3D Printing FAQ & Glossary / Lexicon

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Why does filament break?


Why does filament not come out of the nozzle?


  3D Printing Terminology:

What is a 3D print file?

A 3D file is an electronic file that represents an object in three dimensions. The object is designed with CAD (Computer Aided Design). Common file extension is the .STL format.

What is a 3D model?

A 3D model is a three-dimensional digital representation of an object, without which 3D printing would not be possible.

What is the 15 seconds rule?

The 15s rule states that when printing, the hot nozzle must not return to the same point within 15 seconds (damage in printing, possible due to overheating). It can be used as a rough guide as to when the printing speed should be reduced to increase the "layer time".

What is the 45° rule?

The 45° rule states that overhangs and areas with an angle greater than 45° must be provided so that they can be printed properly and without errors.

What is ABS?

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is a plastic that is relatively strong mechanically. It is used in 3D printing, as a filament for the FDM process. Print settings with SLICER profiles and more information about the material can be found HERE.

What is ABL?

ABL stands for Automatic Bed Leveling. Automatic compensation of height deviations of the print bed to the print nozzle by a sensor-based process. The aim is to compensate for any unevenness in the print bed and to achieve an even distance between the print bed and the nozzle, thus obtaining layers that are as uniform as possible.

What is ABS juice?

ABS juice is the liquid that is produced when ABS residues are dissolved in acetone. This type of "glue" can be applied thinly to the print bed to increase adhesion. ABS filament in particular adheres very well to a print bed coated with ABS juice.

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