Adjusting shell thickness is an easy way to optimize the durability of your 3D print. Too much and you increase print time and cost, while too little renders your model unprintable. Follow our checklist to point yourself in the right direction!
In manufacturing, you always want to use as little material as possible, or just as much as you need. This saves money, time, and meets specifications. Ideally, you should already begin considering such factors at the drawing board. Then you can order the right amount of material to fit the job at hand.
This goes for 3D printing, as well. The added luxury is that you can decide the material thickness of your project’s walls, top, and bottom when you prepare the 3D print file for your 3D printer.
That being said, there are a few things to think about to get the shell thickness right.
Here are some handy points to remember when deciding how to size your walls:
To expand your options for 3D printing finer details or for printing bigger models faster, try investigating different nozzle sizes.
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