What limits the extruded plastic width? I read a comment of @nop_head on his blog (http://hydraraptor.blogspot.gr/2014/06/why-slicers-get-dimensions-wrong.html) saying that “width is limited by the die swell” but I can’t see why. As the plastic is extruded from the nozzle it is then flattened by the extruder head (as it moves) which is a flat surface. Based on this, I would say that the width is limited by the flat surface of the extruder.
I am sure nophead is right and I need to understand why :). Thanks