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Posted · thickest resolution you can print with good quality?

just wondering what most people have found to be the thickest layer height they've been able to print on their UM2 and still get a high quality part out of?

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Posted · thickest resolution you can print with good quality?

What do you consider high quality?

Without seeing any layers, or no weird oddities and a consistent extrusion flow?

I have seen prints of beautiful empire states buildings (pretty straight up) at 250 microns.

And yesterday I printed a dice (as a test) at 300 micron and it is beautiful too.

If you don't want to see any layers, there is a world of difference between what material you choose. PLA tends to be more shiny, what will emphasise the layers. ABS is more matt.

But in PLA, there is also a huge difference, where silver hides a lot of layers and other colours show them a lot more.

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