The seam location is where the material extrusion toolpath starts and ends on each closed part curve. Insight™ software will automatically identify and select a good location for the seam. Use seam control to improve functionality, aesthetics or quality.
− Align seams to improve sealing for gas and fluid handling applications.
− Move seams from critical mating surfaces to improve the fit of parts in an assembly
and to preserve assembly tolerance.
− Move seams from visible surfaces.
− Move seams to accessible or flat surfaces for easier finishing.
− Randomize seams on cylindrical parts to improve appearance.
− Move seams from downward-facing surfaces to avoid blemishes.
− Move seams from outside corners if build quality suffers due to poor airflow or
short duration between layers.
For more information, download the full best practices document here.