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Questions tagged [nozzle]

Questions about an extrusion assembly's nozzle component

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E3D V6 nozzle vs MK8 nozzle, first layer adhesion

Does anyone notice that when they upgrade from a MK8 to a V6 hotend that when using the same settings and bed-leveling/z-distance-setting procedures, that the filament is much more likely to be pulled ...
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Material extruded to prime the nozzle doesn't stick to bed at first

When the material is extruded to prime the nozzle before the print starts it doesn't always stick to the bed for the first 20 or 30 mm of the line, causing the material extruded just after to peel off ...
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Filament Leaking During Automatic Bed Leveling

Before the print has actually started I have set up Auto Bed Leveling using a BLTouch sensor, during the period that this runs I find that material leaks out of the nozzle and curls back onto itself ...
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Scratches in the build plate - How did this happen, and may it cause problems?

A couple of prints after leveling the bed (<10), I noticed some weird sound, and saw the nozzle scratching the build-plate. What is really weird, is that I noticed (My printer is in quite a dark ...
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Can leaving the nozzle at 160 °C continuously on in between prints affect the viscosity of the prints?

We're printing on a WASP 3MT pellet extruder with PLA. To save time, we're leaving the hotend at 160 °C between prints but realized that the print quality varies, from one print to the another, ...
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Does color changing PLA require a hardened nozzle?

I've seen comments about glow-in-the-dark filament being abrasive and would damage a bronze nozzle so a hardened nozzle is recommended. Is the same true for filament that changes colour when warm (...
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Can the filament tube be outside of the nozzle?

I bought a few new nozzles expecting them to come with that little tube that comes out of the nozzle. They didn't come with them after all, so I tried to reuse the tube I originally had in the printer....
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Tevo Michelangelo nozzle below build plate?

I got a Tevo Michelangelo as first 3D printer today and already got a problem with the bed leveling: The extruder nozzle is way below the build plate. (When I auto-home the axes, which I've done ...
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Makerbot Smart extruder+ heat block and nozzle question

I am looking for information on the smart extruder+ heat block and nozzle? I have looked online and from several forums come to the conclusion it is either a MK10 or MK11 assembly. Can anyone shed ...
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Geeetech Prusa i3 Extruder seems to push more filament, gear slips/skips?

I got my first printer, a Geeetech Prusa i3, and for the price I paid (160$) I am so blown away. As I saved so much money, I treated myself to a legit copy of Simplify3D, which I am happy with. I'm ...
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Slicer line width vs. extrusion multiplier for layer adhesion?

My question would like to address what would be better for adhesion and general quality and possibly strength: either increase the slicer line width option or increase the slicer extrusion multiplier ...
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Why is it conventional to set line width > nozzle diameter?

I recently became curious about the Line Width setting in Cura and why one might change it if they aren't using different size nozzle. Since I've gotten my Ender 3, I've always kept the line width ...
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Extruder/nozzle keeps clogging up

I have an Adventurer 3 printer from Flashforge and every time I unclog it, it gets clogged up again. I’ve done about 6 or 7 prints with it. So after I unclog it, I load the filament and it comes out ...
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Do all 3D printers allow the printing of flexible material? [closed]

Are there any specific type of FDM 3D printers that I should look for?
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Wear resistant nozzles

I recently purchased some glow-in-the-dark PLA filament (just "because"). Being new to 3D printing, I didn't realize you shouldn't run this type of filament through a standard brass nozzle and should ...
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Ender 3 nozzle homes off the bed in the Y axis

I just received my new Creality Ender 3. I was going through and checking/adjusting everything for alignment, and I noticed that when you "auto home" the print head, the nozzle stops off the front of ...
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Nozzle heats up past the setpoint and increases

I made a few successful prints since I got my CR-10 two weeks ago and I didn't run into any major trouble. The printer is new. Today I set it to "preheat" mode while I was preparing the SD card with ...
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Extruder clogs with HIPS

I've got a Prusa i3 MK3. I have printed with PLA, PETG and tried HIPS. Haven't had any clogs with PLA and PETG, but with HIPS I've got a weird problem. My first three test prints in HIPS went fine, ...
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Nozzle heats while autoleveling (or before)

When I'm auto-leveling my Anet A8 with Marlin firmware, the nozzle heats to 195°C during the leveling process, which leaves drops of filament. I checked the resulting G-code but makes no sense to me: ...
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What will be the best way to remove pla from a volcano nozzle?

My print popped out from the bed and glued to the nozzle. As the printer was printing next hour or so, a lot of pla was extruded and formed on the nozzle. I'm wondering what will be the best way to ...
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Why is my filament pressed together at the nozzle

When I wanted to take out the filament from the extruder, it didn't wanna come out, it was stuck (even when I heated up the nozzle). So I unscrewed the nozzle and it looks like the filament is all ...
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Threads for nozzle (Anet A6 extruder)

How do I know what nozzle to get for my Anet A6 printer? I want to get some hardened nozzles because I would love to print with some glow in the dark filament, but I know that eats up brass nozzles ...
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Prusa I3 - Burn marks on print

This is an issue that's started happening recently. This is a Prusa I3 using a 1.75mm pla filament The settings for this print are as follows ...
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3D850 stuck in the nozzle

I am trying to use a 3D850 PLA filament which is supposed to work without any issues with any PLA printer. As a printer, I use Dagoma NEVA which is supposed to work with any PLA filament. I can print ...
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The bottom of the printed objects has waves after replacing the nozzle

I had a problem with my nozzle on my homemade printer. The problem was that the nozzle with a 0.4mm diameter wasn't putting out any plastic. I replaced the nozzle with a 0.2mm one and now the bottom ...
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How to improve resolution using 0.3mm nozzle?

