PEEK Washer/Gasket for Nozzles

zemlin
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PEEK Washer/Gasket for Nozzles

Postby zemlin » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:09 pm

I had been thinking about trying some sort of gasket at the nozzle/throat tube connection for some time. I recently picked up a set of Olsson Ruby nozzles so I could start running filled materials. I was skeptical that the torque spec on the nozzles would be adequate to create a seal on the throat tube. I'm using the Olsson torque wrench printed in Hatchbox PLA to tighten.

My first run with the ruby and CF PETG ended up oozing - made a fine mess of the silicone sock. So I dropped one of these between the nozzle and the throat tube. https://www.mcmaster.com/93785a110 High-Temperature PEEK Plastic Washer
for Number 0 Screw Size, 0.078" ID, 0.188" OD.

So far so good. I ran several more parts in the PETG with no ooze. Now running Hatchbox ABS at 260C and still no issue. The real test will be with CF PC which I expect to run at 300C based on my non-filled PC experience. PEEK glass transition should be at 289C - melting point at 343, so I'll have to see what happens at 300.

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USAF Paul
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Re: PEEK Washer/Gasket for Nozzles

Postby USAF Paul » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:00 pm

How has that Olsson Ruby been working with the PEEK washer so far? (Oh... and just confirming: you have an N2-series, right?)

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Re: PEEK Washer/Gasket for Nozzles

Postby zemlin » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:23 pm

USAF Paul wrote:How has that Olsson Ruby been working with the PEEK washer so far? (Oh... and just confirming: you have an N2-series, right?)

Yes, I have the N2. The ruby nozzles have been good. Using them for all filaments, not just the filled stuff. The peek washers have been working well. Usually they stick in the hot end when changing nozzles.


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