E3D Volcano Hardened Steel Nozzle – 1.75mm
Durable volcano hardened steel nozzle for your Volcano HotEnd add-on. 3D printing with abrasives such as carbon fiber, glow-in-the-dark PLA or even filled filaments such as Woodfill all take their toll on brass nozzles. E3D’s volcano hardened steel nozzle will resist wear and last a lifetime. Requires a HotEnd modified with a Volcano. Compatible with the Lulzbot Moarstruder.
Superfast printing nozzles for use with the Volcano block and packs to print large layer heights and at extremely high flow rates. Paying a little extra for a volcano hardened steel nozzle, 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 saves a lot of time as you won’t be constantly replacing worn out nozzles. Furthermore, you’ll be future-proofed for upcoming materials, as E3D is sure that these nozzles should be able to handle just about anything the material manufacturers think of next. E3D nozzles are easily identified by the numbers of dots drilled into the nozzle hex flats (see table).
Our Volcano HotEnds usually come with a 0.4 nozzle as standard, and the range from 0.4 to 0.6 has become the industry standard over the years. This is a good general-purpose nozzle, which will give you a good compromise between resolution and print speed. We find that the V6 works best with a 0.4mm nozzle and 0.25mm layer heights, while the Volcano achieves very good results with a 0.6mm nozzle and 0.4mm layer heights.
High Strength and High Printing Speed
The wider the nozzle, the wider the track, and the wider the track, the stronger the print. Parts printed with large nozzles (0.8mm and above) tend to have incredible strength compared to regular prints. Having a wide nozzle also allows you to print much thicker layers, reducing the total print time drastically (more info on our Volcano Blog Post). If speed is your #1 priority, we recommend using the Volcano with 1.75mm filament, as the filament has a lower thermal mass (due to a lower cross-sectional area) and therefore heats up quicker when in the melt zone. The question here is: will your extruder keep up? Volcano comes with a 0.8mm nozzle as standard but goes all the way up to 1.2mm for very large and noticeable layers. At this size, the layers have a certain aesthetic appeal to them, we think.
Volcano nozzles are not compatible with the V6, SuperVolcano, or Cyclops heater blocks.