Replacement Heater Cartridges – 3D Printers

The importance of Cartridge heaters in 3D printing cannot be underestimated – the efficient heating performance allows for precise melting and extrusion of the filament, contributing to the overall print quality. Commercial 3D printers used in applications such as automotive component manufacturing, precision modeling, or architectural modelling will have unique cartridge heater specifications unique to the printer.

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Commercial 3D printers and Cartridge Heaters

Therefore researching the requirements for the replacement of heater cartridges in 3d printers is necessary and learning about replacement 3d printer heater cartridges is advisable. Start with the manufacturer and appropriate maintenance documents specific to your 3D printer. If you have a specific task in hand or bespoke requirements, are technical team here at Tecnologic are able to provide expert advice on Cartridge Heater Elements and the specifications suited to the application.


TYPES of commercial 3D Printers

The following is a list of 3D printer models and their specialist print capabilities, each model will have its own documentation in relation to replacement parts and as such manufacturer specifications should always be followed, there are also instances whereby you may be customising your printer to further specialise in the print type or filament type requiring a more accurate or high heat temperature and as such you will need to specify the diameter of the cartridge heater, the diameter and the watts and voltage.

Ultimaker S5: The Ultimaker S5 is a popular choice for professional applications, offering a large build volume, high-resolution printing, and compatibility with a wide range of materials.

Formlabs Form 3: The Form 3 by Formlabs is a resin-based 3D printer known for its high-quality prints and precision. It utilizes stereolithography (SLA) technology, making it suitable for detailed and intricate models.

Stratasys Fortus 450mc: The Fortus 450mc from Stratasys is an industrial-grade 3D printer capable of producing durable and functional parts. It offers a large build volume and is often used for rapid prototyping and production-grade manufacturing.

3D Systems ProJet 3500 Series: The ProJet 3500 Series by 3D Systems is a line of professional-grade 3D printers that utilize MultiJet Printing (MJP) technology. These printers are known for their high-resolution prints and are commonly used in the dental, jewelry, and engineering sectors.

Markforged X7: The Markforged X7 is a composite 3D printer that can print using materials reinforced with continuous carbon fiber, fiberglass, or Kevlar. It is known for producing strong and functional parts suitable for industrial applications.

MakerBot METHOD X: The METHOD X by MakerBot is a desktop 3D printer designed for professional applications. It offers high precision, a heated build chamber, and compatibility with a range of engineering-grade materials.

EOS Formiga P 110: The Formiga P 110 is a compact and industrial-grade 3D printer from EOS. It utilizes selective laser sintering (SLS) technology, enabling the production of functional prototypes and small-series parts with a variety of materials.


When looking to replace 3d printer cartridge heater the following specifications are necessary to ensure the correct match and optimum performance of the printer.

Power Rating: The power rating of cartridge heaters used in commercial 3D printers can range from 40watts to 500 watts or more. Higher-power heaters are often required for faster and more efficient melting and extrusion of filament materials.

Voltage: The voltage rating can vary based on the electrical system of the printer, but common options include 24 volts, 110 volts, or 220 volts AC. The voltage selection depends on the printer’s design and power requirements.

Diameter: Cartridge heaters for commercial 3D printers typically have 8 mm diameter cartridge heaters to 16 mm. Larger diameters provide more heating surface area, enabling faster heating and higher-temperature capabilities.

Length: The length of cartridge heaters used in commercial printers can vary depending on the design and size of the printer. Typical lengths range from 30 mm to 150 mm or more. Longer heaters offer a larger heating zone, ensuring consistent heating along the filament path.

Material: Stainless steel is commonly used for the sheath material of cartridge heaters in commercial printers due to its durability and resistance to high temperatures. The choice of material ensures longevity and reliability under demanding operating conditions.

Heating Element: Similar to other cartridge heaters, nichrome wire is often used as the heating element in commercial 3D printers. Nichrome wire offers high resistance, good heat transfer, and durability at elevated temperatures.

Temperature Range: The temperature range for cartridge heaters in commercial printers can vary significantly depending on the materials being printed. Some printers may require heaters capable of reaching temperatures above 300°C or even 400°C for printing high-temperature materials like certain thermoplastics or composite filaments.

It’s important to note that the specific specifications of cartridge heaters used in commercial 3D printers can differ between manufacturers and models. For precise details, it is advisable to consult the printer’s documentation or reach out to us to discuss with our technical team the specifications required for custom-manufactured cartridge heaters suitable for the 3D printer in question.


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For more information on cartridge heaters in 3D printing machines, please visit our article on determining the best 3D printing cartridge.

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