These notes are based on my experiences with the Prusa i3 Mk3 printer. If you are using a different printer, please verify the hardware details are same. These pages may be a bit rough as I revise them and add new material. Please check back regularly for updates.
Nozzle manufacturers & suppliers¶
nozzle manufacturers & suppliers
- E3-D Online produces the V6 hotend used on the Prusa i3 Mk3. They offer a variety of nozzle sizes and materials. They can be ordered in the US from MatterHackers and PrintedSolid.
- P3-D offers a range of nozzle materials and sizes for the V6 hotend at prices competitive with E3D. Their brass Elite series offers anti-stick coating and a hardness level higher than most brass. Their Apollo series is also anti-stick coated, and offers better thermal characteristics than brass. Their Hercules hardned steel nozzles are well suited for printing with abrasives, and are also coated.
- Triangle Labs. Triangle Labs also has an affordable, high-quality nozzle pack. If you really need to save a few bucks on nozzles, TriangleLabs sticks to the original E3D nozzle specifications.
- I purchased one of the craptastic nozzle packs off Amazon for the included tools. The nozzles are crude and will probably fail printing anything but PLA. They’re good enough to do a few prints with to get a feel for the differences between sizes. The included tools are very handy and worth the price.
Many 3D printing suppliers sell a range of nozzles suitable for the E3D V6 hotend used on the Mk3:
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