One of the pieces what else wear you have in 3D printers it is the nozzle. Kilometers of molten filament can flow through it at more than 200º C, few are the materials capable of withstanding this torture. And it is even worse when we use very abrasive materials such as filaments that include carbon fiber.
It has been proven to use countless materials for the manufacture of the nozzles, from brass, which is the most common and economical, to steel. All this effort to find a proper balance between nozzle strength and good flowability of materials inside.
About us 3Dverkstan has launched the Olsson Ruby product line to revolutionize the industry and add some glamor to it. They have created the first ruby tipped mouthpieces.
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Overwhelming success of Olsson Ruby mouthpieces, Ruby tipped mouthpieces
Presented first 6 months ago And to great popular acclaim, they have recently decided to expand the range of mouthpieces other than those that have incorporated a ruby tip.
The original nozzles were invented by Anders Olsson as a means to improve the productivity of the manufacture of hard materials. Since then, Anders Olsson has used them for various purposes, including the most efficient neutron shield printing for research at Uppsala University.
“We have been overwhelmed with the success of the ruby nozzle, and the different industries and applications where it is used. From the aerospace and automotive industry to particle physics and medical applications, we've had incredible feedback «
In addition, the company has also announced the intention to release different geometries for the nozzles and that the new nozzles will have a better resistance to abrasive materials. The nozzles also feature improved conductivity and heat spread. The manufacturer ensures that single nozzle has been able to print up to 17 kilograms of abrasive materials reliably without any sign of wear.
On the product's website we can read several of the testimonies of different companies to which this product has made a qualitative leap forward.
“After starting to use the Olsson Ruby nozzle in our industrial 3D printer, we have increased the quality of our parts printed with fiber-reinforced materials. Now, we can guarantee our customers that the printing process will always respect their part dimensions and tolerance requirements. We use fiber-reinforced materials when parts require good to high mechanical strength, Kevlar for less electrical conductivity and abrasive environments, and carbon fiber for lighter or more conductive parts.
Compatibility with countless materials and hot-ends
The high-performance nozzle can use a wide range of materials, including PLA, ABS, CPE / PET and Nylon. You can also use compounds with abrasive additives such as carbon fiber, steel, wood, boron carbide, tungsten pigment and phosphorescent. And it has been tested for compatibility with a wide variety of hot-ends, including the recent E3D Volcano hot-end and the Lulzbot MOAR-struder add-on.
The Olsson Ruby range of nozzles is available through the global partner network of 3DVerkstan y costs € 90. The nozzle is available in 20 countries and eventually more through the 3DVerkstan dealer network and nozzles with diameters of 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8.
audience: What do you think of this product? Are you willing to spend such a high amount for such a small component? Do you think that you can really print so much abrasive material without suffering wear? Have you tried printing with abrasive materials on your printers?