Printing with Nylon at 260-280C  

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luca
(@luca-vicini)
Eminent Member

Hello,

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?

Cheers

Luca

Posted : 20/07/2019 2:57 am
david.a66
(@david-a66)
Honorable Member

the e3d v6 is all metal

Posted : 20/07/2019 3:04 am
Tim
(@tim-m30)
Illustrious Member

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?

It is always wise to get more than one opinion......
Posted : 20/07/2019 7:53 am
luca
(@luca-vicini)
Eminent Member

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 

This post was modified 1 year ago by luca
Posted : 21/07/2019 12:15 pm
vintagepc
(@vintagepc)
Noble Member

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.

Posted : 21/07/2019 1:18 pm
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charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
Famed Member

I can confirm.  You can print Nylon on a Prusa.  

Posted : 21/07/2019 2:50 pm
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