Does anyone have experience printing with nylon X mini 2.
When printing with Nylon X or other carbon fiber based abrasive filaments, it is important to use a hardened steel nozzle to avoid damaging your nozzle. The standard nozzle on the Mini 2’s extruder is not hardened steel and so if you use Nylon X you will likely damage the nozzle. However if you want to look at getting one of the Lulzbot HS or HS+ tool heads, then you should be able to print abrasive filament just fine with some additional settings adjustments if they do not have a Lulzbot material profile in Cura… This is because the HS and HS+ have hardened steel nozzles.
Dry the crap out of it, or it won’t work at all!
- surface finish will be junk
- overhangs will be worse
- stringing will be a nightmare
- strength will be less
Dehydrate the that stuff as much as you can, vacuum chamber preferred!
Water boils at 0ºC in a -14PSI vacuum – so that moisture comes RIGHT out Put it on a hot plate and you’ll be GIDDY
Here’s a video showing water do it’s thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTVwAZ0_9p0