V6 All metal heat break

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These all metal heat breaks are the cheapest option on the market. They are relatively cheap to make and their thermal conductivity is relatively high - about 45 W/m-K (Titanium - 6.7 W/m-K). I would not recommend this type of heat break for any high-end or mid-range 3D printer. These heat breaks are a very cheap option for low-end 3D printers.

1. Is it a good choice for my 3D printer?

Direct drive extruder:
Suitable for all standard filaments except PLA.

Bowden extruder:
Suitable for all standard filaments except PLA – this depends on the bowden tube and retraction distance

2. What is it made of?

This heat break is entirely made of stainless steel with a thermal conductivity about: 45 W/m-K.
For a better explanation, I made a small render with a PTFE bowden tube.entirely

3. Cross-section

This is how a cross-section of a V6 hot end with a stainless steel heat break looks like (without the heatsink).

4. Dimensions

This heat break is about 0.4 mm longer than the titanium type.
The other important dimensions stay the same.

5. Weight

It is the heaviest heat break in comparison to copper, titaninum, copper + aerospace heat breaks.
As you can see in the comparison below, the weight is:
Standard all metal heat break: 3.32 g
Titanium heat break:                1.85 g

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