E3D V6 Hardened Steel Nozzle
E3D v6 Hardened Steel Nozzles
If you 3D print with carbon fibre, filled PLA or glow in the dark filament, then this is the nozzle you need. Carbon filled filaments can cause rapid and significant damage to standard nozzles. E3D have developed these incredibly wear-resistant E3D v6 Hardened Steel Nozzles to deal with the toughest filaments on the market.
Paying a little extra for a hardened, wear-resistant nozzle makes both practical and economic sense. By the time you've printed a single spool of abrasive filament you're saving money. It also aves a lot of time as you won't be constantly replacing worn out nozzles. You'll be future-proofed for upcoming materials and E3D think these E3D v6 Hardened Steel Nozzles should be able to handle just about anything their material manufacturers think of next.
Because of the thermal and chemical treatment applied to the E3D v6 Hardened Steel Nozzles they do have a bit of a dark, sometimes uneven looking colouration and surface finish and there can be a small amount of residue on the nozzles despite the final cleaning process. The colouration variance is normal and doesn't affect function. Any residue left on the nozzle will quickly be flushed in the first few millimetres of extrusion, especially if you flush it out with an abrasive filled material!
All nozzles in the series are now individually identifiable with markings on the flats of the hex head making them even more convenient to work with. See the technical specifications for more information on identification.