This video introduces and categorizes 3D printer settings, and discusses why you would pick particular values of them.
- [Woman] We often think it's unfortunate that 3D printers…were called that instead of sticking…with additive manufacturing.…Calling it a printer implies you're going to just click print…and something will happen.…However, if you're making a physical thing,…you have to take account of the properties and the material.…Some materials will melt at lower temperatures,…some prints need to take account of tall spires…or skinny elements, and you might need to go print…faster or slower.…The different settings we'll talk about in the videos…of this chapter will help you think about…that physical printing process, and when you might want to…sometimes strategically even lie to your printer.…
Printer setting aren't entirely independent from each other.…Often when you change one, you need to change others.…We tried to group things so that the ones…that affect each other are all in one video,…but there's some crossover.…Where that happens, we let you know in the video…that you might need to watch another one next.…We'll try to show you how to do your own tests, too.…
- Slicing and host programs
- Selecting the best print resolution
- Retraction, filament, extrusion, and nozzle settings
- Setting printer temperature and speed
- Working with multiple extruders
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 02/27/2018. What changed?
A: We updated the videos in the Slicer and Host Programs chapter to reflect the most recent changes to the software.