So the only real benefit is in printing exotic materials that require hotter temps?
Do you feel there is any print quality difference between the two for PLA or ABS?
Also, if I want to keep printing PLA, would it be possible to have both my UMO and E3D hotends attached at the same time (I have dual extrusion upgrade) and just take off the E3D and use the UMO hotend for PLA, then reattach the E3D when I wish to use it for ABS and all other hotter materials?
Is the E3D easy to remove and reinstall?Edited by Guest
I guess there is no real benefit if you just print PLA.
The stock hot end is quite good, so why change it?
Well if you want to print more ´technical´ filaments (XT, carbon, ...) you will need to increase the temperature and this is not good for the UMO hot end: beyond 240°C your PFTE coupler won't last long and at 250°C you reach the limit for the PEEK...
So if you need to print hot E3D is an easy alternative.
Does it clog? Not for the few PLA prints I did, but from what I have read it is not not the best feature of the E3D. If you really want to print PLA with it it would be wise to go for the 1.75mm version which has a PFTE liner in it, but then you need to change/modify your extruder as well.
Better for flex? I doubt, typical issues with flex on UMO have nothing to do with the hot end.Edited by Guest
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