The printing modes are settings that influence different features, such as printing temperature, cooling and printing speed, to improve the mechanical strength of manufactured parts.
HP MJF PRINTING MODES
- Fast printing mode: 110 micron layers and aggressive parameters to maximize costs, but at the expense of a more irregular finish
- Classic printing mode
- Performance printing mode
- Top Mechanical printing mode
With the exception of Fast printing mode, which has a dedicated set of parameters and is only applicable to Nylon PA12, the other printing modes do not vary layer heights or other process parameters that change the appearance, finish of the object or dimensional tolerances.
Instead, there are % variations in mechanical properties that improve, reaching their maximum, in the "Top mechanical” printing mode.
FDM PRINTING MODES
With the different printing modes, the mechanical properties change, similar to MJF, by a few percentage points, but neither the printing parameters nor the slicing parameters such as: infill percentage, number of perimeters, layer height, etc.
MSLA with LSPC PRINTING MODE
With the different printing modes, the mechanical properties change, similarly to MJF, by a few percentage points, but the printing or process parameters do not change, nor do the slicing parameters such as layer height, bearing strategies etc.
💡For more details on the mechanical properties of the materials offered, please refer directly to the Material Data Sheet.
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