MakerBot says its new print process reduces times and costs by around 30-percent

MakerBot says its new print process reduces times and costs by around 30-percent


MakerBot’s Minfill arrived quietly last night as a firmware upgrade for existing customers, the company is already calling it a “big benchmark in speed and widespread adoption of 3D printing.” Many are understandably a bit cautious around such grandiose proclamations from players in this space, particularly when it comes to something as unabashedly unsexy as infill – the support structures inside a model that keep it from collapsing.

At a bare minimum, however, the newly released Minfill setting boasts some potentially impressive numbers. The technology, designed in-house for the company’s Print software, runs an algorithm that determines the minimal amount of material required to create sufficient infill for a model, saving on material and print costs – both major…

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