Build Orientation Considerations by priority:
- Best resolution of Critical features identified by customer –OR- customer dictated orientation via drawings
- Orient to minimize thermal distortion.
- Orient for best overall surface finish.
Use a bandsaw to remove parts from a build plane: this will cut the processing time by hours and is very effective and efficient.
- However: don’t use a bandsaw for thin geometries!
Dial in the exported STL resolution to optimize file size and DMLS software speed.