Optimize 3D printed objects - variable Slicing

The basic idea is that most curved surfaces bring very diverse printing demands to the table. Straight walls can easily be 3D printed at maximum layer height (such as 100 microns), while very shallow angles (at the top of a sphere, for instance) thrive with very thin layers of just 10 microns.


VariSlice™ is an open workflow for automatically slicing STL files at variable layer heights. Software VariSlice™, however, analyses the complete surface and allocates different values to different portions of the print; the top of the sphere can be 3D printed at 10 microns, while the middle section is done at 50, for example.