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Posted · Nozzle options for S3?

Hi,

 

I have an S3 printer at work and I need to print some higher detail small parts. I only have the 0.4mm cores that came with the machine. Is it possible to swap out the 0.4mm brass nozzle with a 0.25mm nozle without changing the core or do I need to buy the whole 0.25mm core? Thanks :)

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    Posted · Nozzle options for S3?

    Nozzle swap, as on the UM2, is not possible. Because the swap corresponds to a conversion that can - but does not have to - succeed mechanically. In addition, the software can only be tricked out afterwards.

    There is also a third-party manufacturer (3D-Solex) that sells cores with swap nozzles. But that is also only a compromise. (In any case, you can't save a cent this way)

     

    Better you buy an appropriate core. I swap the printer cores almost daily (0.8,0.6,0.4,0.25) This is a feature of the printers. It is faster than screwing and therefore worth it.

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    Posted · Nozzle options for S3?

    You can buy nozzles that fit the print core from a few places, the main problem is the risk of breaking the print core in doing so because it’s got a thin metal neck part that you could snap easy if you twist the heat block when taking the nozzle out.

     

    the printer will still think it’s a 0.4mm nozzle so you will need to edit the line widths in Cura 

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    Posted · Nozzle options for S3?

    Thanks for the quick answers! I'll just go ahead and order a .25mm core (good thing I'm not paying for it 🙂 ). It seems to me the most straightforward thing to do. Thanks again!

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    Posted · Nozzle options for S3?
    15 hours ago, UlrichC-DE said:

    There is also a third-party manufacturer (3D-Solex) that sells cores with swap nozzles. But that is also only a compromise.

    Note that 3dsolex sells also 0.15mm and 0.1mm nozzles for S3 (and all other UM printers and some other manufacturers).

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    Posted · Nozzle options for S3?
    6 hours ago, gr5 said:

    Note that 3dsolex sells also 0.15mm and 0.1mm nozzles for S3 (and all other UM printers and some other manufacturers).

    I dissociate myself from 3dsolex.

    I haven't tested it so I can't recommend it.
    If the traders would see it the same way, the world would be a more peaceful place. 😉

     

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