3D Printing

The Ultimate Guide to 3D Printed Text

Words are great, and they look even better when they’re fully resolved on your 3D printed part!

We received a lot of positive feedback on our Wicked Small Cylinder Test blog post and because text is such a common feature, we thought that it made sense to run another test that focused specifically on 3D printed text!

As with all additively manufactured parts, it is important to design for the desired 3D printing process. We hope that our text test answers any open questions:

Text adheres to the same 0.6mm wall and gap rules that govern other features for 3D printed parts. With letters that contain knife edges and other acute angles this can become a little tricky.

We went to Thingiverse to find a great file to test the accuracy of printed text in the 3D printing processes used most often in Xometry's 3D printing service: Selective Laser Sintering, Fused Deposition Modeling, and Polyjet. Our text test file was contributed to the Thingiverse by the user GreySamson (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:383163).

The Ultimate Guide to 3D Printed Text