Coil heater for 3D Printer
August 20, 2019
Tempco’s cable heaters and coil heaters are used in various industries and in diverse applications. A coil heater was designed and manufactured for a 3D printer manufacturer. The heater is installed to heat the extruder of the printer to melt plastic. The heater consists of a small coil heater with the following specifications:
- Inconel 600 sheath
- internal type “K” thermocouple
- assembled in a stainless steel cylindrical housing with a 6MM threaded insert
- housing diameter: 0.69"
- housing width: 0.45"
The most significant and unique features of this high-performance heater are:
- its small size
- its high temperature capability
- the integration of a temperature sensor within the heater that eliminates the need for an external sensor to reduce cost.
Product Engineering Manager
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