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Select infill and layer height

Quick guide on selecting the right infill and layer height

To be able to start select infill and layer height, make sure you have already added at least one part to your cart. After the file processing is done, you can click on "Change part specifications".

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Infill

FDM parts are typically not printer solid as it would take too much time and material. To optimize the printing process most parts are printed with solid shells and filled with infill. You can select specific infill percentage in the part specifications section of the checkout.

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The strength of a design is directly related to infill percentage. A part with 50% infill compared to 25% is typically 25% stronger while a shift from 50% to 75% increases part strength by around 10%. You can learn more in our in-depth article on infill.

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Layer height

All 3D printing processes build parts layer-by-layer. Due to the additive nature of 3D Printing, the thickness of each layer determines the resolution of a print. You can select specific layer height in the part specifications section of the checkout.

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Often the visual difference between parts printed at 100 μm and 200 μm is very small. However, the part at 100 μm will take twice as long to print (the 3D printer will have to trace twice as many cross sections) and this will have an impact on the cost. You can learn more about the impact of layer height on your part in our in-depth article.

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What's next?

Once you selected materialfinish, layer height, infill and uploaded technical drawings to your parts, you are ready to submit your quote request.