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  1. Joe Wright

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    Hi, I wonder if E3D ever experimented with nozzle valves, and what their thoughts on it were?

    Just got interested in it after seeing review of the Cel Robox.

    Joe
     
  2. Mike Kelly

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    Hmm, never heard of this. Happen to have more information?
     
  3. Joe Wright

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    The blurb on their website is at http://www.cel-robox.com/technical/#features under Nozzle Valve System.

    I saw a post the makers did, from when they were doing their kickstarter, where they said the needle valve took quite a few iterations to get right
     
  4. Mike Kelly

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    Yeah I saw that but don't understand how it could work
     
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    The patent is quite informative. Think stratasys dimension style rocking head with needle valves inside. As the idle nozzle rocks away from the print the needle valve closes the orifice.

    https://www.google.com/patents/US20140242208
     
  6. paultnl

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    I think it looks like a jam waiting to happen, it would be a nightmare to unblock.
     
  7. Mike Kelly

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    Whoa the filament enters perpendicular to the nozzle on stratasys printers? crazy stuff
     

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