E3D Lite6 HotEnd
E3D Lite6 HotEnd
The E3D Lite6 HotEnd is the lower-cost HotEnd from E3D and it’s v6 Ecosystem compatible.
Great for Everyday Materials
The E3D Lite6 HotEnd can’t offer the same high-temperature performance as E3D-v6, which means that you can’t print higher-performance engineering plastics like Nylon and Polycarbonate. The PTFE liner in the E3D Lite6 HotEnd means that there is a temperature limit of 240°C.
The E3D Lite6 HotEnd is aimed at the more standard materials, such as ABS and PLA and it produces beautiful looking prints with outstanding reliability. The full-length PTFE liner also means you get great performance with flexible materials. The E3D Lite6 HotEnd has a slightly shorter effective melt-zone than v6, which does mean that print speeds are more modest, but still completely appropriate for all but the very fastest of 3D printers on the market. If you do need to get more speed from your machine then you can of course upgrade to either Volcano or v6 with ease.
The metal body of the E3D Lite6 HotEnd makes it incredibly robust and tolerant of accidents that new users inevitably encounter. If you accidently crash your E3D Lite6 HotEnd into a print there is effectively zero chance of it breaking. Unlike HotEnds constructed with PEEK bodies the E3D Lite6 HotEnd is also very tolerant of overheating accidents. Although the PTFE liner may be damaged by the heat, there is no PEEK insulator to melt into a nasty puddle of molten polymer.
The stainless steel parts are incredibly thermally robust and essentially impossible to damage with the supplied heater. This means that in the event of cooking your PTFE liner, you can quickly and easily swap it out for a new one and return your Lite6 HotEnd to full functionality.E3D have re-used as many parts from v6 and the rest of the E3D Ecosystem as possible. E3D use the same highly optimised nozzles and heated blocks. This means that E3D are using tried and tested v6 components to deliver great performance in the most important areas of the Lite6 HotEnd.
Whats in the Box
Lite6 Main Kit:
- 1 x Universal Fixings Kit (included as Standard)
- 2 x M3x10 Socket Dome Screw (for securing heater cartridge)
- 1 x M3x3 Socket Dome Screw
- 1 x M3 Washer (for securing heater cartridge)
- 4 x Pastfast30 3.0 X 16 Screws (for securing fan)
- 2 x M3 Grub Screws (for securing thermistor)
- 1 x 1.5 mm Hex Wrench
- 1 x 2 mm Hex Wrench
- 1 x V6 Aluminium Heater Block
- 1 x 0.4 mm Brass Nozzle
- 1 x Aluminium Heatsink (Lite6 Variant)
- 1 x Collet
- 1 x HotEnd Silicone Sock
- 1 x 30 mm Fan Duct (red)
- 1 x 30 mm Fan (12V/24V)
- 1 x Heater Cartridge (12V/24V)
- 1 x Ziptie
- 2 x Extension Wires (For Fan and Thermistor)
- 1 x Thermistor Cartridge
- 1x Bowden Screw-In Coupler
- PTFE Tubing