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How J-Head™ M3 Stud Thermistors are Made

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At J-Head™, we take pride in producing high-quality thermistors that provide accurate readings of the internal temperature of your heater block. Our M3 Stud thermistors are designed to be a step above the rest, with a unique construction that sets them apart from other products on the market. Here’s a closer look at how we […]

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Optimizing Your 3D Printer’s Motion with Hotends.com’s RepRap Calculators

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Accuracy and consistency are key to producing high-quality 3D prints, and it all starts with your printer’s motion. The new 3d Printer Calculators section on Hotends.com offers two REPRAP essential tools to help you get the most out of your 3D printer’s motion: the String Drive Steps per MM Calculator and the Belt Drive Steps […]

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Startup Manufacturing: How 3D Printing Can Help You Bring Your Product to Market

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3D printing technology has revolutionized the way products are designed, manufactured, and brought to market. In this article, we will explore how a startup company can use 3D printing to prove out their product, handle low volume sales, and potentially even handle their entire production run. We will also explore the advantages and disadvantages of […]

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It’s 2023: Should I Still Be Printing With A Raft?

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As we enter 2023, 3D printing technology has come a long way from where it was even just a few years ago. One question that many 3D printing enthusiasts may be asking themselves is whether or not they should still be using a raft when printing their models. What is a raft, and why is […]

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The Ultimate Solution for Changing Nozzles?

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The J-Head Farmer hotend is a versatile and reliable tool for your 3D Printer that allows you to easily change nozzle sizes on your 3D printer. With its ability to use standard nozzles and swap kits, the J-Head Farmer offers a range of options for different printing needs. Swapping Nozzles? One of the major benefits […]

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So You Got A 3D Printer For Christmas Eh?

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Welcome to the exciting world of 3D printing! If you’ve recently received a 3D printer as a gift or purchased one for yourself, you’re in for a treat. With a 3D printer, you can create all kinds of amazing objects, from toys and figurines to functional parts and tools. We all know that this article […]

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3D Printing In Space: What This Means For Humanity

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*Warning – This article is a bit of a read but I am a total nerd when it comes to space! 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process of creating a physical object from a digital design by building it up layer by layer. It has the potential to revolutionize the way […]

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Get A Perfect First Layer With Any 3D Printer

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When it comes to 3D printing, getting the perfect first layer is crucial. Not only does it set the foundation for the rest of the print, but it can also be the difference between a successful print and a failed one. In this article, we’ll go over some tips and techniques for getting a perfect […]

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Power Supplies: Considerations To Keep In Mind For Your 3D Printer

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The power supply is a crucial component of any 3D printer. It’s responsible for providing the necessary electricity to operate all of the components of the printer, including the hotend heater cartridge, the motors, and any additional electronics. Choosing the right power supply is essential for ensuring that your 3D printer operates smoothly and produces […]

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Get Spare PTC Fittings For Your Bowden Tube: Or?

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Surely there is a better solution? Bowden PTC fittings, or push-to-connect fittings, are commonly used in 3D printing setups to connect Bowden tubes. While they may seem like a convenient and cost-effective solution, they are prone to several issues that will impact the quality and reliability of your 3D prints. Bowden Fitting Broken Teeth: One […]

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How To Pick Hotend Voltage: 12 Volt vs 24 Volt?

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What is the difference between 12 and 24 volt 3D printers? Picking the right voltage for your 3D printer’s hotend is an important consideration that can impact the performance and efficiency of your machine. In general, 24V systems tend to offer several advantages over 12V systems, including faster heating and improved stepper motor performance. Here’s […]

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Buy A New Hotend?

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If you’re in the market to buy a new hotend, you’re in the right place. Hotends are the essential component of every 3D printer, allowing the printer to precisely deposit molten plastic and create complex 3D objects. But with so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for […]

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How 3D printing is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry

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3D printing is changing the game for manufacturers all over the world. This amazing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, allows businesses to create complex, custom designs quickly and affordably. And trust me, it’s a game-changer. Let’s start with the basics. With traditional manufacturing methods, companies often have to spend a ton of time and […]

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The top 5 hottest 3D printing trends for the coming year

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3D printing has come a long way in recent years, and it’s only getting more advanced and widespread. In the coming year, there are a few trends in the world of 3D printing that are worth keeping an eye on. Here are the top five hottest 3D printing trends to look out for in the […]

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The Future Of Hotends: What To Expect In The Coming Years

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The Future Of Hotends Hotends, the essential component of 3D printers that melts and extrudes plastic filament, have come a long way since their inception. And with advancements in technology, the future looks even brighter for these crucial tools in the world of 3D printing. Here’s what we can expect in the coming years. Improved […]

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Hotend Wire Management

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Wire management on 3D Printers is often a headache but a simple fix to this problem can be made with the humble Aircraft Connector. Aircraft Connectors come in many different pin arrangements and the one you will most likely want is the 8-pin variety. Seen Here: This aircraft connector handles all the wires for everything […]

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Slicer settings for Ender 3 Pro

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Printed with the stock slicer settings for Ender 3 Pro with a J-Head Farmer hotend. There are many choices when it comes to Slicers for 3D Printing and one such we will look at today is Prusa Slicer. In testing the new J-Head™ Farmer hotend with various slicers on popular printers, I figured an Ender […]

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Bringing The J-Head™ Farmer To Market

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Bringing a product (J-Head™) to market has got to be one of the hardest things a person can do. The J-Head™ Farmer Hotend is a great hotend. This little hotend design is packed with so many wonderful features! I cannot wait for the world to see it.This hotend allows you to deal with problems in […]

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Eliminate The Paper Test…kind of

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The Paper Test What Is It? It is a common method used to “level the bed” of most 3D Printers where you take a slip of paper and sweep it back and forth under your Hotend Nozzle while bringing it closer to the Print Bed until you feel the nozzle dragging on the paper. Once […]

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Standard Nozzles You Say?

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3D Printer Hotend Nozzles The NEW J-Head™ Farmer says –Use All Your Standard Nozzles!! brass, hardened steel, carbide, ruby etc .2mm, .3mm, .4mm, .5mm, .6mm, .8mm, .9mm, 1mm A Hotend is the most important part of the 3D printer because it is what extrudes the filament after all. Your 3D Printer nozzle is directly responsible for the quality of […]

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Fan Shroud – We put a STOP to this!

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New Features: The new J-Head™ fan shrouds come with an Anti-Spin safety feature that stops the fan shroud from spinning around the finstack and touching the heater block. This opens the door for new possibilities — stay tuned… When the shroud clicks into place it locks in over the core tube setscrew – preventing spin. […]

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(pst — a new hotend) Big (very big) News!

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Product Announcements Shouldn’t Be Boring I am excited to share some VERY big news. Meet The New J-Head™ Farmer — a hotend designed for Print Farms and YOU! Quick Swap Parts – Adjustable Length – Replaceable Nozzles – Seamless Core Tube – All-New Fan Shroud System – Stylish New Sock + much much more! You havn’t seen […]

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How would you like to be featured on Hotends.com eh…eh?

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Signups are now live at https://www.hotends.com/the-hotspot We want to highlight community members and what they are doing in 3D Printing with J-Head hotends. It has come to my attention that there is a painfully severe lack of content on hotends.com and it is time to remedy that but I don’t want to feature what we […]

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