Hot end has two functions: the first is the fusion of the plastic material and the second is the deposit of the plastic on the plate. It consists of several parts, each with a specific task.
Hot end: Heating block – cartridge, sensor, cube
The responsible for heating is the heating cartridge. A small cylinder that heats through a short circuit, is controlled by the motherboard. The board gives the impulse to heat or turn off the cartridge by means of a temperature probe, also located in the hot end. This probe is as precise as it is delicate, so be prepared to change many in your career as a maker.
Probe and cartridge are held together by a cube, called a heating block, and these components take care of the first part of the job.
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