Selecting Nozzle Sizes for Large Prints


Large nozzle notes.


These notes are based on my experiences with the Prusa i3 Mk3 printer. If you are using a different printer, please verify the hardware details are same. These pages may be a bit rough as I revise them and add new material. Please check back regularly for updates.

The impact of nozzle size on print detail

Here are the results sliced using a 0.40mm nozzle at 0.10mm layer height:

0.40mm nozzle detail at 0.10mm layer height

Fig. 64 0.40mm nozzle detail at 0.10mm layer height

Right-sizing nozzle sizes for large prints

Part strength


Infill optimization


Contact and feedback

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