I’ve been playing with different nozzle sizes recently (0.8 down to 0.25) and have been thinking about how to incorporate it into the order process. I have turned down more than one order in the past due to details unprintable with the standard 0.4mm nozzle, which could have been printed with my new 0.25mm nozzle.

Currently, the only way to add cost for printing with a smaller or larger diameter nozzle is to add it as a “Miscellaneous” service after the order has been submitted by the customer. This leads to explaining to each and every customer what is going on, and is not quite ideal.

Obviously, many customers that order 3d prints online do not have the knowledge necessary to know what different nozzle diameters would do if it were an option during order submission. This the reason why layer height is still called “resolution,” as much as I hate that word when used in that context.

What are your opinions on the matter? Anyone think they know of a better way to go about this? Or do you think it’s just too much trouble?

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