The Silicone Sock-X is the next evolution of our line of silicone socks, with their main focus being on eXtra durable. This new generation is made from a far superior material in a new manufacturing method! All that, while keeping the same perfectly fitting design and high-temperature resistance of 300°C.
These Silicone socks are designed by levendig|dsgn, they are tailor-made for the Slice Engineering Mosquito hotend.
There are multiple big advantages to such a small upgrade.
- They keep the heater block insulated, you don't want your heater block and nozzle to cool down because of the part cooling fan, do you?
- Plastic won't stick to the heater block anymore! This significantly lowers the chance of filament blobs and failed prints in general.
- The screw holes for the thermistor and heater screws are covered, no more plastic residue fills the bolt head, this makes it easier to unscrew the heater- and thermistor cartridge in case they break.
- Less heat radiates from the heater block, this causes a cooler environment and better part cooling for the print.
When using the silicone socks for the first time, there may be a smell. The smell will disappear after some usage.