3D printing spares and parts manufacturer E3D found itself suddenly struggling to replace the name of its latest Hermes extruder. This happens before the product unveiling on Friday.
“We are obliged to change the name of the extruder formerly known as Hermes,” writes Georgia Willans, E3D’s marketing manager through an email. “An international company of the same name was concerned about a conflict with their brand.” He added.
Willans guaranteed that the renaming of the product worked out well as expected. As a result, the newly-unveiled Hermes is now called Hemera. The name comes after a Goddess. This is because all the extruders and hot ends of the company share titles with Grecian gods.
The announcement of the E3D the double drive extrusion mechanism was made at the TCT Birmingham. This was at the beginning of this year.
The firm states its device comes in both direct drive and Bowden. The system boasts a double drive all-metal drive train and can print flexibles.
“E3D Hemera is our highest performing product to date and we anticipate it to be highly disruptive,” stated Sanjay Mortimer, E3D co-founder in a press statement.
The E3D Hemera, features a double-drive system that offers a big help in hold over one drive mechanism. The filament can be pushed with about ten kilograms of force. Also, the secondary gear bar is on transferable, sprung drone which lets the user alter filament tension. Every gear is frozen stainless steel.
Sharp-edged teeth that have a circle-bottomed profile offer exceptional grip. It also strongly resists filament rubble getting toward the drive gear. This is in nearly all cases its self-cleaning as any wreckage simply drops off the teeth.
The manufacturer was able to lessen the size of the gears. This was through the use of an all-metal hardened stainless steel drivetrain.