Layer Lines

  • Since all parts are built layer by layer, angled and curved surfaces may have visible layer lines
  • Build orientation can help minimize the visual appearance of layer lines – for a smoother surface request that the surface be printed (down) for build orientation
  • Print the surface at 0 degrees (horizontal) or greater than 20 degrees
  • A post-op process of tumbling and/or sanding can be used to smooth out layer lines
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