There are a number of things to consider when 3D printing, but the 3 that we elaborate on here, are key factors that vary depending on use-case, strength requirement, etc. These parameters in turn affect the the printing time, material use, material cost, etc.
Different print materials have their unique characteristics, with some more suited for certain applications compared to others. Each material has its respective pros and cons and matching the material to the use case is important. Currently, we offer 3 materials namely, PLA, PETG, ASA, available in multiple colours.
Infill refers to the density of plastic within the model. A higher infill percentage results in prints that have greater structural integrity. However, this comes at the cost of time and material, higher infill increases the print time.
Printing resolution refers to the height and thickness of each printing layer. A finer resolution (lower layer height) results in prints that retain more detail and with a smoother surface finish. However, this also comes at the cost of time and material. Below are 4 examples of the same model printed at different resolutions, from the lowest resolution at 250μm to highest resolution at 100μm.