Generally, when we print a big sized 3d model, the choice of infill pattern will become more influential than when printing a small sized 3d model. Today we are going to talk more about this.
Hexagon infill pattern is one of the most common infill pattern, and hexagon structure itself is strong. Therefore, using hexagon infill pattern can make the printout stronger, but as the toolpath of the this infill pattern is more complicated, it will take longer time to 3D print the 3D model with hexagon infill pattern.
Another common infill pattern is a line infill pattern. Compared with hexagon infill pattern, line infill pattern is less stronger, but as its toolpath is relatively simple, it takes less time to 3D print with a line infill pattern.
The following is the comparison of using line and hexagon infill patterns in the Flashforge's 3d slicing software Flashprint. As we can see the, using hexagon infill pattern will consume more 3D printing time than using the line infill pattern.