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cwbullet
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Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

I saw a new nozzle on Amazon.  Has anyone tried a Diamondback nozzle?

I am looking for honest opinions before I buy one.  

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog

Posted : 11/03/2022 1:10 pm
Clemens M.
(@clemens-m)
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RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

I have no experience with these nozzles, but description sounds interesting, and if you order one of them (or all 3 of those sizes) I would like to read your experiences about them.

Best regards, Clemens

Posted : 11/03/2022 2:29 pm
cwbullet
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

 

Posted by: @clemens-m

I have no experience with these nozzles, but description sounds interesting, and if you order one of them (or all 3 of those sizes) I would like to read your experiences about them.

Best regards, Clemens

Thank for that heads up.  I will order the three-pack from Amazon and post a review.  

If anyone else has some experience with them, please post.  

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog

Posted : 11/03/2022 4:28 pm
Clemens M.
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Noble Member
RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

You are my hero! 😉

Thank you, best regards,

Clemens

Posted : 11/03/2022 6:10 pm
Extra Fox
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RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

I have not, but they seem rather interesting. I did find a Kickstarter Campaign and their site, but not much else. What is kind of interesting is that the company that I presume is making these seems to be some sort of conglomerate.

https://www.championx.com/products-and-solutions/drilling-technologies/diamondback-nozzles/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/diamondbacknozzles/diamondbacknozzles/description

Aaron

Posted : 11/03/2022 6:11 pm
JSchell1309
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RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

 

Posted by: @cwbullet

 

Posted by: @clemens-m

I have no experience with these nozzles, but description sounds interesting, and if you order one of them (or all 3 of those sizes) I would like to read your experiences about them.

Best regards, Clemens

Thank for that heads up.  I will order the three-pack from Amazon and post a review.  

If anyone else has some experience with them, please post.  

Wanted to tag this thread and see if you got these nozzles I and what you thought of them. Looking to setup my Mk3 for abrasives and this looks like a top tier “one and done” kind of upgrade

Posted : 24/03/2022 1:18 am
Thejiral
(@thejiral)
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RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

I am also very excited to see how well the Diamondback nozzle performs and seriously considering buying one, even if that means importing from the US. But I'll wait to see more reviews out there before making such an investment.

Mk3s MMU2s, Voron 0.1

Posted : 26/03/2022 10:10 pm
jsw
 jsw
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RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

Looks a bit spendy to me, however I recently ordered a US$49 tungsten to replace one where I broke off a cleaning bit and could not get it out.

Posted : 26/03/2022 10:25 pm
cwbullet
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

 

Posted by: @jsw

Looks a bit spendy to me, however I recently ordered a US$49 tungsten to replace one where I broke off a cleaning bit and could not get it out.

JSW, I have been happy with Tungsten also except it is slightly different in how it performs thermally. 

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3D Printer Review Blog

Posted : 26/03/2022 10:36 pm
jsw
 jsw
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RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?
Posted by: @cwbullet

 

Posted by: @jsw

Looks a bit spendy to me, however I recently ordered a US$49 tungsten to replace one where I broke off a cleaning bit and could not get it out.

JSW, I have been happy with Tungsten also except it is slightly different in how it performs thermally. 

I honestly can't tell much if any difference between the performance of the stock brass nozzle and the tungsten.

When I {f-bomb}ed up the old tungsten nozzle I replaced it with a spare brass stock one, re-checked the Z calibration, and resumed printing the project with no difference that I could tell.

I have not installed the new tungsten nozzle yet, just holding for a convenient time to replace it and do a thorough Z calibration on both the smooth and textured plates.

Posted : 26/03/2022 10:46 pm
cwbullet
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

I have been using the Diamond for about a week.  I will let you know how much a difference it makes.  

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog

Posted : 26/03/2022 11:17 pm
locktec
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Eminent Member
RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

I wished they had put this tip on a tungsten carbide body instead of brass. I just put on a new tungsten carbide nozzle. Please let me know how that Diamond nozzles work out 

Posted : 27/03/2022 12:43 am
Momo
 Momo
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RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

I have the 0.4 nozzle. I haven't had the chance to test it with any abrasive materials, but it works great with PLA on my Mk3s+. If you would like, I can run a test print with some Steelfill filament.

