The Life of a Nozzle!
After maybe 300hrs of printing, over the first 8 weeks of use on my CR-10-V3, I started having problems with my prints; mostly holes and snotty blobs.
Changing the nozzle has fixed the problem, but that has prompted me to ask three questions:-
- How long would you expect a brass nozzle to last using standard (non-abrasive) PLA?
- How can you check that your nozzle needs replacing (other than waiting for print problems) i.e. can it be measured or just inspected?
- Where can I get good quality replacements (UK supplier prefered)?
There are pictures of the worn nozzle & bad prints here: http://captainbodgit.blogspot.com/2021/04/3d-printing-time-to-replace-nozzle.html