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0.4mm Micro Swiss MK8 Nozzle for 1.75mm - Plated A2 Tool Steel

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Extremely wear-resistant 0.4mm Plated A2 Tool Steel Nozzles from the world-renowned brand Micro Swiss - Designed for Creality Hotend Assemblies.

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Brass is an amazing material that is used in a wide variety of different applications in our modern world, often due to the high thermal conductivity, decent wear resistance and low cost to produce. However, despite being a fantastic material for all kinds of use cases, it’s not necessarily the best material in all situations, and there are other materials, albeit more expensive, that offer even better material characteristics for applications in which high thermal conductivity and high wear resistance are critical to the process quality.

With that being said, we’re keen to introduce these amazing little 0.4mm Micro Swiss MK8 Nozzles for 1.75mm 3D Printers, which are crafted by Micro Swiss and built entirely out of A2 Tool Steel. However, if you thought that this was impressive enough already, then get ready to be pleasantly surprised, as these A2 Tool Steel Nozzles are also Plated with a specialised “TwinClad XT” coating for exceptionally low friction, which offers incredible results for 3D Printing, as they not only offer high thermal conductivity for heating 3D Filaments, but also very high wear resistance for abrasive filaments like carbon fibre, as well as an ultra-low friction coefficient to ensure smooth extrusion with drastically reduced chances of blockages or internal build-up of polymers.

These Micro Swiss Plated A2 Tool Steel Nozzles are machined to perfection on a Swiss Lathe, with some of the smoothest internal bores that you’ll ever find on a 3D Printing Nozzle, and are designed to fit MK8 hotend assemblies like those featured on the highly popular Creality CR-10 Series and Creality Ender Series 3D Printers. They are capable of withstanding even the most abrasive of materials due to the 57-62 RC hardness factor from intense heat treatment, and are some of the easiest, cheapest, and most effective upgrades that you can give your 3D Printer, and can turn a Hobby 3D Printer into a professional-grade fabricator when used alongside other fantastic upgrades like TLSmoothers and Capricorn PTFE Tubing.


Note: This is a Micro Swiss Original MK8 Nozzle, supplied directly by the industry leaders in nozzle R&D and Production. This ensures premium quality and lasting durability, even when dealing with high-corrosion filaments like Carbon Fiber and MetalFill.


0.4mm Micro Swiss MK8 Plated A2 Tool Steel Nozzle  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Supplier                                                                           

Micro Swiss

  • Base Material

– A2 Tool Steel

  • Plating Material

– “TwinClad XT” Nickel Composite

  • Filament Compatibility

– 1.75mm

  • Output Diameter

– 0.4mm

  • Input Diameter

– M6

  • Hotend Compatibility

Creality 24V Hotend / Creality CR-10 Hotend

– Micro Swiss CR-10S Pro HotendMicro Swiss Hotend for CR-10 Series / Micro Swiss Hotend for Ender 5 Series


Typical Applications for 0.4mm Micro Swiss MK8 Plated A2 Tool Steel Nozzles:

These premium-quality Micro Swiss Nozzles are 0.4mm in size, which is often considered to be the common standard in 3D printing, offering a great balance of printing speed and precision detail. However, if you are wanting to print larger objects at a faster rate, then you should certainly consider a larger output nozzle. Conversely, if you love to print smaller, highly-detailed objects like jewellery designs, personalised keyrings and other goodies, then a small nozzle like a 0.2mm or 0.3mm nozzle is ideal. For standard printing though, this 0.4mm size is perfect, and many Makers simply stick with this size as it offers the best of both worlds with very few drawbacks.

Please Note: These nozzles do not fit the Creality CR-10S Pro stock hotend assemblies, since they use an M6-0.75 thread instead of the standard M6-1 thread.


Quick Guide to Changing Your Micro Swiss Mk8 Nozzle:

When swapping out 3D Printer Nozzles from other components, we recommend utilising the hot tightening technique for optimal thermal coupling. To do this, simply follow these easy steps, while being careful not to burn yourself of course.

  • Unscrew the heatbreak from the heatsink by about half a turn, to be sure you are not tightening against the heatbreak in later stages.
  • Heat up your hotend to 285°C, but do not overshoot as you risk damaging your thermistor.
  • Remove the existing nozzle from the heater block and insert the new nozzle.
  • While firmly gripping the heater block, slowly tighten the nozzle. Be careful, however, that you not apply any torque through the heatbreak, as they are fragile and relatively easy to break when loose.
  • Turn off the heating unit and allow the hot side to cool.
  • Finally, once the nozzle is installed and cooled down, tighten the heatbreak back into the heatsink and ensure that there are no loose parts.

The reason for this method is because aluminium heater blocks have a different coefficient of thermal expansion than the materials used in the nozzles and heat breaks. As such, tightening these components while cold results in a small gap being created between the nozzle and the break inside the block when the hot end is at temperature, which can lead to clogs, blobbing and other frustrating problems.


The following is a great instructional video on how to change your nozzle without damaging your heatsink:


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0.4mm Micro Swiss MK8 Nozzle for 1.75mm - Plated A2 Tool Steel

0.4mm Micro Swiss MK8 Nozzle for 1.75mm - Plated A2 Tool Steel

Within 3D Printing, there are a few brands whose hard work has made them stand out from the rest, with real innovation and the ability to not only refine old designs, but actually redesign from the ground up to offer more comprehensive upgrades for 3D printing enthusiasts and Makers throughout the world.

Micro Swiss is one such brand that perfectly fits this description, and since their founding back in 2015, the Micro Swiss brand has garnered world-wide attention for the quality, material composition and precision of their hotends, nozzles and other all-metal components. With a core focus on TwinClad XT Plated Brass Nozzles and All-Metal Hotend Upgrades for some of the most popular 3D Printers on the market, it’s no surprise that one of the easiest and most effective upgrades available to Makers are Micro Swiss Replacement Parts and Upgrade Kits.

In addition to the amazing 3D Printing components and upgrades that they produce, Micro Swiss also specialise in Swiss Turning, which is capable of precision CNC machining outer diameters as small as 0.0127mm, as well as CNC milling, tapping and post machining finishing for prototyping. These service offerings and correlating skillsets ensure that the Micro Swiss team is more than just capable of producing consistently high-quality parts, but also capable of identifying precisely where each part could use improvements.

As manufacturers and end-users of everything they produce, Micro Swiss is one of the most impressive brands we’ve had the pleasure of dealing with, and we look forward to all of the exciting refinements and developments that they are bound to bring out in the future.