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Tech Tips: Stop Wasting Plastic on Infill Percentage

For many, infill percentage is a held belief, same as political affiliation, religion, and camera brand manufacturer. I think that, as a whole, we can reduce the amount of plastic we use by reducing our infill percentage. — 3D Printing Nerd

In this video, one of 3D Platform’s favorite YouTuber 3D Printing Nerd explains why you need to stop wasting time and plastic on infills. In fact, most of 3DP’s sample large format 3D prints have infill percentages of 10% or less. Watch this video and consider dropping your infill a few percentage points and see if your model still works. Most likely, you’ll use a little less plastic, and you’ll still have the strength you desire.

Not sure what infill percentage is? Read our previous blog: 3D Printing Tips: Infill Percentage and Pattern Explained

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