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Posted · Printing with Solder?

OK, I was told that printing with solder and other low temp metals is not practical because it sticks to the brass nozzle and would melt the PTFE feeding tube. OK, so about the nozzle - my buddy Matthew at printed solid sells hardened steel nozzles for dealing with abrasive filaments, can those nozzles be used? And the feeding tube, why can't that be made of similar material.

I know it may be a stretch, and greater, more familiar minds than mine have thought of this, so what is the reason we don't just use an all steel or all aluminum for that matter hotend and print with solder? Please educate me on this one.

Thanks,

Les Hall

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