Brass or Stainless Nozzle for 3D Printing?

3d printer nozzle

Today a lot of people have 3D printer in their home, but most 3D printers come with the standard brass nozzle for printing, is it better to switch to a stainless one, or keep the standard brass nozzle?

Most 3D printer uses a brass nozzle because it’s easier to print and has a better heat transfer between the hotend and the brass, so you will get a more accurate temperature. On the other end, brass nozzle tends to wear down much faster than a stainless model, so you will have to replace them more often.

Is it better to use a stainless nozzle?

Yes and no. It depends on what you intend to use it for.
If you’re using printing PLA, ABS, and PETG then it’s better to stick with a brass nozzle.
If you’re printing more corrosive filaments such as: Carbon Fiber, Wood and Metal then a stainless nozzle will last you longer.

The downside

The bad part of a stainless nozzle is that the nozzle temperature tends to be less accurate, so you will have to play with the nozzle temperature for a while.

Example: The hotend temperature is 220c but the stainless nozzle is still at around 199c-200c, so pay attention to that part.

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