Diamond Hotend makes multi-color 3D printing possible from a single nozzle

Entrepreneurs in Denmark have taken another step towards improving the general usability of 3D printers with the Diamond Hotend, a single 3D extruder unit that can mix and melt three filaments together and produce items in a rainbow of colors.

Diamond Hotend 3D Printed Objects
Diamond Hotend 3D Printed Objects – Image Source: gizmag.com

“Hot end” refers to 3D printers which work by melting a plastic filament with a heater element, such as the FDM technology.  The “hot end” extrudes the melted plastic out of a small nozzle, one material and color at a time.  The Diamond Hotend by RepRap.me combines three heating chambers with a single nozzle to create a new sort of 3D hot end that can extrude different colors.

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Multi-color 3D printing possible from a single nozzle