V6 Titanium heat break

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This heat break type has been around for a long time. It is the best option for standard 3D printers due to the low heat conductivity and a good price tag. You can print almost any material with this heat break.

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

Direct drive extruder:
Suitable for all standard filaments.

Bowden extruder:
Suitable for all standard filaments except PLA – this depends on the bowden tube and retraction distance (retraction distances above 2 mm for PLA are not recommended)

This is the best heat break on the market in terms of performance/price. The inner surface’s roughness – Ra 0.4 mm is one of the best in this price range.
The only problematic setup with this heat break would be a bowden extruder, long PTFE tube (bowden) and long retractions.

2. What is it made of?

This heat break is entirely made of titanium alloy with a thermal conductivity: 6.7 W/m-K.
For more information about this material CLICK HERE.
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 titanium heatbreak looks like (without the heatsink).

4. Dimensions

The size of the heat break is almost the same as the size of the E3D V6 heatbreak.

5. Weight

Titanium heat break is the lightest heat break for a V6 hot end on the market right now.
As you can see in the comparison below, the weight is:
Titanium heat break:                1.85 g
Standard all metal heat break: 3.32 g

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