Printing with abrasive filaments such as MatterHackers NylonX will quickly wear out a standard brass nozzle, creating the need for a more robust, specialty nozzle. It's also important to keep a clean nozzle throughout long prints to guarantee the highest definition and clean perimeters throughout. The 3D printer nozzles found on this page are designed for a special purpose, whether it be extruding abrasive filament or staying clean throughout long prints.
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.