THE OLSSON LINE
Who are the creators of The Olsson Line?
The Olsson Nozzles
What is the Olsson Ruby?
The Olsson Ruby is also available in High Temp. (up to 500c) and High Output versions with a longer thread.
Each nozzle Olsson Ruby contains a real ruby gemstone (technically aluminum oxide) which is a very hard material that protects it from erosion by even the most highly abrasive 3D printing filaments.
See Materials List
The ruby does not wear off overtime as with coatings on alternative products.
The ruby is set into the tip of a brass or copper alloy nozzle, which enables its excellent heat conductivity.
This sets is apart from alternatives such as stainless steel and hardened steel which do suffer from lower heat-conductivity when compared to copper alloys/ brass.
All of this adds up to extremely accurate and efficient prints,
across virtually any printable material, and a nozzle that will last a lifetime.
How does the wear compare?
We tested various nozzles by printing carbon fiber filament, known for its extremely abrasive qualities, here are the results:
Brass after 0.3kg
Stainless steel after 1kg
Hardened steel after 4kg
The Olsson Ruby after 8kg of carbon fiber filament showed no wear, even under a microscope.
What is the benefit compared to standard brass nozzles?
Standard brass nozzles have fantastic heat-transfer properties but are affected by the material passing through them. Abrasive materials such as carbon-fiber composites wear at the nozzle diameter and shape of the tip. Filament can also harden on the outside of the nozzle changing the shape and disturbing your print and damaging your finish. This is especially noticeable with "messy" filaments such as PETG.
For abrasive filaments we recommend using The Olsson Ruby Nozzle and for cleaner prints with a sharp finish we recommend Olsson Precision Nozzles. Aside from their non-stick coating Olsson Precision Nozzles are hardened and can be used for occasional printing of exotic filaments. The High Temp version of The Olsson Ruby Nozzle combines the benefits of both. See our list of tested materials below.
Will an Olsson Ruby work on my machine?
What is the maximum operating temperature for the nozzles?
The Olsson Ruby High Temp, however, is able to reach 500˚C.
It’s made up of a copper alloy with a high-performance, non-stick chromium nitride coating that results in smoother, cleaner prints.
How do I use The Olsson Nozzle tool?
First heat your nozzle to the print temperature of material being used. Turn counter-clockwise to remove your nozzle, clockwise to attach it. The Olsson Nozzle Tool will automatically limit the force applied thus preventing you from overtightening.
Only ever change your nozzle hot.
Is my printer compatible with The Olsson Nozzle tool?
Who is the Olsson Block kit for?
How do I install the Olsson block kit?
We strongly recommend following them closely as they include many expert tips to ensure the best possible results.