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Team

Relied upon by some of the biggest names in the industry, it's really the team behind it all that makes the key difference.

David
Director
David
Sanjay
Director
Sanjay
Joshua
Director
Joshua
Clare
Head of Commercial
Clare
Lee
Head of Finance & HR
Lee
Nick
Head of Operations
Nick
Phil
Head of Engineering
Phil
Charles
Customer Service Manager
Charles
Daniel
Technical Content
Daniel
Disha
B2B Sales Manager
Disha
Farrah
Customer Support Agent
Farrah
Georgia
Marketing Manager
Georgia
James
Customer Support Agent
James
Jessica
Sales Administrator
Jessica
Kuba
Sales Administrator
Kuba
Lawson
Reseller Sales Manager
Lawson
Natalie
Customer Support Agent
Natalie
Sam
Marketing Assistant
Sam
Alex
Design Engineer
Alex
Andy
Design Engineer
Andy
Dylan
Design Engineer
Dylan
George
Design Engineer
George
Greg
Senior Design Engineer
Greg
Jeremy
Junior Design Engineer
Jeremy
Sam
Design Engineer
Sam
Travis
Junior Design Engineer
Travis
Rory
Lead Engineer
Rory
Abdi
Dispatch Team Assistant
Abdi
Adrian
Stock Manager
Adrian
Alan
Production Team Assistant
Alan
Benjamin
Production Team Assistant
Benjamin
Catherine
Project and Systems Coordinator
Catherine
Elaine
QC Engineer
Elaine
Harry
Warehouse Team Leader
Harry
Ian
Assembly Team Leader
Ian
John
Production Team Assistant
John
Karen
Production Team Lead
Karen
Krysta
Production Team Assistant
Krysta
Kyle
Production Planner
Kyle
Lou
Systems Administrator
Lou
Michael
Procurement Manager
Michael
Mark
QC Technician
Mark
Paul
Dispatch Team Leader
Paul
Sarah
Production Team Lead
Sarah
Shekhar
Deputy Dispatch Manager
Shekhar
Suzanne
Motion System Technician
Suzanne
Zaneta
Production Supervisor
Zaneta
Adam
Lead Developer
Adam
Mansi
Developer
Mansi
Alison
Accounts and Office Manager
Alison
Nana
HR Advisor
Nana
Tanya
Bookkeeper
Tanya

Our story

The E3D story told through our biggest milestones.

Sometime in 2012

Beginning

Location: Dave’s bedroom, Isle of Wight. Full time teachers Sanjay and Dave got hold of one of the first Mendel 90s heralding from Adrian Bowyer and Rep Rap Pro. Falling in love with the hobby, they immediately begin making their own modifications and parts, noticing a lack of well-made HotEnds for RepRappers and home 3D printing enthusiasts.

2012

E3D-V4

Putting their engineering and technical knowledge to work, the guys make use of the machining tools at the school where they work to make some prototype HotEnds. After tooling around with a few designs they make a handful of V4 HotEnds and announce them online, ‘just to see’. They sell out within 48 hours, and the guys realise there might be something in this whole 3D printing business. Dave and Sanjay decide to give teaching a break to focus on E3D.

E3D-V4

2012-2013

And Josh makes it 3

Realising that they might have started something a bit big, Sanjay and Dave convince their old friend Josh (an engineering and coding genius) to leave his regular, well paid job and join them in founding a proper website and company.

And Josh makes it 3

2013

The chicken shed

Working from what was formerly a chicken shed (pictured), the growing team along with all their stock and equipment squeeze into a tiny business unit on the Isle of Wight. To keep costs down they also live together and import their girlfriends from the mainland to help as the shipment numbers grow.

The chicken shed

2013

Introducing multi-extrusion

With Kraken, Cyclops, and Chimera, E3D adds multi-extrusion to what is rapidly becoming a full ecosystem of modular and cross-compatible HotEnds and parts.

Introducing multi-extrusion

2014

The V6

Perfecting the design they’ve been working on for years, E3D releases the V6. Compared to V5 it offers decreased bulk by bringing fin spacing closer together, a slimmer design, a smaller heater block, and improved performance. The V6 HotEnd (or e3d-v6 as it’s known at the time) goes on to be a huge success and sets the standard for consumer HotEnds.

The V6

2014

A bigger chicken shed

With the success of the V6, the team decide that we could probably do with a proper road network for couriers and a decent Internet connection (it is E3D Online after all). After careful consideration E3D ups and moves to the mainland, upgrading to a much larger ex-chicken shed in the Oxford area of England. The first proper paid employees join the team, bringing the numbers up to 6.

A bigger chicken shed

2015

The Lite6

It's around this time that poor-quality cloned products calling themselves ‘V6’ begin cropping up. E3D launches Lite6 as a low-cost alternative HotEnd that opens 3D printing possibilities at a lower price point (without being a fire hazard). Read more about it here.

2015

BigBox

Local professional maker and engineer Greg shows the boys his latest brainchild: a large-volume, hackable 3D printer for enthusiasts and tinkerers! Realising its potential, the guys work together to set up the BigBox Kickstarter. To everyone’s surprise the project is funded within 5 hours and reaches an incredible £262,143. With a need for a much larger building and packing staff to cope with the project, the personnel total reaches 16.

BigBox

2016

Spoolworks

As 3D printing filaments become more readily available, the team notices that many of those entering the market are cheaply-made and poorly-toleranced, leading to jams and clogs while printing. SpoolWorks is launched by E3D to provide high-quality filaments in a range of vibrant colours. The range grows to include Scaffold, a dedicated soluble support filament (pictured).

Spoolworks

2016

Prusa joins the party

Josef Prusa takes on the V6 as the HotEnd for i3 MK2, rapidly becoming the biggest 3D printer-manufacturer to include the V6 as standard. This prompts another flurry of growth, pushing our numbers into the twenties.

Prusa joins the party

2016

Nozzles

By the end of 2016 the addition of plated copper nozzles and an experimental high-resolution nozzle with a 0.15mm diameter brings our range to almost 100 options.

Nozzles

2017

Titan Aero launches

Since smashing into the world of extruders with Titan back in March 2016 the next logical step for E3D was to integrate a Hot End into it, compress it as much as possible and make an ultra-compact all-in-one extruder and hotend. Read more about it here.

Titan Aero launches

2017

Watercooling

Before the end of 2017, the only water-cooled HotEnd available from E3D was the Kraken – a powerful four-headed monster only suitable for advanced users. December brings a complete, compact water-cooling kit as well as the Titan Aqua: a water-cooled cousin to the Titan Aero. These parts bring water-cooling for 3D printing within reach for many hobbyists. Read more about it here.

Watercooling

2018

The big move

At some point in 2017 we realised that we were sprawled across 5 buildings in our little business park. We even had a golf buggy to transport hotends from the assembly line across the business park to the packing department. A new large space became available, and after 5 months of renovations including building mezzanine office floors we managed to move the entire business all under one roof.

The big move

2019

Hemera

At TCT 2019 we unveiled our latest HotEnd/Extruder. Dual-drive Hemera has a game-changing design and offers flawless flexible performance. Read more about it here.

Hemera

2020

E3D ToolChanger

Revealed at MRRF 2018 and after 2 years in the making, including an awesome Beta testing programme, our advanced tool-changing research platform is now available to purchase here.

E3D ToolChanger