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Stainless steel vs brass nozzles

Posted by dave3d 
Stainless steel vs brass nozzles
November 03, 2016 08:37AM
I was recently on Amazon buying some new filament and one of the feedback comments was that the particular ABS filament I was buying was too abrasive for brass nozzles, stainless steel was recommended.
I must admit this is new to me. All my nozzles are brass and I have never noticed any hole enlarging or any other degradation. I was previously using jheads but now E3D v6 with 0.4mm brass nozzle. I do occasionally need to use a nozzle drill cleaner tool thingy to clean the nozzles.
Re: Stainless steel vs brass nozzles
November 03, 2016 09:10AM
I had filament with additives (glas fibers, metal poweder etc.) damage brass nozzles, but the steel airbrush nozzles i use with the Merlin have yet to get damaged.


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Re: Stainless steel vs brass nozzles
November 03, 2016 06:24PM
If it's plain ABS without any glass or carbon fibers or metal particles, it won't be abrasive and a brass nozzle should be OK.


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Re: Stainless steel vs brass nozzles
November 04, 2016 11:52AM
That is what I thought, that it should be OK with ABS.
Re: Stainless steel vs brass nozzles
February 20, 2019 08:32AM
I was going to buy a steel nozzle last week because steel just seemed superior to brass.Then I read steel nozzles are not superior in performance to brass nozzles, and in fact, they give you ever so slightly lower printing speeds.
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