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In this guide, we will Hot-Tighten the hotend.

You ONLY need to follow this guide if you assembled a brand new hotend and have not already hot- tightened it!

WARNING: YOU WILL BE HANDLING A 240*C HOT PIECE OF METAL.

IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL, YOU WILL GET BURNED.

    • Hot tightening is essential to sealing the nozzle and heatsink together to ensure that molten plastic cannot leak out of the hotend in use. When done properly there is almost zero chance of leaks.

    • ▶ Video: Hot-Tighten the Hotend (5 min, narration)

    • WARNING: YOU WILL BE HANDLING A 240*C HOT PIECE OF METAL. IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL, YOU WILL GET BURNED.

    • It's important NOT to over-tighten the nozzle. You only need 3Nm of pressure - that's about as much as you can apply with one finger on a small wrench.

    • When you're done, put the insulating sock back on and re-insert the hotend into your extruder ;-)

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