Jump to content
burtoogle

New infill patterns in experimental Cura builds

Recommended Posts

Posted · New infill patterns in experimental Cura builds

I was asked to implement the Schwarz P and Schwarz D TPMS infill patterns by a user who wishes to compare their properties with the already implemented Gyroid pattern. This I have just done and so I'm just letting people know in case anyone wants to give them a go.

 

This is Schwarz P ("Primitive") and I don't think it is so good for general infill as it requires a lot of travels because each layer consists of a bunch of closed loops.

 

Screenshot_2019-12-07_17-11-00.thumb.png.559ea1a0001560e15f2e1f80cb2a62b0.png

 

This is Schwarz D ("Diamond") and, like Gyroid, each layer consists of wavy lines so it requires fewer travels.

 

Screenshot_2019-12-09_09-26-47.thumb.png.52a8077c2c3757106d1121e51fdd10d6.png

 

Both of these patterns have shallow slopes and so to get the best visual quality they should be printed using thin layers and fat lines (i.e. 0.1mm and 200% infill flow).

 

A known issue is that the Connect Infill Lines setting doesn't work very consistently with these patterns. More work required, there.

 

As ever, my Cura builds can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s43vqzmi4d2bqe2/AAADdYdSu9iwcKa0Knqgurm4a?dl=0 Please read the README.md file there.

 

For more info on TPMSs, a good page is http://facstaff.susqu.edu/brakke/evolver/examples/periodic/periodic.html

 

All feedback is welcome!

 

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · New infill patterns in experimental Cura builds

As always, faster than the police allow, thank you Mark!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited) · New infill patterns in experimental Cura builds

Thanks a lot for your work @burtoogle

 

I  like your new Schwarz D  pattern.   The Gyroïde pattern is already nice but the Schwarz D pattern are faster and it generate less wobbling movements.  On the other hand I am not convinced by the Schwarz P(rimimitif) pattern.

 

Modèle.jpg20200115_214558.thumb.jpg.47bab85ed004809e0603f9df88e7f8ca.jpg

 

Edited by Cuq

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · New infill patterns in experimental Cura builds

Hi @Cuq. Yes, the Schwarz P isn't really much good as a general infill but apparently it has potential applications in medicine and other niche areas. Personally, I will keep using gyroid as my day-to-day infill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · New infill patterns in experimental Cura builds

Hello,

I'm testing your last Cura master with Schwarz D infill and it's the best I've got tryied. Gyroid was good but this one is better for mechanical and really faster. And your others options are very great and convenient. I hope Ultimaker uses your work.

Thanks a lot !

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · New infill patterns in experimental Cura builds

Hi @Noisettetbou, thanks for the feedback. What kind of objects are you printing using the Schwarz D infill?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · New infill patterns in experimental Cura builds

Hi,

I print mechanicals objects and I'm working on a project of blocks of construction for houses who needs this kind of infill. Anyway even if I print a character or a little piece, I would prefer use this kind of infill for his speed ans his strong.

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

×
×
  • Create New...

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!