E3D V6 HotEnd

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Versatile solution for any 3D printing application
  • High-temperature performance
  • Reliable mechanism
  • Precise extrusion
  • Ease of maintenance
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  • FREE Delivery
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Local U.S. Support
  • Up to 20% Filament Discount
We Accept Purchase Orders From All Educational Institutions and Eligible Business Customers
This device comes with:
  • All the necessary tools
  • Fixings kit
  • PTFE tube
  • 3010 fan
Price $60.00
The estimated lead time is 5-10 business days.

The E3D V6 HotEnd is an all-metal universal hotend tailored for efficient high-temperature printing. It is compatible with a wide range of filaments, including advanced materials. Apart from this, the HotEnd allows printing at different resolutions and sizes within the versatile E3D V6 ecosystem.

A general view on the E3D V6 HotEnd.

The V6 comes available in four versions — default, Gold Edition, Lite 6, and dedicated Prusa V6 — each of which has its own benefits. Also, the package differs in terms of input diameter, input type, voltage, and extra kits. For more information check out the “What’s in the box” section. 

Thanks to its reliable construction and enhanced productivity, the E3D V6 HotEnd is suited for manifold professional and personal applications.



  • Highlights
  • What’s in the box
  • Look and feel
  • Price



The mounted E3D V6 HotEnd from the top down.

High-temperature capabilities

The V6’s all-metal design allows it to comfortably reach 300 °C with the supplied thermistor. To print at even higher temperatures (up to 500 °C), use a plated copper heater block along with a PT100 or PT1000. With this range, one can work with both standard (PLA, PETG, ABS) and engineering-grade materials (Polycarbonate, Ultem, Nylon, PEEK).

Simplicity of use

Alongside high performance, the V6 introduces a no-fuss approach to replacing both heater cartridges and temperature sensors. They can be simply slid into place and secured with a grub screw, ensuring easy and painless maintenance procedures.

Outstanding precision

The V6’s reliable HeatBreak provides improved control over filament output, which results in a lower risk of oozing and stringing. Thanks to the refined internal surface finish, it also allows for reduced extrusion force and improves the reliability of retractions.

Gold Edition updates

Serving as homage to the original V6 HotEnd, the Gold Edition offers a number of significant improvements in terms of its constituent parts. For example, the aluminum heater block is replaced by a plated copper one, which increases heat transfer and reduces the chance of filament sticking issue. The latter is particularly useful for high-temperature printing situations.

Furthermore, the standard brass nozzle is upgraded to hardened steel. Compared to the former, the hardened steel nozzle does not wear down by abrasive materials that fast. With it, one can safely print with carbon fiber, wood, or metal filled filaments.

Another step forward is high-precision, quick release heater cartridges instead of the standard ones. In addition to easier maintenance and upgradeability, they offer spot-on physical dimensions for greater surface area contact and improved electrical specifications for more stable performance.

Finally, the standard PTFE guide is upgraded to high-tolerance Capricorn PTFE tubing, with a tighter diameter and much-reduced friction, providing smoother, more accurate extrusion.

Pros of Lite 6

With a temperature limit of 240 °C, the Lite 6 version is not the best option for printing higher-performance engineering filaments like Nylon, Polycarbonate, or Ultem. Still, the HotEnd boasts a decent speed and precision, which makes it ideal for fast 3D printers. 

Further advantage is the stainless steel body that ensures increased strength and durability as well as good thermal resistance. Due to these important characteristics, the HotEnd is perfect for new users: it is really hard to damage.

Prusa drop-in replacement

The Prusa V6 version features a specific heatbreak with a custom internal geometry, providing more reliability with retractions when using the MMU. To ensure a true drop-in replacement experience, the HotEnd is supplied with a dedicated thermistor with a pre-prepared extension cable.

Thoughtful package

The device comes with everything one needs to start 3D printing right after receiving the package, from specific tools to handy add-ons.


What’s in the box

The regular supply package for the E3D V6 HotEnd.

V6 default kit includes:

  • V6 heatsink (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • V6 heatbreak (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • V6 brass 0.4mm nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • V6 duct
  • V6 aluminum heater block 
  • Heater cartridge (12V or 24V)
  • Thermistor cartridge
  • Thermistor extension cable
  • 3010 fan (12V or 24V)
  • Thermal compound
  • V6 fixings kit
  • V6 silicone sock
  • PTFE tube (100 or 800 mm)

V6 Gold kit includes:

  • 'Gold' anodised HeatSink (1.75 mm)
  • V6 HeatBreak (1.75 mm)
  • Hardened steel nozzle (1.75 mm, 0.4 mm)
  • Thermistor cartridge 
  • Thermistor extension cable
  • High precision heater cartridge (12V or 24V)
  • 3010 fan (12V or 24V)
  • V6 clear fan duct
  • V6 fixings kit
  • V6 Plated copper HeaterBlock
  • Capricorn tubing (100 mm)
  • Thermal paste
  • Collet
  • Collet clip

Lite 6 kit includes:

  • Lite 6 HeatSink (1.75 mm)
  • V6 Brass nozzle (1.75 mm, 0.4 mm)
  • PTFE tube (100 or 800 mm)
  • Thermistor cartridge 
  • Thermistor extension cable
  • 30W heater cartridge (12V or 24V)
  • V6 aluminum HeaterBlock
  • Red fan duct
  • 3010 fan (12V or 24V)

Prusa V6 kit includes:

  • V6 HeatSink (1.75 mm)
  • Stainless steel Prusa HeatBreak
  • Brass nozzle (1.75mm, 0.4mm)
  • 40W heater cartridge (12V or 24V)
  • V6 aluminum HeaterBlock 
  • Prusa specific thermistor cartridge 
  • Collet
  • Collet clip
  • V6 fixings kit 
  • M3 grub screw 
  • M3 washer
  • Thermal paste

Volcano block + Full range of brass nozzles package includes:

  • Fixings kit
  • 100mm PTFE tube (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • Threaded bowden coupling (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • 7mm spanner
  • Nozzle tin
  • 0.25mm V6 brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • 0.35mm V6 brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • 0.5mm V6 brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • 0.6mm V6 brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • 0.8mm V6 brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • 30W heater cartridge (12V or 24V)
  • Thermistor cartridge 
  • Thermistor extension cable 
  • Cable tie
  • Aluminum Volcano HeaterBlock 
  • 0.6mm Volcano brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • 0.8mm Volcano brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • 1mm Volcano brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm) 
  • 1.2mm Volcano brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)

Nozzle Fun Pack includes:

  • 7mm spanner
  • 0.25mm V6 brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • 0.3mm V6 brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • 0.5mm V6 brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)
  • 0.6mm V6 brass nozzle (1.75 or 2.85 mm)

For some items, package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.


Look and feel

A close-up perspective on the E3D V6 HotEnd.

The E3D V6 HotEnd is fairly compact and light. Depending on the version chosen, the look of the device will be slightly different. From left to right: V6 Gold, Lite 6, Prusa V6 HotEnd.

Different versions of the E3D V6 HotEnd.


The price for the E3D V6 HotEnd is $60.00, which is reasonable considering its versatility and reliable performance.

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