parts for this section
This is the device that takes the filament, heats it, and then places it exactly where needed to make your 3D print. It's main parts are:
The hot end ... melts the plastic
The extruder ... grabs filament from the spool and pushes to hot end
The mounting ... holds the extruder and hot end in place
The BOX 500 is designed to be able to use any type of print head that you chose but in this implementation of the project we push the limits by using a print head that can print with 4 different filaments at the same time to produce a variety of patterns with colours and or materials. For instance you could print with conductive filament inside of other colours or materials.
So this design will have 4 hot ends, 4 extruders, and 1 mounting. In addition, the cooling system will use water cycling through the print head as opposed to fans to move more heat more quickly.
ED3 Kraken (quad print head) kit: