The nozzle is the component of a 3D printer that deposits the molten filament into the build area. There are many different types of 3D printer nozzles available and leveraging their different strengths is important. These nozzles are made of a high-temperature copper-alloy with nickel plating, which reduces adhesion of plastic to the nozzle. This prevents issues like blobbing which reduces print quality and could even cause a print to fail. Check out the nozzles below and learn about different styles and nozzle upkeep using the links to the right.
The hotend is the component of a 3D printer that melts the filament for extrusion. A crucial part of successful 3D printing is maintaining consistent and accurate temperature.
The nozzle is the component of a 3D printer that deposes the molten filament out into the build area.
The extruder is responsible for feeding filament into the hotend and out of the nozzle. Having a strong, reliable extruder is vital to accurate, high quality 3D prints.
A clean and well adheared first layer is critical to successful 3D printing, and much of that success or failure comes down to the build plate used. From borosilicate glass to BuldTak, it's all here.