use stainless nozzles for everything?

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use stainless nozzles for everything?

Postby jferguson » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:30 am

What downside might there be for substituting stainless nozzles for brass? For everything?
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Re: use stainless nozzles for everything?

Postby zemlin » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:53 am

Heat transfer in stainless steel sucks compared to brass. If trying to print fast, I could imagine a situation where the tip of the nozzle cannot maintain temperature as the plastic passing through it draws out the heat - and transfer through the material can't keep up with the demand.

Thermal conductivity of yellow brass is about 9x that of 303 stainless.
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Re: use stainless nozzles for everything?

Postby jferguson » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:22 am

Thanks much Karl.
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