Help! I've got a clog in my hotend! What do I do now?
All hotends can clog at times, and all-metal hotends can be more prone to clogging with PLA. There are "cleaning filaments" that can help to remove small clogs and debris.
If that doesn't work, the Mosquito™ and Copperhead™ Hotends have been designed with high temperature materials in mind. Remove the hot block and heat break from the heat sink. Place the hot block and heat break into an oven or kiln (not one used for food consumption) preheated to 100°C above the melting temperature of the plastic. The goal is to incinerate the plastic. Please do not put the heat sink in the oven. It will deform. Also, please do not burn yourself.
I've got plastic residue all over my nozzle or hot block. How do I clean it off?
That sounds like a personal problem... Just kidding, we'll still help. We recommend cleaning the Vanadium™ Nozzles and Mosquito™ or Copperhead™ Hot Blocks by either heating them up on your 3D printer or with a heat gun, then wiping off the plastic ...
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 ...
Should I get the Mosquito™ or the Copperhead™?
The Mosquito™ and the Copperhead™ share our Bimetallic Heat Break™ technology, are both designed for high performance applications, and are beautifully designed and machined in America; but the similarities end there. The Copperhead™ is a traditional ...
How do I go about installing a Mosquito™ or Copperhead™ on my 3D printer?
3D printers vary widely in their construction, but the Mosquito™ and Copperhead™ are designed to be modular and easy to adapt to just about any 3D printer. There are installation instructions and verified compatibility charts on each of the product ...