Nozzle clearance

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Vagulus
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Nozzle clearance

Postby Vagulus » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:53 pm

Given a 0.4 nozzle on a Pro2 with the standard 0.2 mm nozzle clearance.
What should the clearance be if I change to a 0.6 mm nozzle; to a 0.8 mm nozzle?
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Re: Nozzle clearance

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:10 pm

Do you mean layer height?
Normally Layer Height should be lower than 80% of nozzle diameter. Which means 0.6 nozzle, 0.45mm Layer Height. 0.8 nozzle, 0.6mm Layer Height.

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Re: Nozzle clearance

Postby Vagulus » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:06 am

No. I meant clearance - the distance between the pointy end of the nozzle and the surface of the print platform.
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Re: Nozzle clearance

Postby mdana » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:12 am

The clearance is the same for any nozzle. You change your first layer height in IdeaMaker.

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Re: Nozzle clearance

Postby Vagulus » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:21 am

mdana wrote:The clearance is the same for any nozzle. You change your first layer height in IdeaMaker.

When you change your layer height, I suggest you change your clearance between the nozzle tip and the print platform accordingly. You'll get into all sorts of trouble if you don't.

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Re: Nozzle clearance

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:24 pm

We do not recommend changing the Z-offset (Nozzle clearance) in ideaMaker. We recommend changing it on the physical machine.
Here is a guide video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPNr4GzwX9o
With a bigger nozzle there is more plastic being extruded so you can have a little bit larger of a gap but we would still suggest starting at the 0.2mm gauge height and adjust based off print results.

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Re: Nozzle clearance

Postby Vagulus » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:20 am

I didn't know you could do it in ideaMaker :?
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