Selecting Nozzle Sizes for Large Prints

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Large nozzle notes.

Note

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. 47 0.40mm nozzle detail at 0.10mm layer height

Right-sizing nozzle sizes for large prints

Part strength

Speed

Infill optimization

Conclusions

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Last updated on Apr 17, 2019