Overview

A part that is larger than the build envelope of a 3D printer can still be printed.
Oversized parts may be sectioned and subsequently bonded. For additional
details, see the Best Practice: Bonding.

Common reasons for sectioning include:

• Making parts that are larger than the build envelope of the 3D printer.
• Orienting sections so that each has optimal surface finish or strength.
• Sectioning parts so they can be bonded around a part made of another material.
• Verifying print parameters using only a section of a part.

The most common reason for sectioning parts is the part exceeds the dimensions
of the build envelope in the X, Y or Z direction. If possible, section the part in a computer-aided design (CAD) program so that you can add mating features, such as alignment pins or dovetails. However, Insight™ software has options for sectioning parts and adding registration features.

For more information, download the full best practices document here.

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