Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Bruce61

New to FDM; some questions about printing solid walls with Ultimaker 3

Recommended Posts

I am new to FDM printing,  and am thinking about getting a Ultimaker 3.   I have a questions about how the FDM printers will print my objects.

The objects I want to print that are cylindrical about 60 mm in diameter and 60 mm tall.  They are about 1.5 mm thick.

In the pics below from Cura the object dia. was 20 mm and I had the .4 nozzel set.

I would like them to be basically solid.  I loaded a model into Cura and had 100% infill set, but I noticed that the model was sill showing an inner and outer wall.  

5a334032a9409_cura1.thumb.JPG.39ecd2c710d90d1da41670f4be12f7fc.JPG

I am trying to understand what I am seeing in the pic.

How does an FDM printer print a solid layer, since it is extruding a certain thickness line.  What if a cross sectional area of a layer is not an exact multiple of the extruded line with?  Does it by necessity of the way FDM works have to leave voids? and that is what the pick is showing?  

In this picture below, where you see the outer shell and there is extruded lines inside the shell, are the lines on this layer (the outer shell and what you see inside )is this all going to be fused together?

5a334032bc251_cura2.thumb.JPG.d00c3fa8b5d71b2cc7544ae709dad3c6.JPG

Thank you

5a334032a9409_cura1.thumb.JPG.39ecd2c710d90d1da41670f4be12f7fc.JPG

5a334032bc251_cura2.thumb.JPG.d00c3fa8b5d71b2cc7544ae709dad3c6.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • Taking Advantage of DfAM
      This is a statement that’s often made about AM/3DP. I'll focus on the way DfAM can take advantage of some of the unique capabilities that AM and 3DP have to offer. I personally think that the use of AM/3DP for light-weighting is one of it’s most exciting possibilities and one that could play a key part in the sustainability of design and manufacturing in the future.
        • Like
      • 3 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!