Nozzle wear

Discussion in 'E3D-v6 and Lite6' started by Hozza, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. Hozza

    Hozza Member

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    Hi,

    What is the standard life span on the nozzle that comes with the V6?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mike Kelly

    Mike Kelly Volunteer

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    With non-abrasive materials it should last a very long time.
     
  3. elmoret

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    Over 100kg of regular ABS with no appreciable change in orifice diameter or tip shape.
     
  4. e3duser

    e3duser Active Member

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    I've sort of noticed that after a rough print, where some plastic was sticking up off of the print and the nozzle was hitting it, that afterwards the nozzle seemed less open, or the plastic coming out did not come straight out but curled quickly. Does this seem possible?
     
  5. paultnl

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    Probably just needs a good clean. I haven't yet tried the cleaning filament that they sell here but am considering getting some for just this occurrence.
     
  6. e3duser

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    I too thought I noticed reduced output and slight curling after a rough dragging print. I can't see how a cleaning filament could help though; maybe a drill bit.
     

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