StoneFlower3D, a German ceramic 3D printing startup has launched a print head for processing clay, concrete and pastes in 3D printing. The print head is durable and corrosion-resistant. It is made for the 3D printing of clay and pastes in academic research, material science, and also professional environments. The startup has named the print head as ‘PrintHead 3.0’.
This new device has been CNC-milled from stainless steel 1.4301 304/V2A and AL6061-T6 alloy to make sure it is durable. It consists of an optimized design that is intended to maintain uniform flow of the material. This will also help prevent leaks and jamming too.
This new model will replace the existing model PrintHead 2.0 thats used in the Ceramic 3D Printing KIT. The older version was upgraded to improve the performance of the printhead. The team of experts performed a no. of tests on different versions of the auger screw on the extruded that had 3D printed from stainless steel.
Tests were done with real clay to upgrade the shape of the screw, improve stability of the flow, and reduce wear, and hydraulic resistance of the print head. The Printhead 3.0, which with auger screw design with two concave flutes performs the best, is now available for purchase on the StoneFlower3D website for 240 € ($266.61).
It has been specifically designed to be compatible with a variety of FDM and clay 3D Printing technology and materials, which includes the StoneFlower 3D printer too. The printhead has the Nema17 stepper motor that can be connected to the standard main boards on an FDM 3D printer in place of the extrude. The stator’s inlets and outlets are made compatible with standard NPT threads of pipe fittings, hose connectors and nozzles.