FUSION3 FAQ'sHow does the positional resolutions (20-300 micron Z, and 21 microns (X/Y) and minimum feature size (.5 MM2 ) translate into printed part resolutions?

The only numbers that matter are the z layer height range (20 to 300 microns) and the minimum feature size.   Z resolution is the thickness of each layer. Smaller layers usually look better, especially on curved surfaces.  But the part will take longer to build.

Z resolution is the thickness of each layer.  Smaller layers usually look better, especially on curved surfaces.  But the part will take longer to build. Important to note that two printers with the same “on paper” z resolution can make parts that look drastically different.  It’s possible for “high resolution” parts to look bad if the printer has poor X/Y repeatability (more on this in a minute).

Minimum feature size is how small a feature the printer can repeatedly make.  In our case we can make a stand-alone column about 0.5mm^2 in cross-section. Due to how FFF 3D printing works (draws like a pen plotter), there are some situations where small features or features with varying thicknesses (like a wall going from 3mm thickness to 0.5mm) is not going to behave like the user expects.  It’s important to check the toolpath preview in Simplify3D prior to printing to catch things like this.

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