METHOD Platform Features
Improved Surface Quality
Our engineers continue to research and test new printing strategies for improved surface finish on the METHOD platform. In Print 4.8, users will find changes to existing print modes that will automatically improve the surface finish.
This setting can be found in Custom Settings → Shells → Do Smart Zippers. By turning this feature on (check the box), the zipper will be placed at the most concave part of the layer. This feature will allow users to hide the zipper in the least noticeable area of the model.
Smarter post purge tower printing
To save time and material, METHOD by default stops printing the purge tower when the model reaches a layer where support is no longer needed. With certain models where the geometry has small layer areas and do not require support materials, users may face layer alignment issues due to the lack of time to cool off each layer. Print 4.8 implements an algorithm to identify these print scenarios and injects time to improve layer alignment and ultimately part finish.
Improved Balanced Mode for Tough and PLA
Shell settings for Balanced Mode have been changed for Tough and PLA on the METHOD platform. This will raise the surface quality for all prints on Tough and PLA prints.