E3D V6 Nozzle X
E3D V6 Nozzle X
The E3D v6 Nozzle X is E3D's NEW ‘One to rule them all’ nozzle, made from a special alloy of tool steel they have created a nozzle that is immensely hard, but also maintains its hardness to high temperatures without softening. The E3D v6 Nozzle X also has an added layer of hard, slick nickel plating which provides a fantastic balance of cost and wear resistance. And, with the NEW WS2 ‘polyphobic’ nano coating, no longer will you find hot molten polymers sticking to your nozzle.
Benefits of WS2 ‘polyphobic’ nano-coating:
- Less build up, particularly of sticky and filled materials to the nozzle cone
- Improved first layer reliability; the slick coating has a reduced tendency to ‘drag’ material, particularly at sharp corners where tracks can peel up
- Slicker, smooth top solid layers with a glassy like finish as a result of the smooth laydown of material
- Easier nozzle cleaning, what little material that does adhere is easily wiped away with a paper towel leaving a very clean nozzle.
Whilst the hardened steel nozzles are ideal for printing abrasive filaments such as ones loaded with Carbon Fibre, the extreme temperatures can cause the steel to temper and soften, ultimately reducing its abrasion resistance. And then there's the plated copper nozzles, able to cope easily with these immense temperatures but lacking the abrasion resistance required to resist Carbon Fibre. This is where the E3D v6 Nozzle X comes in, a nozzle able to withstand crazy temperatures without softening.