Silicone sock temperatures

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  1. TstarkEngineering

    TstarkEngineering Well-Known Member

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    What temps can silicone socks withstand up too?

    Thanks

    Tyler
     
  2. Antoine

    Antoine Well-Known Member
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    We got them up to 350°C for a few hours, and the only difference we saw was a slight degradation/whitening on the inside where the block touches. We don't rate them any higher than 300°C as it would reduce the lifetime significantly, but there is no reason they shouldn't work.

    https://e3d-online.dozuki.com/Item/Silicone_sock
     
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    Ephemeris Well-Known Member

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    At 285 C, I found their service life was pretty short
     
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    TstarkEngineering Well-Known Member

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    Im looking to help insulate with printing peek
     
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    Have been asking around the office a bit, turns out that anything above 370°C, their service life was under 1h, producing a fine dust as they degrade, which ruins the print. If you want the non stick properties of the sock, our nickel plated blocks should provide that. You should already be using them if you are printing peek, as the aluminium block would start to soften around 350°C. There isn't enough demand at the moment for a high temperature sock, but we can consider i if there is interest.
     
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    Thank you, I am running copper blocks but was looking to help insulate at high temps
     

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