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Using 0.6mm nozzle with MK3S?  

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Using 0.6mm nozzle with MK3S?

Ran across this video the other day, and was thinking of getting one for my MK3S+.  Any issues regarding the use of a 0.6mm nozzle with this printer (I'm using the latest version of Prusa Slicer).  




Posted : 09/08/2022 12:50 am
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It will be fine with  0.6 nozzle.  Parts will print faster and practical parts may be stronger - but fine detail will suffer slightly though unless you are fussing over pretty trinkets you may not notice it until you print screw threads.


Posted : 09/08/2022 2:05 am
Ben SreR sf
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RE: Using 0.6mm nozzle with MK3S?

@Frank did you tried it by now? Also just saw the video, seems pretty good, but would not like to start tinkering

Posted : 15/10/2022 10:17 pm
Zbigniew Trzepizur
Trusted Member
RE: Using 0.6mm nozzle with MK3S?

MK3S will run fine with 0.6 mm (and 0.25, 0.8) nozzle. It's officially supported and there are dedicated factory presets in Prusa Slicer for all four standard nozzle sizes. Of course you have to slice your model for the exact nozzle diameter. That being said, I personally would not consider changing the nozzle on a print-to-print basis a viable solution. The hot-tightening procedure is involved, tedious and error-prone in my opinion. You have to strictly follow the procedure described at and you could still mess things up like I did. It's only after I switched to RapidChange Revo Six that I'm comfortable with changing nozzles between prints. In fact, what triggered me to switch to Revo was when I accidentally ruined my original V6 hotend during a failed hot-tightening. Full disclosure: it very well might be just me being doofus as I see some people have no trouble changing their classic V6 nozzles without ruining the whole thing.

Posted : 16/10/2022 9:41 pm