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Posted · Nozzle Size Question

So what does decreasing the nozzle size do?  If I change from .4mm to .25mm nozzle the print line width will be narrower but the line height will still be the same as that entered in Cura. I would need more passes to get the same wall thickness using the .25mm nozzle. This would make the print take longer.  So what is the advantage of using a smaller nozzle? In what circumstances would you want to use a smaller nozzle?

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    Posted · Nozzle Size Question
    35 minutes ago, ShopGeezer said:

    So what is the advantage of using a smaller nozzle? In what circumstances would you want to use a smaller nozzle?

     

    The obvious reasons are:

     

    - for small objects or for objects with fine details in the x/y direction

    - for objects with thin walls

     

    And there are even smaller nozzles than .25mm...

     

    If you need some inspiration:

    http://thedailymini.com/daily-mini-interview-miniature-3d-printing-lance-abernethy/

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