MakerBot Desktop 3.8 now prints 3D designs 30% faster and with stronger structural support.
MakerBot has an in-house team dedicated to improving print speed and quality by developing new slicing algorithms. Slicing is the process of turning a 3D design into a 3D printable file. The result of this team’s work is the new diamond infill pattern, which allows the extruder to move faster during turns. Diamond infill is also extruded more consistently than other infill patterns, making it structurally stronger.
The new speed improvements are a result of the diamond infill pattern in conjunction with the variable layer height feature introduced in MakerBot Desktop 3.7. MakerBot Desktop 3.8 also features an improved algorithm for print time estimation.
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