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Table 4 Quantifying average percentage change in estimated print time and cost following changes in infill or layer height

From: Comparing cost and print time estimates for six commercially-available 3D printers obtained through slicing software for clinically relevant anatomical models

3D printer and setting Intervention Average percentage change in estimated print time Average percentage change in estimated cost
Prusa i3 Mk3S Increasing infill from 15% to 20% + 1.01% + 1.71%
Stratasys F370 Increasing infill from 15% to 20% + 0.60% + 0.19%
LulzBot TAZ 6 Increasing infill from 15% to 20% + 1.36% + 1.32%
Prusa i3 Mk3S, 20% infill Decreasing layer height from 0.30 mm to 0.20 mm + 11.72% - 2.92%
Prusa i3 Mk3S, 20% infill Decreasing layer height from 0.30 mm to 0.15 mm + 48.04% - 8.25%
Prusa i3 Mk3S, 15% infill Decreasing layer height from 0.30 mm to 0.20 mm + 11.37% - 3.13%
Prusa i3 Mk3S, 15% infill Decreasing layer height from 0.30 mm to 0.15 mm + 46.70% - 8.13%
Stratasys F370, 20% infill Decreasing layer height from 0.013 in (0.3302 mm) to 0.01 in (0.254 mm) + 28.73% + 10.29%
LulzBot TAZ 6, 20% infill Decreasing layer height from 0.38 mm to 0.30 mm + 24.27% - 0.73%
LulzBot TAZ 6, 20% infill Decreasing layer height from 0.38 mm to 0.20 mm + 69.59% - 9.81%
LulzBot TAZ 6, 15% infill Decreasing layer height from 0.38 mm to 0.30 mm + 24.54% - 1.03%
LulzBot TAZ 6, 15% infill Decreasing layer height from 0.38 mm to 0.20 mm + 70.58% - 9.53%
Formlabs Form 2 Decreasing layer height from 0.10 mm to 0.05 mm + 59.52% - 0.75%
Formlabs Form 3 Decreasing layer height from 0.10 mm to 0.05 mm + 65.79% - 0.62%
Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy, High Mix (0.027 mm layer height) Changing print setting to High Quality (0.014 mm layer height) + 77.10% + 41.77%
Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy, High Speed (0.027 mm layer height) Changing print setting to High Quality (0.014 mm layer height) + 228.98% + 39.53%
Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy, High Speed (0.027 mm layer height) Changing print setting to High Mix (0.027 mm layer height) + 85.76% - 1.58%
  1. Tabulated print settings investigated in this study by printer