Meet Pico Hybrid
It's even smaller, yet more functional.
DualDiameterYou can switch from from 1.75 to 3mm filaments in seconds with just the swap of a nozzle.
True All-metal or PTFE-lined. No false claims.Thanks to full length nozzle geometries our hot-end functions in either true All-metal or PTFE-lined configurations.
Smallest, lightest, & most compact hot-end — Ever.Just 39mm short and weighing only 16 grams. We complimented this tiny footprint with an integrated micro blower.
Up to 500°CWith three sensors to chose from and an available 60-watt heater and stainless steel heat block for printing the most exotic filaments.
Thermal Simulation & Flow Trajectory
Extensive FEA analysis redefined the limits of design — air flow simulation allowed us to scrutinze and carefully select which fan perfectly met our design goals for a sharp transition zone. Blower fans allow us to focus that flow on this critical area. Combining flow with thermal analysis, we are able to accurately simulate the whole package. The incredible results speak for themselves: Reduced weight. Reduced footprint. Reduced Extrusion force. Maximum reliability. A professional hot-end for serious users.
The idea behind Pico Hybrid is to solve the dilemma of having to choose one style of hot-end and trying to make it work for every job. Hands down, PTFE-lined hot-ends are the most reliable way to print PLA, especially for beginners. And a one-piece all-metal nozzle is the only way to go for high temperature materials. So we developed a modular design that can adapt by swapping nozzles and heater blocks... All-metal and PTFE. 1.75 and 3.00mm. 300°C and 500°C. Precision and high-flow, are all possible with one hot-end.
Force Test Stand — Validating Design
We are always looking to add to our repertoire of design tools and metrics to take us to the next level of hot-end design. The most common issue with hot-end performance is related to jamming or extreme force to extrude. We developed the idea of an extrusion force test stand to gain a better understanding of what is actually happening inside hot-ends and the extrusion process. After an initial test linep of a select few hot-ends the results show Pico Hybrid as the top performer, requiring the least amount of force to extrude.