We noticed that many of our users are maxing out the infill density indicating to us the desire to produce highly dense/solid prints. There are many challenges with simply increasing the infill density including suboptimal print time and print quality. The MakerBot toolpath team has spent time changing the way we slice and tuning printer settings to provide users with a more refined solid print mode. Instead of breaking the slice into regions and filling each region separately, solid print mode fills the entire layer in one go increasing speed. We also tuned the shell-infill spacing and supports to improve the quality of the print.
Please keep in mind that the print time will still dramatically increase compared to Balanced Mode due to the nature of the print mode. Leverage this print mode when looking for highly dense/heavy parts instead of maxing out the infill density. Note that this print mode only works for Tough Material. Go get your Tough Material in the MakerBot store today!