I am trying to print a single layer of material (in Z). The model I am printing is only 0.8mm thick so a single layer on the 0.8mm nozzle should be possible. However I cannot force the printer to do it, it always prints in 2 layers. I set the layer height to 0.8mm, and also force the first layer, infill, perimeter to use the 0.8mm nozzle.
The reason i want a single layer is I'm printing in PLA natural and looking for a print as transparent as possible, whilst maintaining dimensional accuracy in X & Y.
Prints I have achieved so far:
- printing on Fine settings with a layer height of 0.4 in two layers - result is not very transparent but dimensionally accurate.
- printing two layers (0.8mm and 0.4mm layer height have the same result). Print is more transparent but dimensionally un-accurate. Also thick boundaries between X-Y layers with 0.8mm nozzle negatively affect the transparency.
Any suggestions how I could achieve what I'm after? Ideal scenario is a single 0.8mm layer in Z, whilst still being fairly accurate in XY.
Posted : 25th November 2020 9:32 am