ASA & Print Modes
With MakerBot Print 4.4, we now support ASA. MakerBot ASA is a weather-resistant alternative to ABS, used widely for functional prototypes and end-use parts in demanding outdoor environments. Supported print modes include
Solid print modes.
PETG Print Modes
Now available is the most optimal PETG solid print mode, which allows our users to capitalize on the high strength and durable characteristics of the material. Solid print mode will sacrifice print speed for a completely solid part that can be used for strength applications.
In addition, we made some changes to how PETG is printed in Balanced mode to reduce stringing.
Single Extrusion Printing
Single extrusion has been a highly requested feature that we have been testing for the past few months. We have optimized settings to provide the fastest print time possible with easily removable (breakaway) supports. We have also incorporated our taper-out support algorithm introduced in Print 4.1 for a more stable support structure.
Thin Walled ABS Quality Improvement
Significant improvements have been made to METHOD X thin walled prints. This improvement has been applied across the board for all ABS prints on METHOD X.