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What to consider when choosing a 3D printer nozzle

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What are the properties of 3D printer nozzles, and what do they mean?

A long time ago the idea of a 3D printer nozzle for a FFF device was quite simple: it was a 0.4mm brass nozzle, hopefully with a thread pattern to match your hot end.

But times have changed and choosing a nozzle is a bit more complex.

Of course, many 3D printer operators don’t choose their 3D printer nozzle at all: they simply use the nozzle that came with the machine. That works, but often creates limitations in materials and possibly can result in the need for a replacement in the future.

The main characteristics of a FFF 3D printer nozzle are:

  • Diameter
  • Compatibility
  • Durability
  • Heat Flow
  • Wear Resistance

To take a look at each one, continue reading this article on Fabbaloo.

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