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 style hotend aimed at reducing heat creep and improving high temperature performance. It is the more budget conscious option. The Mosquito™ has a radical design featuring a protective roll cage around the most thermally efficient heat break (85%!) available on the market. It allows for cold, one handed nozzle changes. Both options improve performance, so the choice is yours!
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
What type of nozzles do the Mosquito™ and Copperhead™ Hotends use?
The Mosquito™, Mosquito™ Magnum, and Copperhead™ Hotends all use the same nozzles - Rep Rap style with an M6x1.0 thread. Please refer to the Vanadium Nozzle product page drawings and STEP files.
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. The simplest way to clear a clog in the heat break of any all-metal hotend is ...