Like 3D printing filaments, different nozzle materials are specially designed to satisfy different production needs. Printing with abrasive filaments such as MatterHackers NylonX will quickly wear out a standard brass nozzle, creating the need for a more robust, specialty nozzle that has a ruby tip or is made of hardened steel. Keeping a clean nozzle throughout long prints is super important for guaranteeing the highest definition and clean perimeters throughout. When 3D printing filaments above the common 300°C limit, plated copper nozzles are the ideal choice for stable use. Producing food safe or medical items? A stainless steel nozzle is the safest option designed for that. The 3D printer nozzles found on this page are engineered for a special purpose, whether it be extruding abrasive filament, staying clean throughout long prints, or maintaining consistence printing quality at high temperatures.