Guidelines for Creating 3D Printable Objects
1. Avoid printing curved features on multiple planes
- Stepping may occur. Due to the thickness of the layers, this may not allow for smooth curves to be printed without stepping.
- Prints with stepping can sometimes be smoothen out using sand paper.
2. Avoid creating enclosed hollow features
- The printer will still print filler material inside the features for support.
- The support material within the hollow feature cannot be dissolved, as the soluble dissolving solution cannot reach the material.
- If the feature is hollowed to reduce material, the sparse option for interior finish can be selected to minimize material usage.
3. Any features should have a minimum width of 1.5mm.
4. For better structural integrity:
- Rods/cylinders should have a minimum diameter of more than 4mm.
- Flat/thinner surfaces should have a minimum thickness of 3mm.