Autodesk VariSlice

I would absolutely love to see something like this in PreForm:


I can do that in my FDM printer, why not in Form2?

What slicer do you use?

Simplify 3D. You can create different processes with different parameters then combine them for the final print.

I forgot to say that the processes can be defined to start and end to a certain distance, so, this way you could replicate exactly what you proposed … and then more :wink:

Interesting. But - sounds potentially quite tedious - I like the idea of it just generating more layers where they are needed without having to give it any thought.

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You could probably make an automatic method to adjust the layer thickness based on surface angles. But variable layer thickness wouldn’t work with multiple different objects

That’s a genius idea! I don’t see why it wouldn’t be possible with a form! I would have never thought that software could impact printing speeds like this!

Now we’re waiting so long for this genius Software-funktion.
But what are you doing? Form Wash, Form Cure, SLS-Printer, but the Preform-Software ist still amazingly stupid especially in Z.
Further it is preferable to make it possible to disable the Zoom-Button. (optionally) For professional users this button is incredibly stupid.
Please Formlabs, don’t forget your Software, it’s the most important thing for your genious printer!!!

We implemented a similar feature a short while ago whereas the base and supports are printed at 100 micron resolutions to speed up print times. A more explicit mechanism that allows users to define different layer heights for different Z regions is something that’s we’re looking into.

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Thanks for your answer. Supports in 100ym are not the same, the really important feature are the VARISLICES. It’s the only way to print the highest resolution in an acceptable time shedule.
I thought formlabs is still since November “looking into” that?
Don’t look, do it…

I wanted this very badly on my Form 1+. I had a part that would print great at 100 micron, but it had a logo that would print amazing at 25 micron. Being able to print the logo, or even just the logo’s layers, at 25 micron would have been a huge time saver and greatly increased the part’s quality.