Posted : 27/03/2022 1:31 am
Artur5
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Estimable Member
RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

As a general rule, I prefer single body construction to nozzles with inserts.

One : no problems with loose bonding/welding. Two;  the internal cavity of single body nozzles has a smooth conical shape providing optimal filament flow. Instead, most of the nozzles with inserts have a flat surface perpendicular to the filament flow, because of the insert where the tip fits into the body, Just search opinions about ruby tipped nozzles on this matter.   Third : these tips have a hardness unmatched by metal alloys, but they’re quite brittle as well. That applies for ruby, I don’t know how this diamond compound behaves in this regard.

In the future, intend to purchase tungsten carbide nozzles, but I’ll avoid models with a TC tip inserted into a steel/brass body and get units made from a single TC part.

That said, I’ll keep a watchful eye on what cwbullet has to say about these diamond nozzles.

Posted : 27/03/2022 8:57 am
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Momo
 Momo
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RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

From their Kickstarter page:

 

Our 30+ testers have not experienced any impact-related problems with our DiamondBack nozzles. Our polycrystalline diamond was originally developed for mining and drilling applications—where impact occurs regularly in harsh, hard-rock conditions. Although diamond can be brittle, we’ve adjusted our diamond mixture during the manufacturing process to better handle impact. You can read more about our research and development here: https://rb.gy/pxrnpv. That being said, we would not recommend that you take out your DiamondBack Nozzle and start pounding on it with a hammer.

 

Our diamond tip is secured by swaging the brass around the diamond tip, rather than inserting it from the back of the nozzle. Our nozzle retains the wall thickness between the threads and the hex portion, which can be a failure point on other nozzle designs.

Posted : 27/03/2022 11:53 am
cwbullet
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Topic starter answered:
RE:

 

Posted by: @momo

From their Kickstarter page:

 

Our 30+ testers have not experienced any impact-related problems with our DiamondBack nozzles. Our polycrystalline diamond was originally developed for mining and drilling applications—where impact occurs regularly in harsh, hard-rock conditions. Although diamond can be brittle, we’ve adjusted our diamond mixture during the manufacturing process to better handle impact. You can read more about our research and development here: https://rb.gy/pxrnpv. That being said, we would not recommend that you take out your DiamondBack Nozzle and start pounding on it with a hammer.

 

Our diamond tip is secured by swaging the brass around the diamond tip, rather than inserting it from the back of the nozzle. Our nozzle retains the wall thickness between the threads and the hex portion, which can be a failure point on other nozzle designs.

Thank you but your link is broken:

Fix link to US Synthetic Research and Development

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog

Posted : 27/03/2022 3:49 pm
Momo
 Momo
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RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

Remove the period at the end of the link.

Posted : 27/03/2022 11:11 pm
cwbullet
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

 

Posted by: @momo

Remove the period at the end of the link.

That is what I did when I reposted it

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog

Posted : 27/03/2022 11:19 pm
Momo
 Momo
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RE: Anyone try Diamondback nozzles?

It redirects to here https://www.championx.com/education-and-trainings/diamond-technologies-education/research-and-development/

Posted : 28/03/2022 9:32 pm
Thejiral
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RE:

I got my Diamondback nozzle yesterday and installed it allready on my Mk3s with MMU. Only managed to calibrate and print a first test Benchy with stock settings so far. Quality wise the Benchy looks almost indistinguishable from the E3D brass nozzle Benchy from before the change. Next is a temperature tower with one of those Fillamentum PLAs which have a tendency to clogg at lower nozzle temps, with brass and hardened steel nozzles at least. Maybe the Diamondback nozzle performs better there, we'll see.

My main reason to get one was that I wanted to have a nozzle which is at least as good in thermal transfer as brass but can handle anything, no matter how abrasive. For the MMU one doesn't want to set the nozzle temp higher than necessary which is why I had problems with hardened steel, where are you are getting crunched between clogging and bad tip quality, with some filaments.

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