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3D Printer Extruder Ingenuity. 3D Platform’s HFA and HFE extruders are the fastest high flow filament extruders on the market. Quick-Swap dual 3D Printer Extruder heads deliver high-quality 3D prints and are independently controlled for speed and extruded material amounts. The modular design can accommodate filament sizes from 1.75mm to 6mm and nozzles sizes from 0.2mm to 5mm. Genius!

HFE 300 3D Printer Extruder


The (High Flow Extruder) HFE 300 offers four times the volumetric throughput compared volcano extruder, and offer customers the flexibility to change extruders depending on their application and purpose.

  • Quadruple the volumetric throughput of 3DP’s previous generation of extruders to 70 mm3/s (15.38 in3/hr)
  • Produce maximum output with high reliability
  • Comes as an optional upgrade for the 3DP 300 Series Workbench Pro and 400 Series Workbench XTreme
  • Use commercially available 2.85 mm filament
  • Volume / Second:  70mm³/S
  • Volume / Hour:  15.4in³/hr
  • Nozzle Sizes:
    1.0 mm (minimum)
    1.0 mm (standard)
    2.4 mm (maximum)

HFA 3D Printer Extruder


The HFA (High Flow Air Cooled) extruder that is the first in a new line of high-performance, high-speed extruders. Featuring quick-swap dual extruder head capability and independent control for speed and extruded material amounts.

  • They produce maximum output with high reliability
  • They feature a gear reduction transmission that prevents filament stripping and slipping
  • Their print resolution is down to 50 microns
  • They come standard with the 300 Series Workbench Pro and as an available upgrade option with the 100 Series Work Table and 200 Series Workbench Classic
  • Provide continuous duty cycle for commercial digital manufacturing environments
  • Available as a field-installed upgrade kit
  • Volume / Second:  35mm³/S
  • Volume / Hour:  7.7in³/hr
  • Nozzle Sizes:
    0.4 mm (minimum)
    0.6 mm (standard)
    2.5 mm (maximum)

Design World Gets A Glimpse Of 3DP’s New Line Of 3D Printer Extruders

Leslie Langnau of Design World Magazine sits down with John Good of 3D Platform to discuss 3D printer extruder speeds in large format 3D printing. Their discussion begins with the question of “how much material your device can lay down at a time?” John’s response begins by giving as industry baseline stat for extruder speed/throughput at 1x, and then using that for comparison.

“I’m introducing extruders with what I call higher thermal capacity, 900 watts that are delivering 16 times the volumetric throughput … You can imagine going from a 320- hour print down to a 20- hour print and what the business impact for the customers is.”

John goes on to explain, “If the throughput rate of the industry is roughly one cubic inch per hour, 3DP’s extruder is 32x that or 60 cubic inches per hour. The HFE 900 is the wattage that we’re able to power into the filament to go ahead and melt it, printing a particular sample in roughly 3 hours as opposed to 50 hours with a less capable extruder.”

“Here’s a perfect example of folks wanting the capability to print large parts, and with an added benefit of having them much stronger.”

When asked about finishes, John showcases the 3D-printed pawn sample. This object, the blue pawn that I am holding, was printed in roughly 2 ½ hours with a big nozzle. There was a trade-off in terms of surface finish, so one of the things that we’re showing are automotive techniques that generate mirror finishes.

Wrapping up the conversation, Leslie asks John to discuss the whole system of high throughput technology. John explains, “This is our work series extreme–we call it the 400. The print size has grown to be 1.5m X 1 m X .7m, so that’s you know 60 inches long on the diagonal. We are also showing the possibilities of adding nylon with fiber or other PTG or PLA’s … to give them material property strengths.”

“It’s a great example of what continues to happen in this industry that opens up new possibilities for customers.”