Printing with Nylon at 260-280C
I am about to test a new spool of Nylon filament.(FrontierFila 1.75mm Nylon).
The specifications are telling that I should print at a temperature in the range of 260C-280C.
I was wondering if the PTFE hotend will take these kind of temperatures. Correct me if I am wrong, but PTFE start decomposing above 240C.
What do you think?
the e3d v6 is all metal
Ummm ... how hot does the PTFE in the Prusa E3D-V6 hot end get? I wonder if there is a spec in any of the many manuals that are available?
I couldn’t find any specs.
In the material guide section of the Prusa website, there is ASA and PC-ABS that require a nozzle temperature of 280cC and there is no specific warning.
I will test anyway and let you know if I encounter problems
The PTFE does not extend into the hot end, it stops above the heat-break. So unless your heatsink gets up to 250C, you'll be fine. And if it does... you've got bigger issues.
I can confirm. You can print Nylon on a Prusa.