Geometry Detail Test 01

by watz, published

Geometry Detail Test 01 by watz Aug 16, 2012

Thing Info

5481Views 1143Downloads Found in 3D Printing Tests
Report Thing


Something I put together to get a gauge for how certain types of geometry features might print at different sizes. Hardy scientific, but still useful for reference.

Since the horizontal resolution of a Makerbot isn't so great I've set it up to be printed vertically at a 15 degree angle with a supporting structure, which seems to be working well.

I'm including a flat version in case anyone wants to print it horizontally or modify it in any way.


Currently printing this in ABS using 40mm/s feed rate and 0.2 mm layer height. Even the thinnest wall thickness show up OK at that resolution.

More from 3D Printing Tests

view more

Thing Info

5481Views 1143Downloads Found in 3D Printing Tests
Report Thing

Liked By

View All


Geometry Detail Test 01 by watz is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Print Thing Tag
This comment has been deleted.

The full fill bottoms layers are NOT required....it takes forever at 100% infill BTW.

100% infill? Why would you do that? I admit, this is probably not a perfect model. Sorry if you wasted time and filament.

That's pretty cool. I'll have to try it.

Thanks, there's plenty of improvement, though. The largest spheres and boxes are pointless, for instance. I want to add a test for line thickness of extruding lines as well as ones that form gaps. Mine broke halfway because I'm having issues with HBP stickiness right now, but it printed fine until then although it also revealed some wobbliness that is easy to spot on these shapes.