All Metal Hotend with SLOTTED Cooling Block for Wanhao i3

$ 49.99
SKU Part Number: M2560-04
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This is Micro Swiss All Metal Hotend kit with redesigned cooling block for Wanhao i3, Wanhao i3 Plus and all other i3 clones with the following improvements:

  • Slotted Clamping system
  • No set screw to ding and damage thermal tube
  • Significantly better heat transfer (this is a big one!!!)
  • Easier disassemble and adjustments
  • Precise control on bore diameter

Micro Swiss All Metal Hotend Kit Features:

All metal hotend upgrade for MK10 style extruders. This upgrade includes a modified thermal barrier tube and modified nozzle with modified cooling block. Thermal barrier tube is made from 2 different materials. The lower thermal break is made from stainless steel, and the colder upper part is made from aluminum. Stainless steel was used for thermal break because it offers low thermal conductivity, and aluminum was used for the upper portion because it has a lot better thermal conductivity, to carry away any heat from the filament. All metal hotend will let you print at much higher temperature than possible with original PTFE lined one. Another benefit of an all metal hotend design is more consistent melt chamber control. During slow extrusion rate, in PTFE lined hotend, transition zone from solid to molten plastic tends to creep upward creating more stringy prints. With all metal design a transition zone is always constant, being located right at the heat break. With fast extrusion rate, PTFE tube doesn't have enough thermal conductivity to properly melt all the plastic coming out. On MK 10 extruders that limitation happens around 60 mm/s, depending on nozzle size. All metal hotend solves this problem, plastic is surrounded by thermally conductive nozzle throughout its length.

CNC Machined and Assembled in USA

Fits
  • Wanhao i3
  • Wanhao i3 Plus
  • Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2
  • Monoprice Maker Select Plus
  • Cocoon Create 3D Printer
What's in the box
  • 1 Plated Brass Wear Resistant Nozzle
  • 1 Thermal tube
  • 1 Slotted Cooling block
Installation

Installation Instructions - PDF

Installation Instructions by Joel the 3D Printing Nerd on Wanhao i3 - Video

Extra Nozzles

Brass Plated MK10 All Metal Nozzles

A2 Hardened tool steel MK10 All Metal nozzles

Customer Reviews

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Giuseppe Tradigo
The best upgrade

This has got to be the best upgrade I've ever added to my Monoprice Maker Select Plus (Wanhao i3 clone). High quality, perfect fitting, detailed instructions. I've been using it for two years now with flawless results both with PLA and PETG. I've just tuned the retraction and temeprature settings and added a tl-smoother to the extrusion motor channel.

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Giuseppe Tradigo
The best upgrade

This has got to be the best upgrade I've ever added to my Monoprice Maker Select Plus (Wanhao i3 clone). High quality, perfect fitting, detailed instructions. I've been using it for two years now with flawless results both with PLA and PETG. I've just tuned the retraction and temeprature settings and added a tl-smoother to the extrusion motor channel.

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Brian in TN
I can now print with PETG

I have a Monoprice Select v2 and wanted to print with PETG. I could not get the hot end temperature high enough to get a reliable print. I installed the Micro Swiss all metal hot end kit and I can now print with PETG. I have no problem getting the temperature of the hot end up to 250 degrees C. I've been using the Micro Swiss kit for about 6 months with no problem.

I have had problems switching back to printing PLA as some PETG remains in the nozzle and then plugs the nozzle during the PLA print. The Micro Swiss hot end stays clean and it appears the filament is only melting when it reaches the nozzle. As a result I switch nozzles when changing between PLA and PETG. So far so good.

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Brian in TN
I can now print with PETG

I have a Monoprice Select v2 and wanted to print with PETG. I could not get the hot end temperature high enough to get a reliable print. I installed the Micro Swiss all metal hot end kit and I can now print with PETG. I have no problem getting the temperature of the hot end up to 250 degrees C. I've been using the Micro Swiss kit for about 6 months with no problem.

I have had problems switching back to printing PLA as some PETG remains in the nozzle and then plugs the nozzle during the PLA print. The Micro Swiss hot end stays clean and it appears the filament is only melting when it reaches the nozzle. As a result I switch nozzles when changing between PLA and PETG. So far so good.

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Andrew Mott
Night and Day Difference

Some context:
During this pandemic, I've been making masks for my neighborhood for free. As such, I've had over a hundred orders and I designed a mask to accommodate items commonly found in a person's home, and I use 3d printed threads for various reasons. My Monoprice Maker Select V2 was not irregular, and I had upgraded and maintained it over time. Nevertheless, thread quality was a huge variable and It had to design a small amount of extra gap in order to make it consistently work.

I switched to this as I seemed to jam whenever I changed materials, and I also wanted to print with stuff beyond pla. When I installed this (following the directions exactly), it worked like a charm. In fact, it worked too well. All of a sudden, my threads were printed with exceptional quality and I now has too much gap! I had to redesign my parts because of how accurate my extrusion had become! Also notable was that I always had issues with printing a brim for adhesion. No longer with this bad boy.

One note that should be obvious from the picture: this does not include a heater block. Honestly, for the price it should, but I'm giving this five stars because of how awesome it is. Just make sure to follow the directions exactly!

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