Maximum temperature for the V6
An explanation of the recommended temperature ratings for the v6, along with the absolute max temperatures that can be used.
For a standard V6 configuration, the maximum recommended temperature is 285°C when hot tightening you should heat the V6 up to 285°C, and when changing nozzles you should heat up the hotend to 285°C.
The maximum rated temperatures for the aluminum block and the thermistor cartridge is 300°C but in order to provide a safety margin, we only recommend you print up to 285°C. If you are feeling adventurous you can print at 300°C but do so with caution as overshooting this temperature will likely lead to issues.
If you are using the Hardened steel nozzle or Nozzle X with the Aluminum heater block then the maximum printing temperature is 275°C, printing above this will risk minor leaking. We found that the Aluminum heater block is too soft to provide a good seal between the Stainless steel heat break and the Hardened steel nozzle at temperatures above 275°C
Do not exceed 300°C with the standard V6 configuration.
Because the Aluminum heater block softens/ weakens above 300°C we have Nickel-plated copper heater blocks that remain strong up to 500°C
When printing higher temperatures with the nickel plated heater block it is important to note that the thermistor cartridge has a maximum rating of 300°C so you will have to use either a thermocouple or a PT100 temperature sensor. These will allow you to print up to 450°C.
When hot tightening or changing nozzles at higher temperatures than 300°C we recommend using a value that is at least 10°C above the intended print temperature in order to achieve proper sealing.
Be advised that above 400°C the hardened steel nozzles will lose a small amount of hardness, therefore, resistance to abrasive materials is reduced.
The same temperature restrictions apply to the volcano heater blocks.
|Plated Copper||Plated Copper||PT100/Thermocouple||450°C||500°C|
|Plated Copper||Hardened Steel||PT100/Thermocouple||400°C||500°C|
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