What is a good wall thickness for 3D printing PLA?

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 a good layer height for PLA?

A good layer height for PLA or PETG is 0.2mm for a 0.4mm nozzle.

What is a good layer height?

Most 3D printers on the market utilize the standard 0.4 millimeter printing nozzle and use a default setting of 0.2 millimeter layer height. This combination follows a rule of thumb where your layer height is half the size of the nozzle you print with.

How thin can a 3D printed wall be?

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Unsupported WallMinimum Thickness1 mm
Vertical Wire DiameterMinimum Diameter0.8 mm
Engraved DetailMinimum Recession0.2 mm
Embossed DetailMinimum Protrusion0.2 mm

What should shell thickness be?

The usual practice for shell thickness is to have a value which is a multiple of your nozzle diameter. For example, if you have a nozzle diameter of 0.4mm, you want your shell thickness to be 0.4mm, 0.8mm, 1.2mm and so on. This is done because it avoids print imperfections and gaps occurring.

What is wall line count in Cura?

The wall line count in Cura defines how many lines are printed as the skin of the 3D print. The wall line count is calculated from the wall thickness and the wall line width. The setting is located in Cura under the wall thickness in the settings for the walls.


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