Jun 14

Layer size and Strength

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Edited: Jun 14

Do layer line sizes affect the tensile strength of a print on the Makerbots using tough PLA?

We have done testing on whether resolution (essentially layer size) affects tensile strength and in general it did not. MIDN Roser also did extensive comparison of tough vs non-tough version of PLA and the results vary.

 

The bottom lines as we have seen them so far are:

 

- Tough versions are usually a little stronger and more ductile than non-tough version

- Resolution has minimal effect, but remember infill does have a large affect. During MIDN Rosers's work, he used 100% infill samples.

 

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