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How to control the diameter of the extruder

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How to control the diameter of the extruder

04/01/2020 at 16:23

I wanted to know how to control the diameter of the plastic output of the extruder. I want to make 3D printer filament of 1.75 mm PLA.

So, I suppose you we can do it with the nozzle size but I don’t know more about it…

Can you help me?

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09/01/2020 at 00:55

@snowcode seems it looks like you are not very familiar with all the processes involved in filament extrusion, I suggest you to have a look at Werbewunder’s youtube channel, that will give you a better idea of what’s involved

02/02/2020 at 07:42

You control the diameter of filament by measuring the diameter live then pulling it to diameter where it is still hot after the nozzle. This stretches the filament to make it small.er. If it is to big then you don’t stretch as quickly.

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