How to Print with Extremely Fine Nozzles – Quality Comparison

In this video I test out E3D’s 0.15mm and 0.25mm diameter nozzles. I also compare these fine quality prints to 0.4mm and 0.6mm diameter nozzles.

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Nobock says:

What a stupid video

Oakleaf CJK says:

50,000 hours :-o, over 11 years worth of printing if you printed for 12 hours a day

jaybogataj says:

Actually, difference between 0.15 mm nozzle and 0.30 isn’t x2. It’s x4.
You have to look at the area of the hole not the diameter.

elfpimp1 says:

wow, 13 HOURS?! for that small of a print! I rewound the vid like three times just to soak it in.. But the DETAIL.. Nice!

Badjokerzdjs says:

Im not able to download your profiles… i havent a email sent…

scaff 1 says:

unsubs because of nails danm man

Richard Johnson says:

All look like crap lol

melongrab says:

Do you have a link for that fan duct?

Consulting Joe says:

Nice. I like the book. Haven’t bought it but I would have when I was a newbie.

Daniel Riedl says:

Thats some nasty finger nails…

Dejawolfs says:

IMO, we need a dual nozzle system, with both large and small nozzle. first print large details with large nozzle, then do detail fill-in with small nozzle.

ShepardIRL says:

this video is chock full of bad info

Максим Осминин says:

really scary shit

Richard Johnson says:

You wanna spiralize your outer contour boss, also youre gonna wanna look into retractration at layers

Joe Bruno says:

Cool vid but crap printer. Those benchies look awful.

Xpim 3D says:

dude, these prints suck BADLY! i’ve been using 0.25 and 0.15 from E3D and you’re not even close.. sorry :p

Abdon Troche says:

Nice video !! I want to know if you tried to use Simplify 3D to slice? Because that software has an option to optimize the printing speed.

Mora Vaibhav says:

Hi, Is there any way to use combination of different nozzle diameters installed in a dual extruder setup so that we can reduce printing time without losing outer surface finish ..

Nerys says:

I suspect the trick with getting truly good quality prints from such a small nozzle is matching it with an extraordinary precise printer that can line up vertical layers very very precisely. at .15mm any deviation will result in ugly layering losing the advantage of such a fine nozzle. I just might have to shove one of these on my Ender and see how it performs!

xris Goun says:

0.6mm is draft?
for draft I use 1mm

Pedrinho Paquiderme says:

Its about time for someone, somehow, implement a slicer function allowing the user to select specific parts of the model to be printed with different nozzle diameter (by using dual extruder or even pausing the print to allow nozzle-swaps). I know, it would be nearly impossible at the current nozzle’s geometry, but re-designing the nozzle a bit could allow this feature, even with some restrictions… Just thinking outloud… But who dares putting engineers’ talent in check nowadays? 😉

Alexandre Valiquette says:

Can anybody put a “thumbs up!” for me?
I came for the secund time and I can only leave ONE “Thumbs up”…
Thanks for your colaboration.

Alexandre from Québec, Canada

mopowah says:

@The 3D Print General
Do you have a manual on calibration and z height etc for delta 3d printers? I recently purchased the Delta Kossel RepRap Hackka v1 from ciciflyers off of ebay and they absolutely seem to refuse support for this DIY kit I’d be happy to purchase a guide that will work directly for this printer or better yet a video.

I purchased the printer and admit made my own choice to assemble it so the LCD and electronics are up on top of the printer vs underneath it so I can more easily adapt it and expand upon it or fix issues. The build seems to be rather nice as finished. The instruction from the seller to use the cura application saying it will be fine in any case caused the print head to jam into the bed because it uses G29 it should work he said it is automatic yet the firmware when dumped is of a Marlin v1.0.0 variety. In the process of printing a blob and digging into my print head before I stopped it I believe the print head got clogged as nothing extrudes out of the head now either.

So now I get to learn all the intricacies near instantly I suppose getting thrown into the fire is always good and provides the best path to learning and adaptation.

Woot in the middle of typing this I had a drill bit for board repair that helped me unclog this one of them spur of the moment memory recollections so that is taken care of now to figure out what is up with the calibration thing.

kampkrieger says:

comparing with .4mm makes more sense

Jeff Flowers says:

A little off-topic here, but I heard a pet peeve I hear so often these days. The term “4x smaller” makes a negative number. 1x smaller is zero. 2x smaller is -0.4, 3x smaller is -0.8 and 4x smaller is -1.2mm. That is impossible. People use multiplication instead of division. It’s 1/4, not 4x.

LoganDark says:

The mod-t can print at 250mm/s with a 0.4mm nozzle. It’s a shame New Matter is going out of business, their printer(s? do they have more than one?) were very nice.

Walter Dias says:

I print with a 0.60 noozle at 0.10mm without any problems and the resolution is really good on the top layer. Although I really enjoyed your evaluation, I dont think it is fair to compare different noozles using different layer heights and print speeds… it may be very misleading and confusing.

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