The MUTANT™ is an innovative new system that will give your FDM printer the ability to change your hot end on the fly, mount various hot ends, and other tools such as laser cutters, pen plotters, food plungers, ceramic printers, dial gauges, and just about anything you think of can be driven by the machine’s mechatronic components!
The MUTANT™ is patent-pending, trademarked, and began development in mid-2018. In early 2109 James Tongue joined us and co-developed the MUTANT with Peter Solomon. The MUTANT has been in beta testing for 5 months as of August 2020 and is production-ready and shipping as of January 2021.
Watch how is easy it is to install and give your printer superpowers by Bryan Vines, one of our beta testers!
Check out this video for a complete overview of the installation process by Chris Riley.
The MUTANT makes it so simple to swap out any hot end or tool in seconds; just shut down your machine, swing down the locking lever, and remove your current hot end, replace it with another, swing up the lever to lock in place, and turn back on your machine!
The MUTANT can easily mount to nearly any FDM machines (except for deltas at the moment) with V-slot wheels or can mount to nearly any machine with MGN12H linear rail bearings top or front-mounted as well as to Prusa i3 style machines.
The MUTANT is a workhorse, made to last, and made to ensure consistency.
Its bodies are made from glass-filled Nylon and able to resist long periods in heated enclosures. They contain high-performance PCBs with 2 leads rated at 10 Amps each and 12 leads rated at 2.5 Amps each. Works with 12 or 24 Volt DC systems. You are able to mount all types of bed leveling sensors. Works with Remote Extruders or Direct Drive Extruders.
MUTANT Extras include:
And you are done! No need to change any settings or firmware. You may want to set your new Y offset in the slicer or do one of the Y fixes to get the full length out of the new system, this can be done in the slicer program, and some printers can even be modified to move theY end stop or Y-axis rail to gain the 15 MMS. See Teaching Tech’s informative video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpciFs30xCA&t=0s
Mounting MUTANT to your Machine, you will need either of these:
Mounting your hot end or tool to the MUTANT:
Print out one of our many available hot end mounts from the list below or create your own with our mobile plate mounting template. The list is always growing, check out our Thingiverse collection page here https://www.thingiverse.com/groups/the-mutant/things
Attention: Please do not mount this yourself if you don’t already have knowledge and proficiency with working with electrical components. The electrical work is pretty easy, simply inserting wires into connectors, no soldering, no firmware adjustments. If in doubt please bring to a certified electrician. Wham Bam is not responsible for any damage this may cause to your machine or equipment, so please use caution when installing and testing.