📐 Model positioning
The first rule in arranging a print in the laser sintering technology is to make the cross-section of a solid model as small as possible which guarantees the best quality-to-durability ratio. In large cross-section surfaces, there is an accumulation of heat inside the print, which may lead to internal stress of the material and result in the print edges curling up or down, especially in prints with right angles. Sinterit STUDIO has several tools to facilitate the arrangement of models. In the Models tab, you can manipulate model settings – pan, rotate and scale. Try to always keep the models within the white rectangle shown in the view, this will allow you to get a properly sintered 3D print. The tips below concern printing from PA12 SMOOTH and PA11 ONYX material. While using FLEXA or TPE powders, these rules are still valid but don’t have such a significant impact on the printouts.