Learning & Tips


3D Printer Print Speed Calculation: How to find the optimal speed for reliable and constant print quality

Choosing the right speed for your print can be quite a challenge. After a bit of trial and error, you’ll be able to guess a setting that will generally work. Still, you’ll have a lot of variation with your results. Our print speed calculator has been developed to help you choose the right setting based on our experimental values. This blog will teach you the basics for understanding 3D printer extrusion, how we developed the calculator, and why it can be very useful for you.

3D Printer Nozzle Abrasion: Discover and understand the mechanisms behind your nozzle wear

It’s getting more and more common to see fiber reinforced polymer as 3D printer material. And as you push your filament through your hotend, pressure is building; as the plastic exits out of the nozzle, many hard fibers are sliding and rolling against the inner wall. This causes Abrasive wear, also referred as ''cutting wear'', ''slurry erosion'' and ''scratching wear''.