Does the Mosquito™ require special slicer settings? What about retraction settings?
For direct drive extruders paired with the Mosquito™ series of hotends, we recommend setting your retraction to the same distance as the diameter of the nozzle you are printing with. For example, when printing with a 0.4 mm nozzle, set the retraction distance to 0.4 mm in your slicer. For bowden setups, the length of the bowden tube heavily influences necessary retraction lengths, and will require some tuning. We recommend halving the retraction setting used with your previous hotend (before Mosquito™ installation), and tuning from there.
What are the max flow rates for the Mosquito™/Mosquito™ Magnum?
Volumetric flow rates are somewhat variable, depending on your 3D printer, filament material, nozzle size, extruder type, slicer settings, model being printed, etc. With optimized settings, the Mosquito™ can reach approximately 20-25 mm^3/sec, while ...
Mosquito™ Magnum+ Dual Heater Configuration for RepRapFirmware 3.0+
The first method of configuring a dual heater Mosquito™ Magnum+ is using two heaters in parallel, acting as a single heater with double the power. The second configuration involves each heater being tied to its own extruder heater output and then ...
I'm experiencing stringing with my Mosquito™, Mosquito™ Magnum or Copperhead™ Hotend. What should I do?
There are multiple things that could cause excessive stringing. Several things to check first are: 1. Is your filament dry? Many filaments are highly hygroscopic, meaning they absorb water from the surrounding air. Filament should always be stored in ...
Mosquito® vs. Mosquito® Magnum, which one should I get?
The Mosquito® Magnum has the same high temperature performance, small form factor, and light weight as the standard Mosquito® Hotend, but offers a much higher volumetric flow rate of melted plastic. If you routinely print with nozzle sizes of 0.6 mm ...
Do I need a cooling fan with the Mosquito?
The Mosquito™ hotend can function without active cooling (a fan) under certain conditions, but it is advisable to use a fan when printing with PLA and other lower temperature plastics (PETG, ABS, etc). The cooling fan can be positioned on either side ...