The continuing need for professional 3D printing applications in a large number of materials is growing at a fast rate. That’s why leading northern European desktop 3D printer distributor 3DVerkstan just announced that their unique ruby tipped 3D printing nozzle has launched today. The Olsson Ruby nozzle was developed to meet the needs of even the most demanding users, and can be used to print a variety of materials. As of this morning, it is now available in the US and Europe through a premium reseller network.
The company is headquartered in Stockholm, and distributes 3D printers from Ultimaker and Formlabs, as well as materials from some of the top manufacturers, including colorFabb, Polymaker and Innofil3D. Over the past five years, they have been working hard to establish a name for themselves in the global 3D printing arena, and through their joint research and development work have led others to unique 3D printing solutions, such as the Olsson Block. Their exciting new Olsson Ruby nozzle is capable of easily printing both standard and abrasive materials, without sacrificing the print quality or speed. It really stands out on the market: anyone who uses it will be able to embrace the myriad of possibilities opened by the ability to print with materials like carbon- and metal-filled plastics.
Daniel Ljungstig, the CEO of 3DVerkstan, told 3DPrint.com, “Ruby has among others already been used in water jets, inkjets, and air nozzles because of their resistance to chemical substances, hardness, stability under high temperature and remarkable electrical and thermal properties. We are thrilled to introduce this gem into the 3D Printing world in a manner that will make the ultimate difference in high-quality printing of hard materials. The Olsson Ruby nozzle with its possibility of printing all kind of abrasive materials, will unlock new applications both in manufacturing as well as in advanced research.”
One of the great features of the Olsson Ruby nozzle is that it works with a large range of materials, including PLA, ABS, nylon, and composites that have abrasive additives such as steel, carbon fiber, tungsten, and phosphorescent pigment. Also, thanks to the ruby mounted at the tip, the nozzle is highly wear resistant, and assures that even the toughest of materials are printable. In fact, the nozzle was originally designed to print with a composite of B4C, also known as Boron Carbide, which is the third hardest material in the world.
Most of the Olsson Ruby nozzle is made from brass, so it has excellent heat conductivity, throughput, and performance. 3DVerkstan guarantees the best quality and tolerances in its new nozzle, since it is manufactured, assembled, and tested in their high-quality Swedish facility. People from all over the world have been helping 3DVerkstan by testing different variations of the Olsson Ruby nozzle since the beginning of 2016, and the company is glad to report that their collective 3D printing community is giving the new nozzle a thumbs up.
Ljungstig said, “After close to a year of testing, we are happy presenting this exciting upgrade for desktop 3D Printing. The Olsson Ruby is a high-tech nozzle with a carefully designed ruby tip, with unique properties. The ruby nozzle is designed by Anders Olsson, inventor of the popular Olsson Block, as known from the Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printers. He designed it to be able to print extremely hard materials for scientific research at Uppsala University in Sweden. Already now, companies such as electronics manufacturer Norautron are using The Olsson Ruby together with carbon-filled materials (Colorfabb XT-CF20) to print ESD-safe (dissipative) tooling and fixtures for manufacturing.”
The new Olsson Ruby nozzle is available for $90/80€ (excluding VAT/taxes) through 3DVerkstan’s worldwide network of 3D printing partners. Visit the Olsson Ruby website, just launched today, to learn more about this innovative new 3D printing nozzle! Discuss in the Olsson Ruby forum at 3DPB.com.
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