3D Printer HardwareReviews

What to consider when choosing a 3D printer nozzle

Stay up to date with everything that is happening in the wonderful world of AM via our LinkedIn community.

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.

Research 2022
Polymer AM Market Opportunities and Trends

741 unique polymer AM companies individually surveyed and studied. Core polymer AM market generated $4.6 billion...

Kerry Stevenson

Fabbaloo's founder Kerry Stevenson has been fascinated with 3D printing after seeing the idea introduced by Star Trek decades ago - and now it is a reality. He's been writing Fabbaloo since it began in October 2007 under the gradually-becoming-less-mysterious pseudonym "General Fabb".

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

We use cookies to give you the best online experience and for ads personalisation. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services



Join industry leaders and receive the latest insights on what really matters in AM!

This information will never be shared with 3rd parties

I’ve read and accept the privacy policy.*