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  1. colton81

    colton81 Active Member

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    what do you recomend for printing protopasta carbon fiber filament. I know i need a hardened nozzle not sure what to get. Would like to get everything from amazon if possible. Also looking to get a .3mm nozzle as well.
     
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    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    E3D V6 nozzles are what you need. @Printed Solid sells them at www.printedsolid.com

    I buy all E3D stuff through him since I know everything is genuine and issue free.
     
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    As far as on amazon, they may be on there just verify the seller is a geniune E3D verified Seller so you dont get a cheap clone of your parts.
     
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    So this is what i would need?
     

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    No sir. To run carbon fiber you only need a hardened nozzle.
     
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    Well im out of luck was wanting to get it by tomorow but none of the e3d are prime i guess ill just have to order and wait a few days
     
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    If your in the illinois area and up for a drive I can lend one
     
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    Unfortunately im not im in the houston texas area. Appreciate it though. Have you worked with any of the micoswiss nozzles? Has a few good reviews
     
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    Nope, I just run a hardened E3D nozzle. Less inventory that way lol. If they are prime might be worth a shot? I'd still pick up a hardened though :D
     
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    FYI, I've seen that etailz seller a number of times. There are a few sellers on amazon who are authentic. They are not one.
     
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    @Sophia Alice what does that have to do with nozzles for exotic materials?
     
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    That person is copying other peoples post and reposting them for some reason lol
     
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    Likely a bot
     
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    So the E3D nozzles work on the RoboC2 and R2?
     
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    Yes. The C2/R2 both use a Hexagon hotend same as the R1+ machines. They will use a E3D V6 nozzle.
     
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    I have a relevant question: "Do you have a recommended method for changing the nozzle and still have a solid seal to the hotend? " Based on the thread of messages, I purchased a hardened nozzle and would like to swap out the default nozzle. The last time I tried it, I did not get a good seal and had to change out the entire hotend (different 3D printer). What a mess with the filament oozing out 8).
     
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    The seal happens between the nozzle and the end of the heat break. Do the change hot and you should be fine. If the nozzle threads are not long enough to mate up inside the heater block with the end of the heat break THEN you have an issue :)
     
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    tkoco Administrator
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    Thank you Sir! I'm still learning the terminology. And, of course, a Z-Offset adjustment will be mandatory.
     
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    Yes, on the R2/C2 you will want to re-run the wizards for this after the nozzle change or any other changes that affect the position of the nozzle with respect to the bed.
     
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