What do you actually use the 0.8 nozzle for...?
 
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frebys
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What do you actually use the 0.8 nozzle for...?

Hi! So I've got a newly purchased MK4 with 0.25, 0.4 and 0.8 nozzles. I bought the 0.8 nozzle since I thought it would be nice to have when printing large stuff, to save time. But... I can't see any use-cases for it. Regardless if I print something large or not, I still want it to look nice. My printer isn't running 24/7, so spending a few more hours on making a print look nicer is no problem for me. 

The only use-case I can imagine for my 0.8 nozzle is for printing things that won't be visually seen but I can't imagine anything on the top off my head what that would be. 

What do you use your 0.8 nozzles for? 

Posted : 10/12/2023 1:49 pm
Extra Fox
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RE: What do you actually use the 0.8 nozzle for...?

When I want something to print fast or have a large part to print.

Personally, I have no problem with layer lines as I like the FDM 3D printed look.

Aaron

Posted : 10/12/2023 5:52 pm
fuchsr
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RE: What do you actually use the 0.8 nozzle for...?

I sell a piece of training equipment for detection dogs that would take 8 hours or so to print with a 0.4mm nozzle. Dogs don't mind the look of a 0.8 mm nozzle, and I'm down to 3 hours print time.  🙂

But, yeah, for the usual household or decorative objects it's hard to see how the 0.8 mm nozzle fits into the picture, unless you explicitly want the "rustic" look of that nozzle.

 

 

Posted : 10/12/2023 7:28 pm
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