Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring resolution, part of Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printers.
…The concept of Resolution on a MakerBot 3D printer, can be a little confusing.…Instead of measuring in dots per inch, or DPI,…like a photograph, we measure resolution by layer height.…There are two ways to refer to layer height.…Either millimeters or microns.…In .1 millimeters equals 100 microns.…In maker ware, there are three default options.…High, standard, and low.…High resolution prints have layer heights of 100 microns.…
While standard has a resolution of 200 microns, and low resolution, 300 microns.…If you open up the advanced settings panel in MakerBot desktop.…You click on Speed, and then switch through the resolution settings.…You'll notice that the speed, isn't changing with the different settings.…The different resolution settings run at the same speed.…The only difference is the number of layers being printed.…With the full platform print like this extra…large Stanford Bunny, the time difference can be dramatic.…
A low resolution print will take about seven hours,…while a high resolution print would take nearly 24.…
Want more? Check out Up and Running with 3D Printing for information on creating your own 3D designs to print and other 3D printing technology on the market.
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Introducing 3D Printing with MakerBot
2. Getting Set Up with the Replicator 2 and 2X
3. Getting Set Up with the Replicator 5th Generation
4. Preparing a 3D Model
5. Slicing in Depth
6. Troubleshooting Problems
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