For models which don't require any strength, settings can be used to reduce the print time and material usage. This is helpful if print time is excessive or if a very large volume of objects need to be processed.
These objects need to have a singular roof line in order to print successfully. These settings are not appropriate for objects with sloping or uneven roofs, nor are they appropriate for objects with multiple or varying roof lines.
The following settings will effectively print the shells and floors of designed parts. As a result, students will need to flip each object in Makerbot print, placing the "roof" of each part facing down on the print bed. You can download them here.
The following parts are quite fragile, so they cannot take any weight
The parts will have a rough roof finish, as the model's roofs will need to be removed from the raft
Roof Solid Thickness *
Roof Surface Thickness
Floor Thickness **
Number of Shells ***
Layer Height (Shell)
Layer Height (Infill)
* This refers to the original model's base after flipping the model upside-down. ** 1.2 mm recommended if the student intends to sand the part. *** 3 Shells are recommended if the student intends to sand the part.
Download the print mode using the below link. Import the mode in Makerbot Print by going to:
Settings > Custom Settings > Import Print Mode