So far I've been printing pretty much everything at 31.75 microns Z slice 50XY in 1:1 cherry red, I was just setting up a print and looked at the other Z slice thickness options and was wondering how much further I can push the thin-ness of layers. I am woefully under-educated on the B9's capabilities as I have actually taken over the position at our shop of running the 3D printer and making models. I got the extremely quick and dirty orientation from my predecessor who just wanted to get the hell out of here. I don't have all the time I'd like to have to investigate all of this as I'm sure the info is written down somewhere, and I just haven't found it. what is the thinnest slice that can be printed without issue or how thin have you dared to go? I have seen people in the forums saying they are using thinner slices, but I am also on a V1.1 machine and I'm not sure if it has more limitations in Z thickness than the 1.2. Basically I've searched the page and forums for as long as I can while on the clock and I don't get to use this stuff after hours (in spite of offering to do so while clocked out and signing a waiver of bodily harm).
To give u some insight, I have printed on the 1.1 and the 1.2 for approx. on year on each. There is a little diff in print resolution with the new HD machine, but the biggest diff is the speed of printing. If u are doing models with design elements as small as .3mm then u will see a diff with the newer machine. With larger elements around .5 and larger there is almost no difference.
Sure the new machine will print at 25 z with no problems, but I don't use it because in most cases it is not needed for the majority of my models. I also don't want the longer prints for the small diff in print quality.
Just my thoughts on the issue, from a jewelry maker.
I attempted a 25 µm slice thickness with cherry:red 1:1, the print was pretty successful with only a little loss of detail in a small opening, still a usable prototype though, very pleased to know it's an option, the 30µm thickness will probably be our default option to keep the details crisp though.
Correct AK, I was just giving the ballpark numbers, I am using 31.75 µm z and just tested 25.4 µm z at the 50 xy resolution on our 1.1 machine with fairly good results, particularly considering I still have a bit of fine tuning on our calibration