Micro Swiss Micro Swiss FlowTech Hotend for Creality K1 / K1 Max
The FlowTech™ Hotend by Micro Swiss revolutionizes 3D printing with its innovative design that prevents leaks and simplifies nozzle changes. Optimized for the Creality K1 and K1 Max, this easy-to-install upgrade maintains existing printer specifications while offering a high-flow, all-metal construction capable of reaching 300°C. Crafted in the USA, the FlowTech ensures quality and performance with each hot end undergoing rigorous thermal testing before shipment.
- All Metal Design
- 300C Max Temp
- High - Flow Characteristics
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Features of the Micro Swiss FlowTech Hotend for Creality K1 / K1 Max
- Leak-Proof Nozzle Assembly: Integrates the nozzle and thermal break into a single sealed unit to prevent filament leakage.
- Easy, Cold Nozzle Change: Allows for quick and safe nozzle replacement without the need for hot tightening, using only one hand.
- Enhanced Volumetric Flow Rate: Features a ceramic cylindrical heater and an extended melt zone for improved filament flow.
- Durable All-Metal Construction: Capable of handling a wide range of filaments, with each hotend precisely machined and thermally tested for reliability.
- High-Temperature Capability: Rated for a maximum temperature of 300°C, specifically calibrated for the Creality K1 and K1 Max without the need for firmware modifications.
What do High-Flow Characteristics mean?
The "High-Flow Characteristics" feature of the FlowTech™ Hotend by Micro Swiss refers to its ability to maintain a consistent and high flow rate of molten filament during 3D printing - as it directly affects the print speed, quality, and the ability to print with a wide range of materials. Here's how the FlowTech™ Hotend achieves its high-flow characteristics:
Ceramic Cylindrical Heater: The use of a ceramic heater allows for rapid and even heating of the hotend, which leads to a more consistent melt of the filament. This is essential for maintaining a steady flow, especially at higher printing speeds.
Extended Melt Zone: The FlowTech™ Hotend features a 28.6mm melt zone, which is longer than typical hotend melt zones. This increased length provides more time and space for the filament to heat up and melt properly before being extruded, enhancing the flow rate.
Optimized Internal Geometry: The internal design of the hotend is engineered to minimize resistance to the flowing filament, ensuring a smooth path from the feeder to the nozzle.
Cold Nozzle ease and convenience
With the cold nozzle change capability, the FlowTech™ Hotend allows users to swap out nozzles at room temperature, safely and quickly, without the need to preheat the hotend. This is particularly useful for several reasons:
- Safety: Eliminates the risk of burns from touching a hot nozzle or hotend during the change process.
- Convenience: No need to wait for the hotend to reach high temperatures before starting the process, and no need to handle tools near hot components.
- Efficiency: Reduces downtime between print jobs when different nozzle sizes are needed for different print resolutions or when a nozzle becomes clogged and needs replacement.
- Precision: Since the nozzle and hotend do not expand from heat during the change, there's less risk of damaging the threads or misaligning the new nozzle.
Compatible with the following Printers:
- Creality K1
- Creality K1 Max
What's Included with the FlowTech Hotend
- 1 FlowTech™ Heater Core
- 1 Copper Thermal Adapter
- 1 FlowTech™ Brass Plated 0.4mm Nozzle
- 2 Titanium Mounting Screws
- 1 Silicone Sock