With an installed weight of less than 27 grams on your carriage/effector the Zesty Nimble is smallest and lightest extruder you can buy, it has ample torque and is installable in multiple orientations. It simply is the best extruder for your 3D printer.
Our unique design allows for super easy and fast filament changes, while still fully enclosing the filament path, it allows you to print with filaments from flexibles, like Ninjaflex, through PLA/ABS through to exotics.
We've created is the smallest and lightest extruder in the world, this allows you to print faster while maintaining the accuracy of your prints. The Nimble is mounted on your hot-end and connected via a flexible drive cable to the stepper mounted on your printer frame.
Less mass, less inertia, easier movement, better prints.
Being a direct drive extruder, with a 30:1 gear ratio, the Nimble can extrude and retract with both precision and high torque. This allows you to print fast while remaining within the optimal torque/RPM range of your stepper and also negating any possible backlash.
The unique breech system of the Nimble means it has never been so easy to load filament.
Simply open the breech for a clear view of the filament path, slide the filament into the top of your hot end and close the breech.
You are now ready to print.
The Nimble can fit on almost any 3D Printer, it is the most flexible direct drive extruder. To achieve this we designed the Nimble to be ambidextrous. It can be mounted as left handed or right handed, simply by flipping it over.
This makes the most of your available space and enables mounting of 2 Nimbles with filament paths as little as 12.5 mm apart.
Integral to the flexibility of the Nimble is the adapter system that allows the Nimble to mount securely on any hot-end and carriage/effector combination.
The Nimble is flexible. This flexibility saves you money.
Changing to to a different hot end?
Simply change your adapter.
Upgrading to a multi nozzle hot end?
You don't have to buy a complete new extruder. Simply add a Nimble and an adapter.
Installing a Chimera/Cyclops?
You have 3 options; Dual Nimble upgrade kit, Nimble with the Chimera mount plate, or devise your own method. The Nimble is currently the only RDD available for the Chimera.
We have created mounts for the most common setups; a groove mount which ships standard with the single Nimble, a flat plate, an adapter for the Prusa i3.
Adapter options are growing every day as we work together with our customers.
They range from very simple to extremely complex effector designs that allows for magnetic joints, piezo-electric calibration sensing and LED lighting all in a single unit for the Kossel delta. There is even a simple adapter to use Nimbles on the Big Box IDEX modification.
All of our adapters are available freely under a Creative Commons license.
Join the Zesty family
Zesty Technology and the Nimble was born out of a user created community for the BI V2.5 delta printer.
Being connected and collaborative with our customers and community is one of our core tenets we are setting up different ways for you to contact us and talk to us directly.
We look forward to sharing the journey and supporting you as you give your 3D printer the upgrade it deserves with a Nimble.
Here are the benefits of the Zesty Nimble:
No more Bowden extruder. Flexible filaments are now easy to use.
Super simple filament changing
Clear view of the whole filament path.
Quick and sure retraction.
It is direct drive and the cable does not hinder this.
Small and compact
Will fit any printer, just mount with 2 M3 screws.
Faster printing with more accuracy, less stress on the printer.
Just flip it over for optimal placement.
With our adapter system it will fit any type of hot end. Adding an extra hot end? Even with a Chimera you simply order a secondary Nimble.
POM Injection molded gears make sure the parts are accurate and smooth. SLS printed shells make for a strong unit.
Our gear system increases available torque.
Smaller and lighter than any available extruder, with the added benefits of being more adaptable and easier to use.