Recommend A Heat Resistant Material For A New Printer Nozzle

Discussion in 'Materials' started by jeffo, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. jeffo
    jeffo Member
    I've designed an improved air nozzle for my 3D printer. I've tested the design already with PLA, but over time the nozzle tip sags due to its proximity to the print head. So, I'd like to have it professionally printed in a material that is more heat-resistant.

    I'd like to avoid the ceramic and metal prints because they're heavy and expensive. So, among the plastic options on Shapeways, what's my best bet? What can handle being within less than a centimetre of a 200 degree hot-end?
     
  2. gpwp23
    gpwp23 Member
    Each of the material pages have a Material Data Sheet PDF file where you can view information about thermal properties. I know you don't want to go with metals, but I would suggest the aluminum.
     
  3. Frozenrain
    Frozenrain Well-Known Member
    Yes,aluminum is not heavy but expensive.As I know.No plastic can last long with this degree.