Where and when should thermal paste be used in the assembly and maintenance of the Mosquito™ or Copperhead™?
We recommend Boron Nitride (BN) Paste for any hotend, at every interface where you want heat to flow. BN paste quickens the heat/sense feedback loop, improves the life of the cartridge heater (it's been used to seat cartridge heaters in molds for decades), and functions as an anti-seize compound. We love the stuff, and it's made in the USA as you'd expect from Slice. To learn how to properly use Boron Nitride Paste, please see this article here.
Note: Boron Nitride Paste is not pre-applied to any Slice Engineering hotends.
How to Properly Use Boron Nitride Paste?
We recommend Boron Nitride Paste for use in hotends of any brand to significantly improve heat transfer. For decades it has been used as a “heat transfer and release coating” for industrial cartridge heaters. Boron Nitride Paste can be used in many ...
Does Boron Nitride Paste have any interaction with other metals?
Boron Nitride Paste is inert, and does not have any deleterious interactions with metals such steel, aluminum, or copper alloys.
What parts do I need to upgrade a Prusa 3D printer with a Mosquito™ Hotend?
The Mosquito™ can work with the stock heater, thermistor, and fan that already come on your Prusa 3D printer. Therefore, to upgrade to a Mosquito™, all you would need is the hotend itself, some Boron Nitride thermal paste to properly seat the heater ...
What parts do I need to upgrade a Craftbot Plus Pro 3D printer with a Mosquito™ Hotend?
We recommend using the Mosquito™ with the stock heater, thermistor and fans that already come on your Craftbot 3D printer. Therefore, to upgrade to a Mosquito™, all you would need is the hotend itself, some Boron Nitride thermal paste to properly ...
How do you secure the temperature sensor (thermistor) and the heater cartridge in the Mosquito™ Hot Block?
Both are secured with Boron Nitride (BN) Paste. BN paste is required on the temperature sensor (thermistor) for accurate measurement. BN paste is also desirable on the heater cartridge and nozzle threads. The retaining screws on either end of the hot ...