The 3D printing technology has been around for over three decades now. However, the adoption rate increased significantly when the technology became more cost-effective for applications in several industrial domains. In the current scenario, one of the many challenges players involved in the 3D printing industry has to address is choosing the wall thickness for 3D printing as every 3D printing material and 3D model is different from each other. Keeping in mind the different issues related to the wall thickness for 3D printing, the 3D Incredible team have shared their insights.
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Assigning the wall thickness to your 3D model
Wall thickness is nothing but the total distance between the surface of the 3D model and the opposite sheer surface.
One of the most important aspects of 3D printing is assigning the wall thickness of every surface of a 3D model. It is essential to understand that while developing the design using advanced 3D modeling software, specifying the wall thickness is not required. However, during the printing stage, it is important to specify the wall thickness to the printers to ensure the right product is 3D printed. Several problems at this phase of 3D printing occur due to lack of data regarding wall thickness. Hence, to print a 3D model successfully, it is important to state the wall thickness. The printable wall thickness highly depends on the material that has to be 3D printed. In addition, several other factors including, the alignment, size, and design specifications also play an important role in deciding the minimum thickness of the wall.
Before starting the process of 3D printing, one should focus on the design part. One should be aware of the guidelines specified for the material that has to be 3D printed.
How to choose an optimum wall thickness?
1. One should understand how to assign the wall thickness for each and every surface of the 3D model. Although the process may vary depending on the 3D modeling software, it is highly important to develop a 3D print.
2. One more point one should be aware of is that the wall thickness highly depends on the material that has to be printed. Hence, it is crucial to understand the different guidelines specified for each material before choosing the wall thickness.
3. It is essential to assess your design after developing it. If at all your design has a few weak sections, you need to find ways to support them. In addition, keeping in mind the size of the object will also play an important role in deciding the required wall thickness.
4. You can make use of the different tools and 3D modeling software to identify the thickness for a specific parameter.
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