Keith F
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Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:10 pm

Adaptive Outer Shell

Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:34 pm

I apologize if this is already a feature That I haven't found yet. I wonder if it would be possible to set a scallop height for the outer layer while maintaining a larger layer height for infill and any inner layers. This would allow the best visual quality while maintaining strength and print speed.

For example If I am running a 0.4 mm nozzle and I set a 0.06mm scallop height on straight vertical walls the printer would print 2 layers at 0.12mm for the outer shell and then run the inner shells and infill at 0.24mm and when it reaches a radius or angled wall it could change to 3 layers at 0.08mm while still printing all internal layers at 0.24mm .

(A scallop height would be the depth of the ridges created by the layer lines.)

A simple alternative to a scallop setting would be an internal layer height with two external layer heights one for vertical walls and one for everything else.

S3D-Jake
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Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Re: Adaptive Outer Shell

Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:26 pm

I'm not familiar with the term "scallop height" but I feel like what you're wanting to utilize is the combine infill every __ layers setting from the infill tab.

Additional detail on the settings from the infill tab can be found here: viewtopic.php?t=1953
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