Slicing for 3D Printing

Learn how to optimise slicer settings to achieve the best quality prints and test your knowledge in a quiz - available to subscribers of The PrintLab Classroom

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Lesson Overview

In this short online course, users will learn about 10 essential slicer settings to help get the most out of your 3D printer. The course is video based and based on FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) 3D printers. From print speed and temperature to outer layer thickness and orientation, you'll be sure to learn some handy tips to achieve good quality prints. At the end of the course is a quiz so be sure to pay close attention to the tips!

For teachers looking to use this course in the classroom, please feel free to download the videos and provide them to students. Alternatively, you may wish to play them on a large format screen in front of students. We have included a downloadable quiz sheet that teachers can print out to assess students' understanding of the course material.

Course Content:

1. Print Speed


2. Print Temperature

3. Layer Height

4. Orientation

5. Outer Layers

6. Print Bed Adhesion

7. Retraction

8. Infill

9. Support Material

10. Cooling Fans

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