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Designing for good infill

Posted by neildarlow 
Designing for good infill
November 05, 2013 08:16AM

If I am working with the PLA0.2 profile which has a W/H = 2.5, is it beneficial to design your infill clearances to be a multiple of 0.5mm (the extruded line width)?

I am curious e.g. if you have a hole adjacent to an object's edge then is it better to design the gap between hole and edge to be 1.5mm rather than 1.2mm or would Skeinforge produce a decent infill with both values?

Neil Darlow

I try to write with consideration for all nationalities. Please let me know if something is unclear.
Printing with Mendel90 from fedora 25 using Cura, FreeCAD, MeshLab, OpenSCAD, Skeinforge and Slic3r tools.
Re: Designing for good infill
November 05, 2013 11:36AM
It won't fill a gap smaller than the width of the filament so any feature should be either twice the filament of three times or more. Anything between two and three times will have two outlines with a gap between them. This is assuming you only have single outline perimeters.

You can have the infill a different width to the outline but I have never tried that.

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