How to manage the correct print flow

Controlling the print flow is a critical aspect of achieving high-quality prints on your LDM 3D printer. Here’s how you can properly manage your print workflow:

  • REAL-TIME LAYER THICKNESS CHECK: When printing, the best way to check if the flow is correct is to observe the thickness of the layer as it is printed. It’s important that the layer has a consistent thickness that is consistent with your 3D model settings.
  • CROSS-LAYER CHECK: Checks if the layers are perfectly close to each other. This means that there shouldn’t be a visible gap between layers. If you notice too much space, you may need to increase the flow to ensure good adhesion between layers.
  • AVOID MATERIAL OVERLOAD: At the same time, avoid having excessive flow that could lead to an overabundance of material. Too much material could ruin the print and nozzle, as well as make the print surface uneven. Check that the flow is balanced so that excessive material does not spill.
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  • EXPERIMENTATION & ADJUSTMENTS: Flow management may require a bit of experimentation. You can adjust the flow during printing based on how you see the material being deposited. Increase or decrease the flow in small increments until you get the results you want.
  • CONTINUOUS MONITORING: During printing, continue to closely monitor the flow and print conditions. If you notice any problems, such as underextrusion or overabundance, take action by adjusting the flow accordingly.