- March 05th, 2016
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Anti-wear Sapphire Nozzle for 3D Printers Compatible with Any Type of Material
Using any kind of a Fused Filament 3D printer (no matter whether professional or DIY) means that a metal nozzle wears off. It happens so that any kind of plastic material contains colorant and components like metal, carbon, glass, mineral or ceramic and these particles accumulate on the nozzle, which may lead to erosion. Erosion results in lower printing quality.
Luckily there is new anti-wear nozzle made of brass material that conducts heat well, whereas the tip’s made of sapphire, which is known to be the hardest material in the world. Sapphire thus provides anti-wear properties, improves the quality of prints and surface definition and reduces the possibility of clogging. If you decide to 3D print using expensive materials and you want to do that for a long time, you should consider using this anti-wear nozzle. Don’t waste your money and time.
There is a long list of compatible printers, which includes Makerbot Replicator printers, RepRap clones, Wanhao Duplicator 4 series, UP’s and others. Using sapphire anti-wear nozzle will make your prints more stable. There will be no more need to adjust slicer settings and you won’t have to tune the printer several times and make trial prints. Its slot can be easily cleaned with solvent as well as the drilling bit. The producers promise it won’t risk the nozzle because of the physical qualities of sapphire (its magnitude grade is harder than that of steel). Be quick to try it!