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Table 5 Quantifying average percentage change in estimated print time and cost following changes in model orientation on the print bed

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

3D printing technology Intervention Average percentage change in estimated print time Average percentage change in estimated cost
FDM Changing model orientation from horizontal to vertical + 1.06% - 4.62%
FDM Changing model orientation from horizontal to 45 degrees + 13.88% + 8.87%
FDM Changing model orientation from vertical to horizontal - 1.05% + 4.84%
FDM Changing model orientation from vertical to 45 degrees + 12.69% + 14.14%
SLA Changing model orientation from horizontal to vertical + 16.63% - 2.84%
SLA Changing model orientation from horizontal to 45 degrees + 22.92% + 4.13%
SLA Changing model orientation from vertical to horizontal - 14.26% + 2.92%
SLA Changing model orientation from vertical to 45 degrees + 5.39% + 7.17%
PolyJet Changing model orientation from horizontal to vertical + 28.94% + 15.79%
PolyJet Changing model orientation from horizontal to 45 degrees + 39.30% + 34.56%