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zzjlamb
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Can gap fill be done immediately after the solid infill area with the gap?

Prusa Slicer gcode does all of the solid infill for a layer, then all of the gap fills. On a large print this creates a lot of long travels to print what are often extremely small (but still desirable) gap fills. Is it possible to have the gap filled for each completed solid infill area immediately after that area is infilled, rather than travelling back to it later? This would produce faster higher quality prints.

Posted : 05/12/2021 2:46 am
Swiss_Cheese
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RE: Can gap fill be done immediately after the solid infill area with the gap?

 

This would produce faster higher quality prints.

 

In what way?

 

what is that based on?

 

forgive me LOL

 

LOL

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Posted : 05/12/2021 3:44 am
zzjlamb
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Can gap fill be done immediately after the solid infill area with the gap?

Faster because reduced travel. On standard settings the nozzle first prints each solid infill region, then goes back and visits each of them again to do the small gap fill extrusions. 
Better quality because after long travel moves there is often some ooze, which can be higher in volume than the small gap fill it is going to print.

Posted : 05/12/2021 4:11 am
Swiss_Cheese
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RE: Can gap fill be done immediately after the solid infill area with the gap?

Ok, I'll give, you know more then I gave you credit for, I'll even say sorry for the LOL. you are right about the travel moves, however this can be negated. know that Gap fill is not always necessary, and can be turned off in many instances and accommodated for in other ways. As well, in many cases Gap fill is detrimental to your print quality, depending on the area your applying it to, or allowing it to apply to, the defaults are not the answer. As for ooze that is a matter of tuning for what ever filament type you are using. If you understand the filament type, adjust the extrusion multiplier and  filament diameter you will see little to no oozing in any prints. This is of great advantage to not only fill but to retractions and seams in the areas that they apply.

 

Keep this in mind, you can greatly increase the quality of your prints, slicer already allows for these adjustments, this is a simple matter of education. I will state once again, I jumped to conclusions based on my experiences with the average user, if you prove to be capable I apologise for my response, I've been dealing with a lot of idiots lately and my patients has been wearing thin.

 

Regards

 

Swiss_cheese

 

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Posted : 05/12/2021 4:44 am
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