SPITFIRE X System – change the nozzle

Here is a step-by-step procedure for changing the nozzle in the Spitfire X system:

STEP 1: TOOLS NEEDED

  • Make sure you have a 7mm hex wrench available, which will be used to unscrew the nozzle.

STEP 2: NOZZLE REPLACEMENT

  • Heat the extruder to 200°C.  This temperature is crucial to soften any material residue inside the nozzle and make it easier to remove.
  • Once the desired temperature is reached, use the 7mm hex wrench to unscrew the nozzle from the extruder. Do this carefully and counterclockwise.

CAUTION: When removing the nozzle, be careful not to force too much, as it may be tightened so as to prevent material leakage during printing.

  • Once you have unscrewed the nozzle, carefully remove it from the extruder.

STEP 3: INSTALLING THE NEW NOZZLE

  • Get the new nozzle you want to install. Make sure it’s the correct size for your print project.
  • Place the new nozzle in the extruder. Make sure you insert it correctly and securely.
  • Use the 7mm hex wrench to screw the nozzle back in a clockwise direction. Make sure the nozzle is tight but without excessive force to avoid damage.

WARNING: When screwing the nozzle back on, make sure that it has reached the stop, i.e. that it is fully screwed and well seated in the extruder.

  • Once you’ve secured the new nozzle, check that it’s properly installed and tightened.

STEP 4: VERIFY

  • After changing the nozzle, check that the extruder is working properly and that the new nozzle is not leaking material during printing.