3D Print Resolution


To better understand the correlation between the level of mesh subdivision of a 3D model, and the size of the nozzle when 3D printing, we printed meshes with different resolutions using nozzles with different sizes. What we found is that a smaller nozzle is better at printing objects with a higher level of subdivision, and a very large nozzle often fails to accurately represent a very intricate surface or object, but has no problem realizing a less subdivided one. To properly analyze the ability of each nozzle to represent a surface we used recursive noise, and thus, depending on the number of observable iterations in each 3D printed object, we could determine the resolution capacity of each nozzle.

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