Recommended wall-thickness for FDM

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Hello! what could be the optimal wall thickness for FDM 3d printing large-scale parts, considering material strength and without compromising structural integrity?

Solved by Nikolaus Mroncz

Hello, there is no general answer here, so better to evaluate the concrete part.

We recommend a minimum wall thickness of 1-2mm for unsupported walls in FDM, but this depends also to the overall design.

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      Hello! what could be the optimal wall thickness for FDM 3d printing large-scale parts, considering material strength and without compromising structural integrity?

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      Hello, there is no general answer here, so better to evaluate the concrete part.

      We recommend a minimum wall thickness of 1-2mm for unsupported walls in FDM, but this depends also to the overall design.

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        Nikolaus Mroncz

        Hi Nikolaus, thank you for your reply! How is it in other 3D printing technologies? Do you have, probably a comparison about the different technologies and their wall thicknesses?

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    • Xometry Engineer

      Hey, here you have an overview of the 3D technologies we offer and their design limitations:

      Infographic: Design Rules for 3D Printing

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        Nikolaus Mroncz

        thank you! that’s helpful

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