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Supercharge your desktop printer

Supercharge your desktop printer


This video from Slice Engineering says it all, watch now...


The Copperhead is a low-cost, open-source hotend option that can handle the heat — heat creep, that is.

Replace your factory model hotend with the Copperhead™, to upgrade your 3D printer’s performance and reduce jamming, giving you a smooth print every time.

The Copperhead can be installed on just about any printer, there are many adapter plates and connections that are printable or made from cnc, most are found here:

https://www.sliceengineering.com/pages/adapters

Unlike most materials, plastics don’t have a clean transition from solid to liquid during melting. As filament moves through the hotend, it heats up and reaches the material’s glass transition temperature (Tg), entering a semi-solid, semi-liquid, “gooey” state. While in this state, the plastic responds to applied forces like a wet noodle, causing undesirable print effects like reduction in resolution, blobbing and jamming. An efficient heat break narrows the physical distance during which the plastic is at it’s Tg, and thus improves 3D printer performance. The Bimetallic Heat Break™ from Slice Engineering® is the only heat break designed through the use of thermal imaging to optimize heat transfer.

Primary benefits:

  • Heat sink designed optimized for noise reduction
  • Bimetallic Heat Break™ technology
  • Rate to 450°C to cover the gamut of 3D printable thermoplastics
  • Versatile mounting options, including a groove mount configuration for optimal flexibility
  • Uses Rep Rap style nozzles
  • Quick-swap capability for hot components
  • Adjustable length to level multi-extrusion systems
  • High-quality materials include a hardened copper alloy hot block, cold-worked stainless steel, and aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Open source - published under a CC BY SA 4.0 license

Select the parts that suit your printer from the selections below.

Needed to buy:

  • High temp thermistor for the hotend- LINK here
  • 12v or 24v Heater cartridge- LINK here
  • 40mm or 20mm fan or print adapter to suit your voltage

Build your hotend - You need to select from the options below:

  1. Copperhead hot block
  2. Heat break- To suit your printer
  3. Heat Sink - Groove or screw type to mount to your printer.
  4. Add each to your cart

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    Boron Nitride Paste

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    Thermal paste for improving conduction Acts as a release agent Unlike anti-seize compounds, Boron Nitride is not electrically conductive, whi...

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    50W Heater Cartridge 12 and 24v (Slice Eng, NZ Stock)

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    Pump more power into your 3D printer with a high power density 50W heater cartridge.  Available in 24V and 12V variations with different connector...

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    Plastic Repellent Paint- Slice Engineering

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    Got a sticky nozzle? Sick of plastic sticking to it all the time? Plastic Repellent Paint™ by Slice Engineering® is the solution for you! Plastic ...

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    Slice Engineering Thermistors 300deg Mosquito/Copperhead (NZ Stock)

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    Eliminates the need for high temperature RTD's or having two separate thermistors to maintain accuracy at both the low and high end of the temper...

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    The Mosquito™ High Temp Hotend

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    Product on pre purchase at this stage to keep up with dammands, secure your Mosquito as they sell fast. Superior heat break performance - conduct...

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    Copperhead™ Hot Block

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    Copperhead™ Hot Block Nickel-plated for superior longevity and reduced emissivity Copper alloy base material Distinctive laser marking Convenient ...

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    Hotend Cooling Fan

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    High quality 25 mm box fan with dual Japanese bearings 3.64 CFM Genuine Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 connector Mounts directly to the standard Mosqu...

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    Copperhead™ Hotend- Slice Engineering (NZ Stocks)

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    Replace your factory model hotend with the Copperhead™, to upgrade your 3D printer’s performance and reduce jamming, giving you a smooth print ever...

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    Mosquito® Magnum+ Print Absurdly Fast Hotend 1.75mm

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    MORE THAN A HOTEND, A NEW MODALITY Mosquito® Magnum+™ Includes all of the industry-leading benefits of the Mosquito® product line, such as Bimetall...

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    RTD PT1000 Temperature Probe (NZ Stock)

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    500deg rated PT1000 slice engineering temp sensor These are to replace the stock 450deg thermistor  Pt1000 Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) u...

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    Groove Mount Adapter

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    Mounts directly to the top of The Mosquito Hotend™/Mosquito Magnum™ heat sink Simple to install and configure Machined aluminum component Inc...

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    Copperhead™ Heat Sink

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    Copperhead™ Heat Sink Aircraft-grade aluminum heat sink Fits the Standard Copperhead™ Heat Break Two variants available SEMI™ mount Groovemount F...

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    Copperhead™ Heat Break

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    Copperhead™ Heat Breaks Bimetallic Heat Break™ Rated to 450 °C Covers the gamut of printable thermoplastics Eliminates Heat Creep Copperhead™ Hea...

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    Eisele Elbow Fittings 6mm OD

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    Liquid Mosquito 6mmOD cooling connections NOTE: These are 5-6 days delivery from the US if ordered with the Liquid Mosquito hotend complete. High-q...

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    The Mosquito™ Liquid Hotend ( Water cooling)

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      Liquid Mosquito NOTE: These are 5-6 days delivery from the US directly at this stage as production is released. Behold the Mosquito™ Liquid - it ...

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    The Mosquito™ Liquid Block ( Water cooling head)

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     Liquid Mosquito block NOTE: These are 5-6 days delivery from the US directly at this stage as production is released. Fits the standard mosquito o...

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    Extension Cable for Fan or Thermistor

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    1 m long extension cable Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 connector (female end) JST RE-02 connector (male end) 

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    Mosquito™ Heat Break

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    Need to replace your heat break? We’ve got you covered, with the Bimetallic Heat Break™ from Slice Engineering. Composite, bi-metallic constructio...

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    Hardware for mounting the hot block to the heat sink in the Mosquito or Mosquito Magnum hotends. Thin walled stand-off tubes reduce conductive he...

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    Hotend Mounting Hardware

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    Mounting hardware for all Slice Engineering® hotend variants. Includes: Set (2x) of M2.5x10 socket head cap screws and washers for attaching Mosq...

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    Heat Break Insulator

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    Replacement heat break insulator for the Mosquito Magnum™ hotend Composite construction Insulates Mosquito Magnum™ heat break to help extend ...

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    Mosquito™ Heat Sink

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    Aircraft grade aluminum heat sink Fits Mosquito™ or Mosquito™ Magnum Mounting point for 25 mm cooling fan Contains built in anti-rotation f...

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    Mosquito™ Hot Block

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    Replacement hot block for the standard Mosquito™ and Mosquito Magnum™ hotend variants High-grade copper construction Plastic-repellent coatin...

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    Threaded Stem Adapter

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    Mounts directly to the top of the Mosquito™/Mosquito Magnum™ hotend heat sink Simple to install and configure Machined steel components Inc...

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