E3D-Online has designed a new dual driven extruder, known as the E3D Hermes.
Read on E3D Hermes…
The news was announced at the TCT show 2019 in Birmingham. By getting the workings of a dual drive extruder, they have developed their version with some added benefits!
Therefore, by combining a hotend and extruder, they have created an all in one system which does both!
Using hardened metal dual gears, each groove in the gears is custom milled rather than being tapped therefore allowing a better grip on filament. Due to the material type and in addition to using Igus bearings, lubrication is not needed so as a result, they are low maintenance!
The E3D slideshow
Below you can view the slides for the E3D Hermes that were presented at the TCT Show.
What else is new with the E3D Hermes?
In addition to the above, the E3D Hermes has an aluminium body which is designed to enhance the airflow. Therefore, you can use lower-rated fans. Above all, the airflow is redirected to blow upwards rather than on the print area.
It uses a custom made Nema 17 motor. They have replaced the end caps with customised parts using die casts and machining technologies. Additionally, to help in the mounting of the E3D Hermes, T-nut slots have been inserted into the caps. As a result, this assists in mounting the extruder as well as other technologies, such as a BLTouch.
The E3D Hermes is designed so that any tinkering is done at the top rather than fiddling down the bottom. The size of this is smaller than their Titan Aero Extruders. Also, they are following what Prusa Research do when it comes to quality checks. E3D will mark each one with QC so that it can be tracked down to its origin!
To get rid of the gap between the extruder and nozzle, the filament is pushed directly into the heartbreak. As a result, this allows for ease of use when using flexible filaments.
Check out this interview below by Vector3D for more detail.
When can I get it and for how much?
E3D Hermes is due for release around November time. It will be sold as a whole package which includes the Extruder, Hotend and the motor. To reduce costs, E3D has used mass-production methods, so therefore they have stated that it will be a lot less than £100.
I will be keeping an eye on this when it’s released to see how it fairs!