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  1. 3D printed parts are stronger in the X and Z direction than the Z direction. It has struck me that there may be a simple way to improve layer adhesion. After printing, say, the fifth layer of a model, the nozzle should make another circuit just inside the inner skin, but, instead of printing a continuous length of plastic it should stop every 5 mm or so and extrude sufficient plastic that could run down the inside of the wall to a depth of 5 layers or so. In this way there would be strands of plastic running in the Z direction as well as X and Y. During this circuit it may be bette
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