What are the best settings for a Simple Metal printer using a 0.3mm nozzle, knowing that the min layer height can be 1/4 the size of the nozzle? I posted some photos on the link below and the STL ...
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If I have a nozzle clog, can I easily get rid of it by simply replacing the nozzle?

I'm getting a Prusa i3 with a replaceable nozzle. If I have a nozzle clog, can I easily get rid of it by simply: replacing the nozzle, or; removing it and submerging it in acetone, or; removing it ...
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How easily can I remove/replace the nozzle of the prusa i3?

I'm considering getting a prusa i3 after my da vinci jr. fiasco, with that said, how easily can I remove/replace the nozzle in order to clean it?
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I found a filament that can be used for really precise FDM printing, Who could I hire to create a custom nozzle for it [closed]

I found this low temperature filament for 3d printing, Low Temperature Filament 0.5kg 1.75mm, White Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure I can use it for a really precise nozzle because it's ...
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Why some corners aren't sticked well?

Is this a leveling problem? or it's because the bed temperature isn't equal in everywhere? If it's because of leveling, it means the distance between nozzle and bed in this not-sticked corners are ...
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Hot end jamming very quickly

I have built a 3D printer out of parts from my tip, a ramps board, arduino mega, and a hot end. However, after doing a test extrusion some plastic was spewed out and then the print jammed un-...
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How to tell if A 3d printing kit has a replaceable nozzle

I was looking at the prusa i3 3d(the original i3, not the mk2) on sale and I wanted to know how I could tell if it(and printers like it) had a replaceable nozzle, since I wanted to try out different ...
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What happens when I print a 0,6mm thick wall with a 0,4mm diameter nozzle?

The wall thickness is 1,2mm but the lip is only 0,6mm thick. How will the 0,4mm nozzle solve this? Alternatively I could choose a 0,8 mm thick lip, but then the connecting end should be 0,4mm that is ...
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How do I get a replacement PTFE tube to fit inside my nozzle?

I have been getting clogs and believe that it may be due to a damaged PTFE tube inside my hot end. I have a replacement (it came with my printer), but I can't seem to fit the tube into the nozzle. I ...
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Is there any reason *not* to use a steel nozzle for printing all materials?

I know that for printing some materials like the carbon-fiber filled PLA it's recommenced to use a steel nozzle since it'll wear-out a standard brass nozzle quickly. Is there any reason to prefer ...
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Change 1.75 mm 3D printer to 3.0 mm printer

I am planning on buying a cheap 3D printer to get into 3D printing, but the printer I'm planning to buy only takes 1.75 mm filament, I was wondering if it might be possible to change the hotend ...
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Can the da Vinci Jr 1.0 print in 100 microns, if so how?

I was wondering if the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 can print in 100 μm layer height. If so, how could I do this?
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What are the downsides and aftereffects of using a smaller nozzle?

A lot of consumer desktop F.D.M. printers comes with a 0.4mm nozzle. I'm looking to print fine details objects and I was considering trying to use a smaller size nozzle. But before I do so I would ...
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How close should the nozzle be to the substrate?

I have my nozzle close to the substrate that I am printing on, so that a piece of paper can just about slide underneath it freely, without catching. Is this the right way to do it?
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true color printing with CMYK+White (not 3-in-1 diamond head RGB)

There is this great hotend called a diamond hotend, which can be used to print in 3 colors and mix them into hundreds? of colors. This can for example be used with Red, Green and Blue filament to mix ...
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Should I use different nozzles for different materials?

I know I should use different nozzles for filaments that use vastly different temperatures but what about filament types that use similar temperatures? For example, PLA and PLA composites like ...
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Ultimaker Layer Resolution vs Nozzle Size

On their website they say the following ...
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Filament is stuck in nozzle

I recently bought a Geeetech Prusa i3 x. After two full days assembling I can finaly try to print something. Having put in the filament into the extruder no filament actually came out of the nozzle. I ...
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Access Temperature sensor data of 3D printer via Serial connection

I want to access the bed and nozzle temperature sensor data of a 3D printer via serial connection. Could someone please guide me in the right direction? Thanks! Edit: Response from printer: ...
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da Vinci Jr. nozzle diagram

Has anybody taken apart a da Vinci Jr. 3D printer nozzle? My first time trying to clean the nozzle after it jammed, I broke off the filament immediately before it gets heated, inside the nozzle ...
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Bronze Filament Problem

I made a torus that was 1 on the x and y axes, and 3 on the z axis in Blender. It is supposed to be a bead for a beaded necklace. It was exported to Cura as an .stl, then printed on a Lulzbot Mini. It ...
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Are Makerbot Smart Extruder nozzles swappable?

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with Makerbot smart extruders and knows whether or not the nozzle size can be changed. I'm trying to figure out if I can use different nozzle diameters (0....
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Teflon tubing in nozzle throat coming out?

I have a HE3D prusa XI3 printer with an MK8 extruder. While printing or testing, the extruder makes a clicking noise as if the filament isnt getting hot enough to extrude. I began my investigation and ...
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How thin can my extrusion be from a 1.2mm extruder?

I always assumed that the smallest diameter that you could extrude was equal to the diameter of the extruder tip itself. Recently I heard that you can actually extrude a line that's as little as half ...
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Will I see a noticeable difference switching from a .4mm to a .3mm nozzle?

I currently print with a .4mm nozzle on my extruder, and my prints seem to come out fairly accurate; would I see much of a difference if I went to a .3mm? What are the pros and cons of larger and ...