Due to its strength and lower thermal conductivity, titanium is much better suited to fulfill the functions of a thermal barrier than stainless steel. E3D-Online and other heatbreak manufacturers use the world's most widely used titanium alloy for their special titanium heatbreaks: Grade 5 (or also Ti-6Al-4V, EN 3.7165, UNS R56400). The Grade 5 titanium alloy has no major weaknesses, is regarded as an all-rounder and therefore accounts for more than 50% of the worldwide titanium volume.
New and improved Kapton foil heaters are now available in the shop! Thanks to the close cooperation with the supplier and your feedback, it was possible to further improve the Kapton-heater and optimize it for the DICE! These are in detail:
Small update for the carrier plate of the Z-axis that saves work.
The water cooling for the DICE was very well received. The DICE was, for example, featured on hackaday.io as "sexiest Tiny Metal Core-XY 3D Printer", Thomas Sanladerer wants to build one and various "big player" from the 3d-printing scene have contacted me and we are going to make some very interesting things in the future. You should be curious!
Since several weeks I constantly did keep you curious for the second big DICE-update with little snippets of pics and videos in which you could barely see any detail. Now it is time: I tested it all extensively, pimped a DICE for a photoshoot and published all the data including the changelog to the dropbox-folder, like always.