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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
Joshua
Director
Joshua
James
Managing Director
James
Clare
Head of Marketing and Product Strategy
Clare
Phil
Head of Engineering
Phil
Ayo
Head of Finance and HR
Ayo
Teula
EA to the Directors
Teula
Georgia
Marketing Manager
Georgia
Dan
Technical Content Manager
Dan
Sibi
Social Media Manager
Sibi
Will
Technical Illustrator
Will
Natalie
Sales Office Lead
Natalie
James
Customer Support Agent
James
Dave
Account Manager
Dave
Andy
Key Account Manager
Andy
Disha
B2B Sales Manager
Disha
Rory
Lead Engineer
Rory
Mike
Senior Design Engineer
Mike
Tim
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Tim
Abs
Programme Manager
Abs
Jeremy
Junior Design Engineer
Jeremy
Sam
Design Engineer
Sam
Seb
Prototype Workshop Technician
Seb
James
Mechanical Design Engineer
James
Travis
Junior Design Engineer
Travis
Dylan
Design Engineer
Dylan
Andy
Design Engineer
Andy
Zaneta
Operations Manager
Zaneta
Paul
Supply Chain Manager
Paul
Shekhar
Dispatch Supervisor
Shekhar
Alex
Buyer
Alex
Lee
Production Team Assistant
Lee
Kevin
Quality Engineer
Kevin
Tomas
Production Team Assistant
Tomas
Matty
Dispatch and Warehouse Assistant
Matty
James
Dispatch and Warehouse Assistant
James
Delroy
Production Team Assistant
Delroy
Adrian
Stock Manager
Adrian
Sarah
Production Team Lead
Sarah
Harry
Production Supervisor
Harry
Ian
QC Technician
Ian
Karen
Production Team Lead
Karen
Krysta
Assembly Line Team Leader
Krysta
Kyle
Production Planner
Kyle
Lesley
Production Team Leader
Lesley
Paul
Dispatch Team Leader
Paul
Suzanne
Motion System Technician
Suzanne
John
Production Team Assistant
John
Natalie
HR Assistant
Natalie
Lilia
Bookkeeper
Lilia
Paige
Bookkeeper
Paige
Tanya
Management Accountant
Tanya
Gaurav
Finance Manager
Gaurav
Abdi
Report Writer & ERP Support Analyst
Abdi
Rob
ERP Manager
Rob
Jess
Sales Administrator
Jess
Max
Customer Support Agent
Max
Ruby
Customer Support Agent
Ruby

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

2021

RapidChange Revo™

This new ecosystem makes 3D printing easier, more reliable, and more accessible for everyone. Revo enables you to rapidly change nozzles, making it easier to use the right tool for each job or material. Simply unscrew the nozzle with your fingers at room temperature, and then screw in a new one. That’s it – no tools, no hot-tightening, no fuss. Buy here.

RapidChange Revo™

2022

ISO9001

E3D is very pleased to announce that we have been awarded an ISO9001:2015 certification from SGS for the Design and Manufacture of 3D Printing Hardware. We believe this is a significant achievement for our business and all our Stakeholders moving forward.

ISO9001

2022

ObXidian™

The world's most highly anticipated nozzle. After years of research and development, we are extremely proud to introduce you to ObXidian, our latest abrasion-resistant nozzle solution. Buy yours today!