My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??/SOLVED

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My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??/SOLVED

Postby red » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:19 pm

EDIT2: Turns out it's a surprisingly (to me) quickly worn nozzle. Coming from SLA and being new to FFF I don't know that is how they wear. Bush league, I know...

EDIT: Maybe I am crazy. I took a shot directly into the nozzle openings and I *think* they look like the same diameter (see top image). I wonder why there would be two different shaped nozzles.
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I'm embarrassed that I only just noticed this, but it appears my printer shipped with two different nozzle sizes. Am I missing something here?

Left appears to have a noticeably smaller opening diameter than the right nozzle.

Am I crazy?

Thanks.

Business end
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Shot from behind
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Shot from the front
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Re: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??

Postby Naser404 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:55 pm

i think both look like they are the same diameter but one is worn out from printing.

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Re: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??

Postby ocelot27 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:28 pm

Why don't you check the stamps on the nozzles - be weird if the Right nozzle was worn out unless you're using that one exclusively.

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Re: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??

Postby red » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:01 pm

It's a very new printer (January of this year) and I haven't printed much, or at least not enough to wear down the nozzle.

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Re: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??

Postby red » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:02 pm

ocelot27 wrote:Why don't you check the stamps on the nozzles - be weird if the Right nozzle was worn out unless you're using that one exclusively.


I'll search out the stamps. Thanks.

Edit - I think I will have to disassemble to get access to those stamps.

I wonder if it's from printing with glow-in-the-dark filament. The manufacturer gave mixed messages about using a hardened nozzle so I went without. However, I have barely run a 10th of the spool. Could abrasive filament basically flatten a nozzle? I would think it the nozzle itself would have to be scraping along the print pretty hard to wear it down like this.

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Re: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??

Postby ocelot27 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:20 pm

Just take the socks off - you should be able to get a look.

Glow in the dark filament is pretty bad - not as bad as carbon or glass filled though...

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Re: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??

Postby red » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:34 pm

ocelot27 wrote:Just take the socks off - you should be able to get a look.

Glow in the dark filament is pretty bad - not as bad as carbon or glass filled though...


Ah! Ok, thank you very much. I appreciate it. Yeah, I think this is a pretty cut and dry case of operator error.

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Re: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??

Postby ocelot27 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:37 pm

Just curious how much glow filament you put through that nozzle - it's pretty trashed. You should get one of the 3dSolex ruby nozzles for that stuff.

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Re: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??

Postby red » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:46 pm

ocelot27 wrote:Just curious how much glow filament you put through that nozzle - it's pretty trashed. You should get one of the 3dSolex ruby nozzles for that stuff.


Very little, which is why I'm surprised to realize it is from wear. I have probably run 300 grams of glow through it. The rest has been a hodgepodge of standard PLA from Raise3D, Matterhackers, and Hatchbox.


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