We supply all of our printers with a standard E3D 0.4mm nozzle. However, there is a whole ecosystem of different nozzles which you can find on the market. Keep in mind that you must use proper preset settings for different nozzles in Slic3r or PrusaControl.
You can find our preset settings in PrusaControl or Slic3r PE:
- PrusaControl - Settings - Prusacontrol settings - Printer variation - choose nozzle diameter.
- Slic3r PE - Plater - Printer - choose nozzle diameter.
Hardened steel nozzle by E3D
E3D, a UK-based company, that supplies hotends for the Original Prusa i3 printers, has a whole ecosystem of upgrades and add-ons. We support some of them including the hardened steel nozzle.
Hardened steel nozzles are a must for highly abrasive materials. Regular brass nozzles will degrade very quickly and lose their properties.
Most of the abrasive materials are composites, plastics with additives. Some examples are ColorFabb XT CF20, ColorFabb Bronzefill, ColorFabb Brassfill and some glow-in-the-dark filaments. Always ask your filament vendor if you are not sure. A slight disadvantage is that some standard materials like ABS are not able to be printed as fast as with a regular nozzle.
The Olsson Ruby nozzle
Similarly to hardened steel nozzle, the Olsson Ruby is designed to print highly abrasive materials. However, since most of it is made from brass, it retains the excellent heat conductivity and throughput of the stock brass nozzle. Even though the ruby gemstone is highly wear resistant, it’s also brittle. If you have your Live Z adjust set incorrectly (extremely low - big negative number) or if you misalign your P.I.N.D.A. probe and the nozzle hits the removable steel sheet, it may crack. Do not overtighten the nozzle (1 Nm max).
0.25 nozzle by E3D
E3D, a UK-based company, that supplies hotends for the Original Prusa i3 printers, has a whole ecosystem of upgrades and add-ons. We support some of them including the 0.25 nozzle.
To get finer detail on 0.1mm or 0.05mm print settings, you can use a 0.25mm nozzle. But use it for only very small objects, e.g. a few centimeters in size. The print time can be considerably longer compared to 0.4mm. The ideal use is for jewelry.
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