I would like to replicate your volumetric flow rate tests. Can I have the model used for testing?
Yes, you can! The specific flow rate test model used is dependent on the diameter of the nozzle orifice. Each test uses an extrusion width equal to 150% of the nozzle orifice and a layer height equal to 80% of the nozzle orifice. While the height of each test model remains constant at 20 mm, the width of the model wall must be adjusted to compensate for the change in extrusion width. Each model will have a wall that is two times the extrusion width so that each layer will contain two extrusion tracks.
It's also possible in most slicers to cut the model in the Z axis to compensate for a lack of cooling/wobbly print once it gets further away from the bed. Just remember to adjust the process parameters so that there are still four different equal height processes if you are following the procedure outlined in our maximum volumetric flow rate testing for Mosquito™ Magnum+. It's recommended to not cut the model shorter than 15 times the nozzle orifice. For example, a 0.8 mm nozzle should use at least a 12 mm tall test model.
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® 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
What is the mass of the Mosquito™ and the Mosquito™ Magnum?
The Mosquito™ Hotend weighs 41g, while the Mosquito™ Magnum weighs 45g, making the pair the lightest high-performance hotends available on the market