No machine is perfect, and that includes our beloved 3D printers. Whenever we make something out of a model, we can always expect some level of inaccuracy in how the final product looks. It’s up to the quality of the 3D printer, your printer settings, and how the 3D printer is maintained to keep this accuracy at an acceptable level.
In a 3D printer, this phenomenon is expressed in terms of the tolerance – the degree of deviation from a target value that is deemed to still be acceptable.
What are the ways for us to control the tolerance of our 3D printers?
What are accuracy and tolerance?
In the broadest term, accuracy simply a measure of how close a value is to another target value. In the field of 3D design and 3D printing, accuracy refers to how well a finished 3D print reproduces the source model. The […]
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