We’ve had a lot of customers lately requesting we carry nozzles to suit E3D’s Volcano HotEnd. In fact, Volcano seems to be growing in popularity, and recently we’re selling more Volcano upgrade kits than ever before.
In light of this, we are now carrying the full range of brass nozzles that E3D manufacture for the Volcano HotEnd. In sizes ranging from 0.40mm all the way up to 1.20mm, and to suit both 1.75mm and 3.00mm versions, we have these nozzles in stock and ready to go!
The majority of the requests we’ve received were for brass nozzles – so we decided to get them in ASAP and announce them now. We’re planning to expand our range to include other flavours of Volcano nozzles – such as hardened steel – shortly. That said, if you’re after a different type of nozzle and we don’t have it, please let us know – we can always order it in special, and it’s great to know what our customers are looking for.
RUMBA+ is one of our most popular products, and in the two years since we first launched it, we’ve had a great deal of customer feedback. Today, we’re announcing an updated version based on this feedback, and a reduction in price too!
We’re excited today to announce that our magnetic encoder modules are finally ready to go!
We’ve been working on these since late last year, and though it took longer than we expected we’re happy to finally be able to offer an easy and powerful solution for bringing closed-loop control to 3D printing.
We’ve been wanting to have our own control boards for a while now – we’re often asked for recommendations on control boards, and we’ve wanted to have our own option to put forward – an option where we control the quality, where we control the components used, and where we set the specification – because, really, that’s the only way we can know what we’re recommending.
Exciting news – today is the official launch of E3D’s latest hotend – the E3D-Lite6!
The Lite6 is designed as a more cost-effective counterpart to the E3D-V6. The Lite6 is an excellent entry-level hotend for those who are trying to stick to a budget, but still want the best bang-for-buck. Built to the same high quality standards as E3D’s other hotends, the Lite6 is a solidly-built hotend at a very tempting price-point.
We’ve spent a long time searching for the perfect hotend to carry – there are so many different options out there, it can get confusing pretty fast. What’s worse is that there are plenty of generic knock-offs that don’t perform as advertised. We want to offer a premium product, and after trying everything we could get our hands on, we were blown away by the quality – both print and construction – of E3D’s V6 hotend.
We’ve been in talks with E3D, and are now one of the first Australian distributors to be E3D Genuine certified!
For now we’re carrying the E3D-V6 hotend and related accessories – but we expect to branch out into E3D’s other exciting offerings pretty soon (Kraken, anyone?).
You may have noticed that we’ve been getting in more and more Adafruit products over the past few weeks. We’d like to take this opportunity to announce that we are now officially an Australian distributor for Adafruit products.
You might be asking – “you’re a 3D printer shop – why sell general electronics products?” – and that’s a fair question. We feel Adafruit are a key exemplar of the “maker” mentality, and that their products represent this. Basically, we feel that a lot of their stuff goes hand-in-hand with 3D printing, and we want to make those products easily available within Australia.
A good example are the different WS2812 RGB LED products Adafruit produce – or “Neopixels”. These LEDs are easy to setup and control, fun to work with – and easy to embed in anything you can print. They sparkle, shimmer, fade, pulse – whatever you want, in any colour you want. And besides – everything’s better with LEDs! Here’s an awesome example:
If you have a suggestion for an Adafruit product you think we should stock – let us know! Printed something cool that uses an Adafruit product? Post a comment, we’d love to see it!