How thick should I make my 3D print?

A good minimum wall thickness for 3D printing PLA is 1.5 mm. At Fictiv, the absolute minimum wall thickness a 3D printer can print is 0.6 mm.

What is the minimum wall thickness of a 3D printing model?

A good minimum wall thickness for 3D printing PLA is 1.5 mm.

What should my Z offset be set to?

Apart from ensuring a level bed, something you should consider is whether your printer is using the correct Z offset, which is the distance between the hot end and the Z home position on a 3D printer. Ideally, this value should match the distance between the hot end and the print bed.

Do I need to adjust Z offset?

It is a necessary procedure for preventing print failure. By contrast, adjusting the Z offset is a secondary step that users may wish to perform in order to accommodate changes to material type or build surface, or simply to achieve a better first layer.

What is the first layer of a 3D print called?

The first layer of any 3D print is the foundation all subsequent layers are built on, which makes it important – it is also critical to remember that bed surface and material compatibility play a role in the outcome of the first layer.


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