Printer nozzles: buy the right nozzle for your printer
In our online store you will find a wide range of print nozzles, also called nozzles, for 3D printers. Since it's easy to lose track of all the different thread sizes, materials and nozzle diameters, and to help you find the right nozzle for your 3D printer, we've summarized the most important information for choosing the right print nozzle for you below.
Choosing the right nozzle diameter for 3D printers
Since 3D printers found their way into many hobby rooms and makerspaces a few years ago, a standard for nozzle diameter has developed.
We are talking about nozzles with a diameter of 0.4mm. However, since nozzles are also available with diameters between 0.1mm and 0.8mm, beginners in particular are justified in asking when it is advisable to switch to a larger or smaller print nozzle and what the advantages and disadvantages are.
Small print nozzle for high print quality
If the orifice of the nozzle is small, we are talking here about nozzles with a diameter <0.4mm, this also has a direct influence on the quality of the print - provided that we adjust the layer height of the print layers in our slicer accordingly.
With a smaller layer height - we also refer to this as "greater" resolution - the individual print layers of the additive printing process are less visible on the print object. The layers seem to blur optically, with the result that the object appears "as if cast from a single mold". However, it should be noted that the reduction in layer height also significantly increases the printing time.
Large print nozzles for faster production
If we use a larger print nozzle (i.e. >0.4mm) on our 3D printer, this also has a direct impact on the print result. The individual print layers are clearly(more) visible, the object becomes "coarser". Print nozzles with a comparatively large diameter are therefore preferably used in prototyping, namely whenever the beauty of the print object is of secondary importance. Increasing the height of the individual print layers also reduces the time required to complete a 3D printed object.
The right thread size for your 3D printer
Even though many components from individual 3D printing manufacturers are similar or even nearly identical, the threads of the nozzles sometimes differ. Most 3D printers resort to a Nozzle with a MK8 thread. You can find out which thread is present in the hotend of your 3D printer in the manual of your printer.