Is extrusion width the same as line width?

Is extrusion width the same as line width?

The extrusion multiplier only adjusts the flow of material but keeps the distance between tracks the same, extrusion width sets the distance between extruded lines and adjusts material flow accordingly. This means the material extrusion is as wide as nozzle orifice or just a bit wider.

What does the extrusion multiplier do?

The extrusion multiplier in a slicer helps to set the extrusion flow rate. We are seeking to ensure the appropriate level of filament comes out of the nozzle to make your prints as accurate and good looking as possible. This is specific to every spool but at minimum a good idea to do per brand/material.

What does extrusion width mean?

Extrusion Width is the thickness of a single filament extruded either in free air or above a surface. It’s not the distance of two adjacent paths since some overlap will be generally applied in order to get better bonding.

How can Cura extrusion be reduced?

If you’re experiencing under-extrusion in your prints, try increasing the setting in 5% increments until you see some improvement. Just know that you shouldn’t rely completely on flow rate. Sometimes under-extrusion can be caused by a low print temperature, too-fast print speed, or a clogged nozzle.

What’s the difference between line width and extrusion multiplier?

Luckily, that stuff usually ends in the infill on the lower layers, but it can result in very messy sides. You pretty much deliberately chose to massively overextrude! To say it blatantly: line width changes the overall geometry of the slicing to account for the extra material getting extruded, extrusion multiplier does not.

When to change the extrusion multiplier on a slicer?

For example, the filler and paint could lead to more thermal expansion and die swell, or they could reduce it. This behavior can be tackled directly by adjusting the extrusion multiplier. This is one thing you should do when getting a new type (color&manufacturer) of filament.

What should the line width be on a slicer?

All of these should adjust automatically when you change the main line width setting, though you can adjust the individual settings as you desire. Generally, your slicer either has a default line width anywhere from 100% of your nozzle diameter (Cura) to around 120% (Prusa Slicer), both of which work well for your prints.

What happens when you increase line width in 3D printing?

If you increase the line width, you’ll get thicker extrusions with improved layer bonding. This will make your part very efficient in doing what it normally does, and all at the same time as thin or normal extrusions. For instance, if you go for 200% line width as described in the video above, you’ll get high strength mechanical parts.